Artist:Kristina Mah (Australia) Collaborators:Craig Laurendet (Australia) / Trevor Collict (Australia) / Mike Foxall (Australia) / Luke Hespanhol...

Wish Happiness


Mrs Macquaries Rd
2000 NSW

Wish Happiness

Event Details

Kristina Mah (Australia) 

Craig Laurendet (Australia) / Trevor Collict (Australia) / Mike Foxall (Australia) / Luke Hespanhol (Australia) / Lian Loke (Australia) / Thupten Gyatso (Tibet)

Wish Happiness transforms a playground carousel into a colourful illuminated ‘wheel of positive energy’. Visitors who turn the wheel generate a collective wish for peace and happiness to all beings.

Inspired by traditional Tibetan Buddhist prayer wheels, the act of spinning the wheel playfully engages visitors in embodied rituals of generosity, contemplation and well-wishing.

The energy released by turning the Wish Happiness wheel, projects an image onto the carousal, which is based on a Buddhist mandala. In Buddhism mandalas are seen as representations of the universe; they are also symbols of protection, peace and the enlightened mind.

Each time the wheel is rotated by visitors, a bell rings. Happily, it signals the transmission of positive thoughts and wishes out and into the universe.

Country represented by installation: Australia

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Audio Description

Access and Inclusion

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
  • Audio described - Audio description is a service provided for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Trained audio describers give live, objective, verbal descriptions.