Museum Up Late: Icons of the Underwater

Icons Under The Water
30 May
18:00 - 23:00
2 Murray Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Australian National Maritime Museum
2 Murray Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Be enchanted during Vivid Sydney with evening entry to major exhibitions and a Q&A session with iconic ocean experts on Wednesday 30 May, 6pm-11pm.

James Cameron — Challenging the Deep and Wildlife Photographer of the Year both explore some of the most fascinating places on earth, documented through the spirit of adventure. Be inspired by wildlife and wilderness before heading to our Icons of the Underwater talk and Q&A session.

There will also be a bar and an underwater environment in the foyer with a DJ playing chilled ocean vibes.


More people have walked on the face of the moon than have been to the bottom of the ocean floor. Meet Don Walsh, co-pilot of the Trieste, the first bathyscaphe to reach the floor of the Mariana Trench, seven miles down, the deepest place on earth.

Don Walsh, one of the world's greatest living explorers, will be in conversation with one of the world's greatest living oceanographers, Dr Tony Haymet, Distinguished Professor and Director & Vice-Chancellor Emeritus at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California.

The evening's topic: 'What is the ocean worth?'.

This is a rare opportunity to see these two icons together, speaking passionately about their legacy. The evening also includes a Q&A session.