One of the biggest events during Sydney in winter is the Vivid light festival which runs from May 25th until June 11th and this year, with thanks to Destination NSW, I had the privilege to head North and experience it for myself.
The light show, one of the biggest in the world, encompassing many of Sydney’s most recognisable buildings, turns the city from a blank canvas into a something magical as the sun goes down and the lights are turned on.
The displays – found mainly around Walsh Bay, The Rocks, and Circular Quay, include the world’s largest torch, a igloo of plastic water bottles and a harbour ghost, as well as the icing on the cake with the lighting of the Sydney Opera House!
Here is just a small sampling of the photos I took from Vivid Sydney!
This piece, called Fractured Heart was used by Gotye at the 2012 ARIA awards but during Vivid you can come down and learn to play it through it’s motion sensors!
The deep sea monsters are actual pedicabs which are available for hire. They are both great to look at but also an environmentally friendly way to get around the foreshore!
On the side of the Museum of Contemporary Art, or MCA as the locals call it, is will.i.am’s collaboration with Intel and Vivid. The interactive AV project allows the public to ‘play the building’ through controlling the beats on the purpose built interface and projections.
The worlds largest noughts-and-crosses game is also part of Vivid! They also have the worlds largest torch (and a pretty decent sized red carpet for people to walk) on display as well.
My favourite building which is part of Vivid has to be Customs house with an animated projection which uses the buildings natural features as roads and subway station pillars.
Have you been to Vivid Sydney? What did you think?