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: Tuesday Program
Session 1: Intelligence is Now Artificial, But Your Co-Lab Should Be Real
Each individual artist in Vivid Sydney brings to the festival a unique set of creative skills and making abilities, from mechatronics to welding, engineering and coding to animation, illustration and lighting design. Vivid Sydney proves that incredible artists come from all manner of backgrounds and from places near and far. The festival also highlights that the best work evolves through collaboration. Almost every artwork in the festival is made by more than one person, and this session reveals the collaborative practices and processes used by some of Vivid Sydney's most prolific groups of artists to understand how they work together so well and why they do what they do.
This session provides an opportunity to meet artists* who have created work for every single Vivid Sydney since the festival’s inception including Simon and Anton Grimes and representatives from PropMill. You’ll meet the teams behind popular projections and light sculptures such as Goo!, FlipFlop, Watch Your Chips and many more.
Session 2: 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 Renzo Larriviere, Tim 'Hurricane' Bestman and Richard Neville who have created light installations such as Robot SPACELand’s EcoBot at Darling Harbour, Regal Peacock, TORUS and immersive lighting experiences at Taronga Zoo and Barangaroo.
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, and TORUS, as well as the 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.
*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 Vivid Light Curator, Lucy Keeler
- 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||Intelligence is Now Artificial, But Your Co-Lab Should be Real|
|Speakers* include Simon and Anton Grimes, representatives from PropMill who have worked on installations such as Urban Tree Project, Goo!, FlipFlop, Watch Your Chips and many more|
|12noon - 1pm||LUNCH BREAK|
|1pm - 2:40pm||So You Want a Career in Light & Technology Sculpture|
|Speakers* include Renzo Larriviere, Tim 'Hurricane' Bestman and Richard Neville who have worked on installations such as Robot SPACELand’s EcoBot at Darling Harbour, Regal Peacock, TORUS and immersive lighting experiences at Taronga Zoo and Barangaroo|
|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.