Wearable Technology Workshop

Dive into the world of wearable electronics and learn how to add and control full colour LEDs to your wardrobe, skateboards and installations! Learn how to solder, build electronic circuits, supply power to your project then customise your creation with code! You will walk away from the workshop with your own LED goggles to start your journey into the world of embedded electronics and coding! 

Run by Nick Wishart, Nick adapts and repurposes existing and emerging domestic technologies and intuitive physical interfaces to create new audio/visual interfaces. Wishart uses embedded electronics, sensors, audio-visual production and circuit bending to create interactive devices such as the bio-luminescent jellyfish featured in ERTH’s Prehistoric Aquarium as well as an RGB-sensitive chameleon commissioned for Vivid at Taronga Zoo 2016. 

Nick also creates unique electronic instruments using circuit bending techniques and is a founding member of the all toy band Toydeath. Formed in 1995, Toydeath have played throughout Australia with notable performances at the Sydney Biennale 2010, Big Day Out, The Great Escape as well as international tours to Europe, USA and Asia.

Ages 13–18

Ticket Conditions

*Booking and transaction fees may apply.


Vivid Sydney is big — it’s now the largest event of its kind in Australia and in 2017 it’s growing again with a world-class line-up of concert and music performances, public ideas programs, creative industry workshops and conferences. Find exciting new locations to explore this year as Vivid Sydney grows its footprint. See what else is happening in City and Surrounds.

Access and Inclusion

  • Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
  • The Companion Card is for people with a significant permanent disability, who always need a companion to provide attendant care type support in order to participate at most available community venues and activities.
500 Harris Street, Ultimo