In a first for the festival, see lights on vessels sailing on the harbour sync with the animated Martumili collective painting – Yarrkalpa – Hunting...

Vivid Light on Sydney Harbour

Location:

Circular Quay
2000 NSW
Australia

Price:
Free
This is an image of boats all lit up with colourful lights, against a backdrop of an illuminated Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of Vivid Sydney
This is an image of boats all lit up with colourful lights, against a backdrop of an illuminated Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of Vivid Sydney

Event Details

In a first for the festival, see lights on vessels sailing on the harbour sync with the animated Martumili collective painting – Yarrkalpa – Hunting Ground – that illuminates Sydney Opera House. Through clever programming and innovative technologies, the 3D mapped projections created by Curiious in collaboration with Martu Artists that beautifully depict the Indigenous artists’ community and country also ripple across the water. When imagery morphs on the Sydney Opera House sails, the boats change colour simultaneously, making the watercraft part of a luminous aquatic artwork. This flotilla of colour also synchronises with the lights on Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city’s skyscrapers in an awe-inspiring array.   

Together, boats and ferries become part of a coordinated display that moves across the colour spectrum as they sail across the harbour. 

A number of commercial operators participate in the installation, enabling their passengers to enjoy an additional perspective on Vivid Sydney with mesmerising light reflections that dance upon the water. 

Explore the range of on water options from the participating operators:

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