If there’s something romantic about twinkling city lights, there’s something astounding about city brights. For 23 nights during Vivid Sydney, the...

City Sparkle

Location:

Circular Quay
2000 NSW
Australia

Image. 62 pillars of light arc into the sky from various points around Circular Quay, including the Harbour Bridge. Nearby buildings and structures are painted with luminous patterns and swathes of colour. From a control box near the Opera House, visitors can use a 3D model to create their own light show.City Sparkle - Vivid Light 2019

Event Details

Artist:
32 Hundred Lighting Pty Ltd: Iain Reed (Australia)

If there’s something romantic about twinkling city lights, there’s something astounding about city brights. For 23 nights during Vivid Sydney, the cityscape becomes a kaleidoscope of colour. One of Australia’s leading event production companies 32 Hundred Lighting is the creative source of a huge part of this breath-taking spectacle. 

City Sparkle is 32 Hundred Lighting’s vast symphony of light beams that plays across the skyline, dazzling Sydneysiders and visitors alike. This year, the light show incorporates 62 pillars of light and interactive sequencing. Fifteen giant Aquabeams shine from the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge along with innovative ‘sparkle points’ of LED tubes that illuminate the arch and road deck. To complement this beacon, light beams from atop Bennelong Apartments, Overseas Passenger Terminal and Cahill Expressway, with ‘sparkle points’ on 18 separate CBD building rooftops. Another 13 façades are saturated with colour. By linking Sydney’s landmarks, this luminous array offers an unmatched spectacle that can be experienced from vantage points near and far.

32 Hundred Lighting invites visitors into their purpose-built Perspex ‘control room’ at East Circular Quay (with full wheelchair access). Here you’ll find the newly constructed giant, 3D interactive tactile model of all the structures used in City Sparkle. Take your turn to create a unique show of glimmering colours, shining lights and magical memories.

 

Country represented by installation: Australia

Audio Description

Access and Inclusion

  • Audio described - Audio description is a service provided for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Trained audio describers give live, objective, verbal descriptions.
  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.