On Wednesday night I was joined by the Consul-General of the People's Republic of China and other dignitaries at Lower Town Hall to open our Crossing Boundaries exhibition.
The exhibition is beautiful, and shows off an amazing range and depth of artistic exchange between Australia, China, Vietnam, Japan and Korea.
This is the third time an art exhibition has held as part of our Chinese New Year celebrations, and it builds on the success of its predecessors.
This year, we have a specially commissioned artwork by Hu Ming - the first time the City has commissioned a work for the festival - and it's on display here.
We recognise creativity and the arts as important contributors to the City economy but also for the richness, depth and diversity they bring to our lives, and we will continue to support artists across the spectrum.
Chinese New Year, with its ever-increasing range of exhibitions and performances, has become a vital element of Sydney's cultural offering, and the proof is that it continues to attract an ever-wider audience.
Crossing Boundaries is open in Lower Town Hall from midday to 8pm until 9 February.