Hear from the professionals, where they started, from dreams in high school to their careers that have put them on the world stage.
Vivid School 2019: Monday Program
Session 1: So You Want a Career in Light & Technology Sculpture
Yes, you can have a career building robots that are five storeys tall! Meet the artists* behind some of the most popular works on the Vivid Sydney Light Walk including Zara Pasfield, Tim ‘Hurricane’ Bestman and Richard Neville.
Hear about how you can take your interest in art and design into a career making light sculptures. This session provides an opportunity to meet the artists behind Robot SPACELand’s 16metre tall EcoBot at Darling Harbour and the artists behind Regal Peacock, a giant kinetic bird, as well as immersive lighting experiences at Taronga Zoo and Barangaroo.
Come and discover that the artists in Vivid Sydney have each followed a unique road to build their individual careers. From mechatronics specialists and engineers to industrial designers and electricians, Vivid Sydney is proving that the great artists of our time haven’t necessarily gone to art school.
Session 2: So You Want a Career in Projection Art?
Do you love Drawing? Painting? Storytelling? Technology? Gaming? Meet the artists and technicians behind 2D and 3D animated projections on the landmark buildings in Vivid Sydney.
Speakers* include Bonnie Forsyth, Jonathan Nix, Michael Hassett and Murray Debus who have contributed to 3D mapped projections on Sydney’s landmark buildings including the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), Customs House and Sydney Opera House. Hear the stories of how Vivid Sydney's animators, designers and lighting specialists learned their craft and how they came to make work for the festival.
This session is a perfect opportunity to ask questions like: How many projectors do you need to light the Sydney Opera House? How big are they? How do you tell a story on a building façade like Customs House or the MCA that has gaps all over it for windows and doors? How do you know the animation you’re creating is going to fit on the building? What are the best colours to use when designing projection on a building? How do you make a projection interactive?
*Speakers subject to change.
The day commences with a Vivid Sydney Overview – presented by Destination NSW.
This is followed by two 90-minute sessions comprising:
- Topic Overview – presented by Lucy Keeler, Curator, Vivid Light
- Meet the Professionals – Panellist overview
- Moderated Panel Discussion
- Q&A for students and teachers (15-20mins)
|9:15am - 9:45am||Student Arrival|
|10am||Vivid Sydney overview presented by Destination NSW|
|10:15am-12pm||So You Want a Career in Light & Technology Sculpture|
|Speakers* include Zara Pasfield, Tim 'Hurricane' Bestman and Richard Neville who have created light installations such as: Robot SPACELand's Ecobot, Regal Peacock and Cathedral of Light.|
|12noon - 1pm||LUNCH BREAK|
|1pm - 2:40pm||So You Want a Career in Projection Art?|
|Speakers* include Bonnie Forsyth, Jonathan Nix, Michael Hassett and Murray Debus who have contributed to 3D mapped projections on Sydney’s landmark buildings across Vivid Sydney|
|2:40-2:45pm||Closing comments and Thank you|
REGISTER NOW FOR TICKETS
Teachers/Schools**, register for tickets to Vivid School for Year 9-12 students by Friday 3 May.
All new ticket enquiries, please Register for Tickets here.
We recommend you register early, as priority will be given to school groups who register first. Please provide an accurate request for tickets as the program is already proving to be very popular and capacities are limited.
Please note: This is not a confirmed booking. Registered Teachers/Schools will be contacted to confirm ticket availability and purchasing options.
All payment must be finalised by Friday 10 May. Once payment is received, we unfortunately cannot offer refunds for cancellations.
**Only teachers and official school representatives can register. As the Vivid School program runs on school days, direct student bookings cannot be accepted.
If you have any further questions regarding Vivid School you can contact us here.