After the sun sets, between 24th of May to 15th June, Sydney becomes illuminated by Vivid lights, performances, and talks. Artists come together with designers, singers, and idea-makers to challenge what you think is possible. This immersive art installation spans far and wide, and we have searched the city and the far corners of the internet, to bring you our tips on what not to miss.
Taronga Zoo comes alive again for the animal-inspired light show. Catch a selfie with bright yellow tigers or beaming blue elephants, while supporting environmental conservation with your tickets. The zoo is also a great spot to view the whole of the city lit up.
Disney’s Pixar Studios is lighting up the Argyle Cut at The Rocks with behind-the-scenes artworks and evolution of iconic animation which are projected onto the roof of the tunnel.
At First Fleek Park, visitors can “unleash their inner child through a spectrum of fun-packed playful activities” with the Samsung Electric Playground.
Vivid Light 2019 - Circular Quay, Regal Peacock
Claudia Nicholson projects her visions of Colombian 'alfombras de aserrín' and 'silleta’ onto the Museum of Contemporary Art with Let Me Down, a love letter to Latinx cultural traditions and pop culture.
Round the harbour curves at Campbell’s Cove, Angelo Bonello will dazzle you with his illuminated Ballerinas who are seen dancing along the water’s edge.
Nearby, the southern pole of the Harbour Bridge plays homage to the International Year of Indigenous Languages, with EORA: Broken Spear, from Rhoda Roberts AO and The Electric Canvas.
Sounds of Infinity at Victoria Avenue, Chatswood takes a seemingly simple mirror and transforms it into a retro-futuristic portal into another world - inspired by Stephen Hawking’s theories of black holes.
Vivid Light 2019 - The Rocks, Bubble Magician
While in Chatswood look out for Light Hearted which features fibre optic cables and mirrors which respond to your touch in a sea anemone aesthetic. Also, Trumpet Flowers, which allows you to enter a larger-than-life flower field.
Darling Harbour has more flower-like light pieces such as Florescentia and nature park Under The Milky Way: Tumbalong Lights which brings to life Kamilaroi and Euahlayi people’s astronomy.
In the Royal Botanic Garden’s Dancing Grass, Firefly Field, and Beetopia bring you closer to the nature you’re in with illuminated art displays.
Catch the Ideas Exchange or New Horizon at the Museum of Contemporary Art, to discuss sustainability, questions like 'who are you?', and how to make inspiring documentary-style films. Or head to Art Gallery of New South Wales for Art After Hours to hear from comedians, an Astronaut's Playlist or the ABC's 'You Can't Ask That.'
Carriageworks has a host of gigs for your viewing and listening pleasure. FKA Twigs, Curve Ball 2019, and RÜFÜS DU SOL will be hosted in the iconic venue over 8-15 June.