Opening night of Vivid Sydney 2022 launches with First Light, a powerful acknowledgement and celebration of our First Nations culture shaped by Creative...
Opening night of Vivid Sydney 2022 launches with First Light, a powerful acknowledgement and celebration of our First Nations culture shaped by Creative Advisor Rhoda Roberts AO. This poignant and memorable beginning to Vivid Sydney runs from 5:40pm until Lights On at 6pm in Campbells Cove. The Sydney Harbour Bridge pylons form a stunning backdrop, illuminated by Sharing the Same Life Essence, which celebrates the Gadigal people and Country.
Inspired by our First Nations people and the first harnessable source of light and warmth – fire – this spectacular and memorable event includes a Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony, and an especially designed performance by NAISDA dancers choreographed by Deon Hastie.
At First Light, we respect and reflect before moving from firelight to Lights On.
First Light will be shown on screens throughout the Light Walk each night of the festival as an Acknowledgement of Country.