When the sun sinks below the horizon, and Sydney plunges into a natural darkness, it’s no longer just street lights keeping the city lit up… Sydney’s world famous light, music and ideas festival ‘VIVID’ is back!
2012 is only its fourth year running, but it’s already been ranked in the Top Ten Global Ideas Festival by UK’s well known and very influential Guardian newspaper. And that will come as no surprise to the thousands of people who have already experienced the festival. VIVID boasts over 50 interactive and immersive light art sculptures scattered around The Rocks, Circular Quay, Sydney opera House and Walsh Bay.
You could marvel at the Sydney Opera house’s arty outfit with its iconic peaks splashed with colour, interact with scarily real-seeming virtual puppies, or take off your shoes and enjoy the feeling of fibre optic sea grass between your toes. Not to mention those oversized and glowing dandilions! The city centre has well and truly been turned into a bright, buzzing and impressive night time wonderland!
The light aspect of this festival however, is not the be all and end all. VIVID festival is a celebration of creativity, ideas and music too, and they’re just as important. The festival fosters creative thought and the coming together of like minded people and companies resulting in an array of events, workshops and gigs to be attended throughout the duration of the festival!
VIVID is set to light up Sydney from 6PM-12AM every night until the 11th of June, so make sure you get yourself down to the city centre to marvel at all the creative genius on display! Check out the website for more details and to decide which wicked events you want to attend. You can even upload your own photos that you shot while enjoying what’s on offer, so go and get amongst it!