Vivid Sydney: What’s On Around Circular Quay?
When it comes to Vivid Light, Circular Quay is Sydney’s dress circle. From Lights On! (6-11pm each night), vibrant light installations and superscale 3D projections on our City’s landmarks frame picture-postcard harbour views.
Meet up at Circular Quay under Endless Love by Michaela Gleave. This emphatic embrace of the city, her people, her visitors, her history and future is a must for selfies and group snaps.
Just a few steps away, Customs House takes on a whole new dimension when Ken Done’s expressive artworks morph across the façade in For Sydney With Love.
Head around to the Museum of Contemporary Art where giant cliffs of colour by abstract expressionist Helen Eager are set to music by Paul Mac in New York Sunday.
From here, you’ll get an incredible view of Sydney Opera House’s illuminated Sails that are beamed worldwide in a celebration of Sydney’s cultural magnitude. This year, the Sails unfurl with Indigenous Martu artists’ and Curiious, Yarrkalpa – Hunting Ground where colourful depictions of Country connect with a soundtrack by Electric Fields and Martu Artists.
Watch how colour fields extend onto boats on the water, lighting them up for Vivid Light on Sydney Harbour.
Continue around to Sydney Harbour Bridge where you won’t miss 150 searchlights beaming into the skies and ribbons of light that make up Our Connected City. This year marks Sydney Harbour Bridge’s 90th Birthday and archival images and footage of the people, places and stories behind this enduring arch are projected on her pylons throughout Vivid Sydney. The pylons are also a canvas for Sharing the Same Life Essence that celebrates our Gadigal people, their ancestry and Country.
Nearby, Leila Jeffrey’s Temple features large-scale slow motion video of native cockatoos in a space for reflection. Projected on Unwins Stores, One Big Backyard explores the melting pot that makes Sydney so unique while the time-travelling animated characters of Crowded Cadmans come straight from the minds of artists living with disability, and Ninget Universe on the ASN Clocktower erupts from the mind of an 11 year old boy with a vibrant perspective on life.
Between these beacons, see how many Vivid Light works you can discover through The Rocks and up to Hickson Reserve, including Crosswalk This Way, Point of View, 88 Bars, Bloom, STRYBX 2032, Equilateral, Fall, and Neon Graffiti.
Follow the neon birds – Future Natives – to discover all the art on the Light Walk and enjoy a spot of ‘birdwatching’ en route.
If you want to continue the buzz, stop in to Vivid Sydney Supper Club at Mary’s Underground for a nightcap and settle in for some of the best cabaret, comedy and crooners in town.
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