The Octopoda

Hanging above Hawker Lane, the Octopoda invites audiences to become part of his tentacle percussion ensemble. Featuring eight tentacle drums, each activates a unique display of colour and light animating the Octopoda’s musical mind. Inspired by steampunk themes, when all eight drums are playing together Octopoda will dazzle audiences with his mechanical moves and rhythmic light display.

Stay a while at Hawker Lane, the Asian street food hotspot. Open 'til 10pm every night, Hawker Lane offers 15 unique Asian dining retailers in the one location and is celebrating Vivid Sydney at Chatswood with entertainment, special offers, light installations and events. Enter off Victoria Avenue directly opposite The Concourse for an authentic hawker-style dining experience your whole family will love.

Westfield’s Anderson Street restaurants will also get into the spirit with special offers and entertainment only available during Vivid Sydney at Chatswood. Their variety of cuisines includes gourmet burgers, juicy ribs, finger-licking chicken, delicious dumplings and mouth-watering Lebanese delights.

Artist: Amigo & Amigo
Simone Chua and Renzo B. Larriviere

Location: Westfield Chatswood, Victoria Avenue entrance. Opposite The Concourse.


Vivid Sydney at Chatswood runs from 26 May – 17 June from 5.30pm – 10.30pm

The buildings, shopping malls, streets and laneways of the Chatswood CBD are reinvented as a funky, retro-futuristic smart city with ingenious installations and light sculptures. All are inspired by the ‘Steampunk’ design aesthetic of 19th century steam-powered machinery.

At Chatswood Interchange more than 9000 spheres glow above in Voxelscape, and a pumping steam engine is created with interactive projection in Gear Shift; a glittering canopy of light in Chatswood Mall leads to Crossword, which sends out barrages of hidden light messages; an explosion of interactive light greets diners as they enter the Asian street-food hot spot, Hawker Lane in Westfield Chatswood; meanwhile, Light Bounce at Chatswood Chase Sydney encourages visitors to wander by day through a sparkling forest of refractive light.

The façade of The Concourse hosts Future City/Smart City, which follows a flight of whimsical dirigibles to an airbourne, sustainable community; on returning to earth visitors peer into the reflective pool to discover the submerged magic of Steampunk Waterworld. See what else is happening in Chatswood

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