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What better way to keep the adventure going after your Vivid Sydney visit by exploring our natural wonders just outside of the city? A treasure trove of experiences await: hike into the mountains, taste wine from the barrel and walk among the treetops. And best of all, these trips are all within 2.5 hours' drive of Sydney – perfect if you’re looking to extend a holiday for just a few days.
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Vivid Sydney 2023 is just around the corner and this year, we're proud to be adding Vivid Food to our program of Light, Music and Ideas, celebrating Sydney as our culinary capital. From 26 May to 17 June, world-class hatted chefs, restaurants, producers and venues take centre-stage alongside esteemed international chefs and guests, across more than 20 innovative events.
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2023 marks Vivid Sydney's biggest year yet, with innovation found across this year's program of Light, Music, Ideas and, for the first time, Food.
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With this year's Vivid Sydney program more stacked than ever, we asked Ideas Curator Tory Loudon for her unmissable events. In her own words…
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First Nations talent is front-and-centre this Vivid Sydney, as we celebrate the world's oldest continuing living culture and shine a spotlight on the artists and voices continuing to shape it.
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With 60 light works at this year's Vivid Sydney, it can be hard to know where to start. We’ve already offered an itinerary for this year’s 8.5km Light Walk, but here are eight works that really exemplify this year’s Creative Direction, 'Vivid Sydney, Naturally'. Beautiful and on an awe-inspiring scale, these works ask us to reconsider our relationship to nature and our surroundings, rendering our city anew while opening our eyes and minds alike. See them yourself from 26 May to 17 June!
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Gill Minervini, Vivid Sydney Festival Director and Light Curator "In 2023, Vivid Sydney is all about celebrating what really matters – connection, authenticity, love, nature. Nature provides a sense of discovery, a celebration of authenticity, an invitation to connect and a chance to create, all experiences we can share at Vivid Sydney. This year, I’m excited that we have our biggest and boldest light works to date from both world-famous artists and local talents, as well as our rich program of ideas, music and, for the first time, food."
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The excitement is building for the return of Vivid Sydney to our city — just 100 days to go. The countdown is on — find out about the festival's direction for this year, the new festival focus Vivid Food, and take a sneak peek at the Light Walk, returning for Vivid Sydney 2023. Today, February 15, Minister for Tourism Ben Franklin and Vivid Sydney Festival Director Gill Minervini launched the official 100 day countdown to Vivid Sydney 2023, revealing some of the exciting festival-first experiences we can expect this year.
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Vivid Sydney is a visual and sonic extravaganza – and with the 2022 festival offering the longest Light Walk in the history of the event, stretching from Sydney Opera House to Central Station, there are more artworks to admire than ever before. Don’t miss 10 of the most Instagrammable and unforgettable works when exploring the soul of the city. 1. Yarrkalpa - Hunting Ground, 2021 by the Martu Artists and Curiious Soundtrack by Electric Fields and Martu Artists
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With its dazzling light art, illuminated installations and jaw-dropping projections, Vivid Sydney is one of the most photographed events in the world. But how do you uniquely capture something that almost everyone else in the city is taking photos of, too? This year, seek out a different perspective. With tips from the Vivid Sydney photographic team, here’s our guide to capturing the city's soul from unexpected vantage points and photographer-approved views. 
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Vivid Sydney returns in 2022 as a bigger-than-ever multi-sensory ode to the very soul of this magical harbour city and its people. We've got over 70 deals on offer from our incredible partners but we've rounded up our top 10 for you right here.  
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With 25 events involving First Nations artists and thinkers, there’s plenty of ways to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture at this year’s Vivid Sydney, which will take over the city from 27 May to 18 June. From seeing the hottest artists debut on the hallowed stages of Sydney Opera House to thought-provoking debates on racism, storytelling and more, here are nine experiences not to be missed at this year’s festival.  
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