Swing Glow

Artists: NBRS+PARTNERS, Fiona Venn
Collaborators: Tiffany Liew/ Hung-Ying Gill/ Andrew Leuchars/ ENVISION Team/ WSP Vision Design / Mickey Kojak
Country: Australia

Swing Glow encourages children into a playground of illuminated swing sets. As they soar into the air, the swings create curved trajectories of coloured light – momentary artworks set against the backdrop of the city night.

In isolation, each swing creates a spectacular effect. In combination, the swings form an artwork that is even more striking.

The light display is invigorated through sound; music changes pace as people take off and land. The more people enjoy the swings, the more they respond; fun, exploration, effort and release from inhibition create delightful and ever-changing displays of colour, light and sound.

In the static state, each swing’s seat and cables are lit with coloured LEDs tuned to different light spectrums. In their kinetic state, the intensity of the lighting surges, leaving an arc of rainbow lights in the swing’s wake.

Swing Glow enhances its harbourside site, which provides a beautiful backdrop for photographs. In order to allow the maximum number of people to participate, the lights are time-limited.


As the strip of land where European settlers chose to step ashore in 1788, The Rocks is essentially the birthplace of modern Sydney. Get a sense of Sydney's past exploring The Rocks' cobbled laneways, cosy cafes and some of the oldest pubs in the country.

The world-famous Vivid Light Walk returns with more than 60 spectacular light art installations, large-scale illuminations and mesmerising 3D-mapped building projections to light up Sydney’s waterfront. Lined up along prime harbourside locations that include the Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay, The Rocks, Campbells Cove and Walsh Bay, the Light Walk is free and open to all. You can enjoy this enticing world from any number of places along the way; just give yourself plenty of time to stop, connect, express yourself and have fun. See what else is happening in The Rocks

First Fleet Park, George Street, The Rocks NSW 2000