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2019: Top 10 Most Instagrammed Vivid Sydney Light Installations

Vivid Sydney is brightening up your winter nights and...

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Vivid Live

Bursting into its second decade, Vivid LIVE welcomes the most influential music heroes and stellar contemporary acts to Sydney Opera House

Vivid Live

New Horizon Talk Series

Meet the experts using their genius and creativity to tackle global and local issues in a bid to make our future brighter.

New Horizon Talk Series

Vivid Art After Hours

Join us to discover diverse meanings of belonging as we explore an inner life, concepts of spirituality, cultural identity, and social diversity.

Art After Hours

Vivid Ideas Exchange

Discover something new, be inspired and sharpen your creative skills with Vivid Ideas. Join us for sessions on storytelling, design and innovation, health and wellness, data and AI as well as robots and family fun.

Vivid ideas exchange

Carriageworks

Expect nothing less than large-scale, immersive and high-quality cultural experiences that amplify the best of contemporary urban Sydney.

Carriageworks

X|Celerate

23 inner city venues showcasing emerging acts across every imaginable genre. Check out the line-ups, there’s something fresh and essential for everyone. Presented by City of Sydney.

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Vivid School

Vivid Schools is aimed at encouraging High School students in Years 9-12 to learn more about the creative processes involved and future career opportunities

Vivid School 2019

Ideas

Sydney Film Festival 2019

Between 5 and 16 June, Sydney Film Festival screens 307 of the greatest and strangest new films from 58 countries, including 33 World Premieres, at nine...

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Sydney Film Festival
Price: From: $21.00

Vogue Codes LIVE

The trend we need to set? Empowering future female innovation. Connect with Vogue Australia who, together with the most influential names in technology...

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Vogue Codes LIVE - Vivid Sydney 2019
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Light

Specularity

Like a futuristic Stonehenge, Specularity offers a unique visual experience that plays with one’s perception of space and time. In their Vivid Light...

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Image. 24 mirrored pillars stand in two concentric circles around a transparent infinity cube which has interior and exterior sides, all edged with coloured light bars. The cube’s changing colours play  across the pillars’ reflective surfaces, creating dynamic patterns of colour and light.Specularity - Vivid Light 2019
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Ocean Sentinels

Ocean Sentinels comprises seven traditional figures representing Pacific Island communities and environments under threat from human induced climate change...

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Ocean Sentinels
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Let Me Down

In her emotionally charged Vivid Light debut, Sydney-based artist Claudia Nicholson has created a romantic homage to her birth country of Colombia.  Nicholson...

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Image. The MCA’s Art Deco facade disappears behind fields of vibrant flowers,  butterflies, sparkles, candles, animations and flames. Petals fall from a spotlit white rose. Coloured particles swirl away, leaving expanding swathes of black. Beseeching words of love in English and Spanish scroll past. Let Me Down projection
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Digital Odyssey

Advances in communication technology have dissolved cultural and geographic divides, but have they dissolved genuine human connection?

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Digital odyssey
Location: Chatswood Price: Free

I Dance With You

Behold the majesty of the powerful yet delicate wings of the mythical Qilin beast beating along Chatswood Mall, bringing prosperity and peace. In Chinese...

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I Dance With You
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Ether Elm

Lerner and Loewe’s classic lyric I Talk to the trees… But they don’t listen to me… gets a 2019 reprise when nature and technology become one at...

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Ether Elm
Location: Chatswood Price: Free

Music

Eillish Giligan @ Golden Age

Eilish Gilligan is a producer, songwriter and feelings-feeler based in Melbourne. Harbouring an unwavering love for all things pop, Gilligan creates deep...

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Eilish Giligan
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MAJUN BU // VIVID SPECIAL

Majun Bu is a multi-genre explosion of surf skank dance anthems. Hailed as one of Sydney's finest party bands, the energetic five piece has been a...

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MAJUN BU // VIVID SPECIAL
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