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New Horizons: Dying For Company

Almost half of single young men and women in Japan are virgins. Up to 70 per cent of millennials aren’t in a relationship but their desire to marry remains...

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New Horizons: Dying For Company - Vivid Ideas 2019
Location: Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia Price: From: $30.00

American Express Lounge

The American Express Lounge located at the Cruise Bar Rooftop, on level 3 of the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay is the perfect way for Card...

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American Express Lounge
Location: The Rocks Price: Free

Mad Racket ft. Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers (live)

A mammoth open-air party on the Harbour-view Northern Broadwalk stage with none other than Mr Fingers himself, see the original dancefloor maestro Larry Heard pummel the outdoor sound system into soulful submission.

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Mad Racket
Location: Sydney Opera House Price: From: $99.00

Grouper

Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House Making her Sydney Opera House debut, Oregon-based experimental artist Grouper is set to transport Vivid LIVE audiences...

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grouper
Location: Sydney Opera House Price: From: $59.00

World Business Forum Sydney 2019

Organised and powered by WOBI each year in cities across the globe, the World Business Forum is a two-day event that brings together thousands of senior-level decision makers from across all industries to learn from and be inspired by some the world’s most renowned business figures.

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World Business Forum Sydney
Location: International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC) Price: From: $2,800.00

Beetopia

Beetopia is a giant glowing bee hotel with oversized, colourful native bees crawling all over it. Inspired by the fast-growing trend of bee hotel...

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Image. Large bees hovering near  a wooden hut buzz and vibrate when touched. The tactile front of the hut is covered with a conglomeration of small round openings, ready for the bees to crawl inside. The bees come in a range of shapes and sizes, some plump, others sleek, some have striped bodies.Beetopia - Vivid Light 2019
Location: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney Price: Free

Programs

Vivid Live

Bursting into its second decade, Vivid LIVE welcomes the most influential music heroes and stellar contemporary acts to Sydney Opera House

Vivid Live

New Horizon Talk Series

Meet the experts using their genius and creativity to tackle global and local issues in a bid to make our future brighter.

New Horizon Talk Series

Vivid Art After Hours

Join us to discover diverse meanings of belonging as we explore an inner life, concepts of spirituality, cultural identity, and social diversity.

Art After Hours

Vivid Ideas Exchange

Discover something new, be inspired and sharpen your creative skills with Vivid Ideas. Join us for sessions on storytelling, design and innovation, health and wellness, data and AI as well as robots and family fun.

Vivid ideas exchange

Carriageworks

Expect nothing less than large-scale, immersive and high-quality cultural experiences that amplify the best of contemporary urban Sydney.

Carriageworks

X|Celerate

23 inner city venues showcasing emerging acts across every imaginable genre. Check out the line-ups, there’s something fresh and essential for everyone.

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Vivid School

Vivid Schools is aimed at encouraging High School students in Years 9-12 to learn more about the creative processes involved and future career opportunities

Vivid School 2019

Ideas

New Horizons: The New Frontier

A new era is of exploration is upon us; a new frontier. We’re tackling the big questions, what will space exploration look like in 20 years’ time...

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The new frontier
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Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia Price: From: $1.00

CURVY Creative Women's Conference

CURVY presents boundary breaking creative women on stage for talks that will help propel your career to the next level. Looking for more ammo to turn...

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CURVY Creative Women's Conference
Location: Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia Price: From: $60.00

New Horizons: The Darkest Web

When it comes to the online realm, there’s the world wide web – the internet we all know. Then there’s the dark web – the parallel internet accessed...

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The Darkest Web - New Horizons - Vivid Ideas 2019
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia Price: From: $30.00

Creativity+ Rewiring Your Brain for Creativity

Creativity+ Rewiring Your Brain for Creativity is an experiential workshop of discovery and exploration. Learn techniques that will tickle and tease...

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Creativity+ Rewiring Your Brain for Creativity
Location: Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia Price: From: $85.00

New Horizons: Is This The End Of Intimacy?

Hear how humans have engaged with sex and intimacy over time – from a 28,000-year-old phallic stone object discovered in Germany to the newly released...

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New Horizons: Is This The End Of Intimacy?
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia Price: From: $15.00

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Dream States

Meet Betty Burger with her purple paintbrush legs; Specimen 44 with his lobster arm; Gadgetron with his brainwave signals; Lucky (aka Corny) with his rotating...

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Image. Projected on the ICC Building five quirky beings dance across a starscape. A hamburger has paintbrush legs and giant lips, a woman has a discoball body and spaghetti hair, a being has dice head, bread body and corncob limbs, a car boot has legs and a cowboy hat and a robot wears a dynamic electric suit.Dream States
Location: Darling Harbour Price: Free

Timber Aurora

Timber Aurora is a nine metre long sculptural bench seat. This urban design prototype expresses a technological and functional aesthetic, encouraging audience...

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A 9-metre prism undulates like a wooden wave, rising to a broad centre, then tapering to a curved tail. The front flattens to form a long bench. A light grid dividing the surface shimmers with pink, green, yellow and orange hues in response to the movements and presence of visitors.
Location: Circular Quay Price: Free

Trumpet Flowers

“…I must be growing small again…” – Alice in Wonderland  You’ll feel as if you’ve shrunk as you approach the super-sized trumpet...

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trumpet flowers updated
Location: Chatswood Price: Free

Woodie

Robots are leaving factories heading to our homes to clean the floor, help around the house and drive our cars for us. Soon they’ll be a ubiquitous presence...

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Vivid Sydney 2019 - Woodie
Location: Chatswood Price: Free

Music

FKA twigs

Internationally acclaimed songwriter, director and dancer, FKA twigs will perform a one-night only show at Carriageworks for Vivid Sydney 2019.  Drawing...

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FKA twigs
Location: Carriageworks Price: From: $110.00