Spotlight on Vivid Sydney Precinct: Chatswood

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The Electric Canvas will take over Chatswood with a range of incredible installations for Vivid Sydney. One of the Vivid Sydney festival’s main precincts, the centre of Chatswood will be transformed into a futuristic smart city filled with dazzling light sculptures and installations inspired by 19th-century machinery and the steampunk aesthetic. Check out the amazing artworks set to hit Chatswood from 26 May to 17 June and start planning your Vivid Sydney 2017 adventure.

Crossword

Crossword is an immersive light installation in which spectators become the backdrop. A highlight in the Vivid Sydney program, Crossword will shoot a crossfire of emotive words and phrases into mid-air, painting pedestrians with language as they cross the Victor Street intersection. The installation will be showing every night during Vivid Sydney and will leave you trying to decipher hidden messages written on unsuspecting bodies.

Free event, for more info click here.

26 May - 17 June, 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Gear Shift

The Level 3 footbridge at the Chatswood Interchange will be transformed as smart motion tracking and extreme-resolution projections combine to create a mesmerising display and experience. Gears will whir underfoot and pumping machinery will respond to the actions of the public, coming together to form an endlessly shifting steam-powered machine.

Free event, for more info click here.

26 May - 17 June, 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Light Bounce

Made for younger Vivid Sydney guests, Light Bounce is a collection of colourful multimedia totems. Located in Chatswood Chase, visitors of all ages will enjoy watching the light bounce from totem to totem as they reflect off each other and their everyday surroundings. Light Bounce will be open each day throughout the festival, with the totems lighting up until 9pm every Thursday.

Free event, for more info click here.

26 May – 17 June:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday — Open daily from 9.30am – 5.30pm

Thursday – 9.30am – 9pm

Saturday – 9am – 5pm

Sunday – 10am – 5pm

Canopy of Light

The streets surrounding Chatswood Mall will come to life every evening throughout Vivid Sydney with Canopy of Light. Canopy of Light will flood the streets with colourful lights leading visitors along the mall’s thoroughfare. The soft lights will shed a multicoloured glow on the beautiful Chinese elm trees that line the avenue, while silver fairy lights will create an almost kilometre-long canopy overhead.

Free event, for more info click here.

26 May - 17 June, 5:30pm - 10:30pm

The Octopoda

The Octopoda, a giant steampunk octopus, will hang above street food mecca Hawkers Lane during Vivid Sydney. Created by artists Amigo & Amigo (Simone Chua and Renzo B. Larriviere), The Octopoda features eight colourful tentacle drums, with each drum provoking a unique sequence of colours. When all of the drums are played together, the Octopoda begins a mechanical dance complete with a rhythmic light display.

Free event, for more info click here.

26 May - 17 June, 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Steampunk Waterworld

Using the reflection pool at The Concourse, Steampunk Waterworld will create visions of a post-modern underwater city. In keeping with Chatswood’s steampunk theme, the piece is a homage to Jules Verne, a 19th-century French science fiction novelist, poet and playwright. Steampunk Waterworld is best viewed outdoors, from the ground level.

Free event, for more info click here.

26 May - 17 June, 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Future City Smart City

The jewel in the crown of Chatswood’s Vivid Sydney showcase, Future City Smart City will be projected onto the sails of The Concourse Performing Arts Centre. This feature piece will use sounds and images to transport visitors to a futuristic world. In this future, humans have taken to the skies in a range of whimsical airborne homes.

Free event, for more info click here.

26 May - 17 June, 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Voxelscape

Voxelscape marks the beginning of Chatswood’s Vivid Sydney exhibition. Head to Chatswood Interchange to see the mall filled with over 9,000 LED lights. The result of this huge endeavour is a 3D light display which can be seen from any level of the mall.

Free event, for more info click here.

26 May - 16 June, 5:30pm - 10:30pm