Darling Harbour

Vivid Sydney at Darling Harbour runs from 6pm–11pm.

Magicians of the Mist is the result of a passionate collaboration between artists, composers, engineers, fountaineer, pyrotechnicians and other leaders in their field to celebrate the power of creativity and innovation. This extraordinary work blurs the line between art and technology defining the digital era: 12 massive pumps throw 28 tonnes of water into the air every minute; huge projections shine on walls of water 60 metres wide and 40 metres high. Lasers, fountains, jets of flame, music, fireworks, fireballs, LEDs and searchlights are all controlled through a computer interface in the hands of a master fountaineer and laser artist.

Magicians of the Mist shows are every half hour from 6pm – 11pm every night, with fireworks at 7pm and 8.30pm on Friday and Saturday.  

Projected on the iconic rooftop of the National Maritime Museum, the gigantic wave-form of the museum roof in Darling Harbour is the canvas for Inspired by the Sea. This spectacular projection evokes the sea’s majesty and mystery and its power to influence artists, writers and collections. A collaboration with UTS animation students, this fantastical maritime work delves into how the sea has shaped us and we and our lives.

Where: Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour