Vivid Sydney warms the soul of our city with light artists, music makers and brilliant thinkers. Spark your sense of wonder and come out to play as Sydney transforms into a playground of the unexpected.

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Magda Szubanski

Magda Szubanski on the healing power of the arts and laughter Comedian Magda Szubanski AO has been making us laugh for three decades. Her comedic talents...

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Location: Sydney Town Hall Price: From: $35.00

Light

Fall

Covering over 70% of the Earth’s surface, water is a precious resource that is vital for all forms of life. Fall is a sensory experience encouraging...

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Fall
Location: The Rocks Price: Free

Holi

Inspired by the famous Hindu Festival of Colours, Holi is an interactive artwork, created by Ocubo Atelier, that gives you the opportunity to spread joy...

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Holi
Location: The Rocks Price: Free

SHARD

Shard is a trio of light sculptures that acts as a platform for the stories of Baykali Ganumbarr, Yalyalwuy Gondarra and Watjarr (Marko) Garmu. Hear the...

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SHARD
Location: The Rocks Price: Free

One Big Backyard

One Big Backyard explores what it really means to be a Sydneysider today, regardless of your location or background. This extraordinary light installation...

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One Big Backyard
Location: The Rocks Price: Free

Symbiosis

In Symbiosis, Belgian collective Dirty Monitor reveals the intimate association between humans and fauna, flora and mineral elements. Symbiosis takes you...

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Symbiosis
Location: The Rocks Price: Free

Patterns in Nature

During the summer term of 2019-2020 UTS Design ran an elective subject to enable students to produce an artwork for exhibition at Vivid Sydney 2021. The...

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Light sculptures depicting Patterns in Nature at First Fleet Park in Sydney
Location: Circular Quay Price: Free

VORAX

Customs House shines again! Be enchanted by VORAX – a seamlessly looping 3D animated epic tale of the quest for all-consuming power. The story begins...

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VORAX
Location: Circular Quay Price: Free

New York Sunday

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia will be transformed into majestic cliffs of colour that will shift and morph into new combinations. This installation...

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New York Sunday (MCA)
Location: Circular Quay Price: Free

Ephemeral

Sydney-based design studio Atelier Sisu works at the intersection of art and architecture creating large-scale site-specific works that enchant by reinventing...

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Ephemeral
Location: Darling Harbour Price: Free

Ideas

Magda Szubanski

Magda Szubanski on the healing power of the arts and laughter Comedian Magda Szubanski AO has been making us laugh for three decades. Her comedic talents...

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Magda Szubanski headshot
Location: Sydney Town Hall Price: From: $35.00

Brazen Hussies

Outrage against systemic misogyny… allegations of the mistreatment, bullying and sexual abuse of women in the workplace… a cri de coeur for women’s...

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Brazen Hussies
Location: City and Surrounds Price: From: $25.00

Whistleblowers

In an age of mixed messages and ‘alternative facts’, investigative journalists play a leading role in sorting the truth from the lies. So how do journalists...

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Whistleblowers
Location: NSW Parliament House Price: From: $25.00

Pushing Boundaries

Have you ever wondered what drives those people who don’t know when to stop? When Jenny Valentish wrote Woman of Substances, a book about addiction...

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New Horizons: Pushing Boundaries
Location: Vivid Ideas Exchange, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Price: From: $25.00

Sects, Lies & Cults

Cults. They bring to mind master manipulators Jim Jones, Anne Hamilton Byrne and Charles Manson. Mass suicide, child abduction, routine drug experimentation...

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Children from a cult dressed in similar clothing with matching bowl haircuts
Location: Vivid Ideas Exchange, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Price: From: $25.00

Music

TEENAGE WASTELAND

Remember the soundtracks to Blade Runner, Halloween & the Terminator films? They're forever etched in the memories of world renowned music makers Jono...

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Analogue TV, VCR and 8 track recorder placed in the desert
Location: Powerhouse Museum Price: From: $45.00

Vivid LIVE: G Flip

Bedroom musician turned cutting-edge indie pop star G Flip is one of Australia’s most exciting new artists, and they’re making their Sydney Opera House...

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Vivid Live: G Flip
Location: Sydney Opera House Price: From: $39.00

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