The world-famous Vivid Light Walk returns with spectacular light art installations, large-scale illuminations and mesmerising 3D-mapped...
Vivid Light Walk
The world-famous Vivid Light Walk returns with spectacular light art installations, large-scale illuminations and mesmerising 3D-mapped building projections to light up Sydney’s waterfront.
Embark on the Vivid Light Walk on Alfred Street, behind Circular Quay, and immerse yourself in Sydney's Hidden Stories, an immersive wonderland of 3D landscapes, withches and wizards, which have been projected onto the facade of Customs House; further along, Extrude's 10-metre-high translucent tower pulsing with light looks fragile yet commanding. It looks precarious but it’s safe; climb in and find out. Nearby, molecules appear in a spiraling column at DNA, shifting shape and colour as you move around the sculpture.
Closer to the harbour in First Fleet Park, Light Rocket looks like an old-style rocket ship rising 15 metres into the darkness and docked with its own light tower. Enter the base and ‘take off’ into a kaleidoscopic world of light, mirrors and sound. Friends, lovers and couples can declare their love for each other from a raised platform at I Love You where an illuminated ‘Love-OMetre’pulses in the shape of a giant heart. Nearby, watch in awe as the familiar shape of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is transformed into an artist’s canvas with 3D-mapped building projections and a palette of rich colours in The Matter of Painting. Get on board an imaginary vessel at Cadmans Cottage for Impossible Voyage, and venture into The Rocks where narrow laneways, heritage architecture and leafy streets create the perfect backdrop for the Light Walk. Sound Bubble offers a fun way to interact with anartificial brain; just approach the hugetransparent cube filled with white balls tosee how. Nearby, in tiny Kendall Lane, an interactive gyroscope surveys the landscape at DODECA where luminous geometric shapes swirl in the darkness, drawing you in to its ethereal sphere.