Come to Vivid School 2019

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Come to Vivid School 2019


Vivid School

Vivid Sydney is the largest festival of Light, Music and Ideas in the Southern Hemisphere. This year, Destination NSW launches Vivid School giving High School students in Years 9-12 the opportunity to meet artists behind the event’s acclaimed 3D mapped projections and light installations. At Vivid School, students will learn about the processes involved in the light art production and find out about pathways to careers in the creative industries.

Vivid School provides students with unprecedented access to the artists, designers, animators, effects experts and technicians behind Sydney’s iconic building projections and light walk installations. These experts will share insights into their creative inspiration and the importance of collaboration. They’ll discuss how-to tips as well as their career trajectories, revealing how they built their skills and harnessed opportunities along the way.

Vivid School allows students to learn more about the creative processes involved in imagining, designing and delivering light based artworks for this internationally renowned event. This vocational education program is a rare chance for students to discover avenues for further study and future employment.

In its eleventh year, Vivid Sydney continues to evolve and prove itself as a leader in the field of creativity and innovation. By engaging with the next generation of artists, producers and designers, Vivid Sydney supports the growth of creative industries into the future.


Hear from the professionals involved in Vivid Light 2019. Find out what dreams they had in high school, how they started out and what twists and turns their creative careers have taken to land them on the world stage of Vivid Sydney.

Vivid School runs daily from Monday 27 May to Thursday 30 May 2019.

Arrive from 9:15am for a 10am start. Each full-day runs from 10am to 2:45pm, comprising a morning session, lunch break and afternoon session.


    Click on the images below for full daily program information.

    So you want a career in projection in art?

    DAY 1: MONDAY 27 MAY

    Session 1: So You Want a Career in Light & Technology Sculpture
    Session 2: So You Want a Career in Projection Art?

    Creating delicate pixel work, putting the A (art) into STEAM.


    Session 1: Intelligence is Now Artificial, But Your Co-Lab Should Be Real
    Session 2: So You Want a Career in Light & Technology Sculpture


    So you want a career in technology and light installation art?


    Session 1: Delicate Pixel Work (Girls Putting the 'A' in STEAM)
    Session 2: So You Want a Career in Projection Art?


    When intelligence is artificial your co-lab should be real


    Session 1: Delicate Pixel Work (Girls Putting the 'A' in STEAM)
    Session 2: Intelligence is Now Artificial, But Your Co-Lab Should Be Real



    Vivid School has been priced to encourage participation in this unique festival learning experience.

    • High school student fee is only $35.00 per student per day.
    • Accompanying teachers are admitted free of charge (maximum 1 teacher to 10 students).

    Placements are in high demand and are subject to a confirmed registration and ticket allocation. Once payment is received, there is a no refund policy for cancellations.


    Vivid School will take place at the International Convention Centre Sydney, Australia's premier convention, exhibition and entertainment destination.

    Accessible by foot, car, taxi, ferry, coach and light rail, ICC Sydney is located in the heart of Sydney’s vibrant Darling Harbour precinct.

    Meeting point: The Vivid School registration desk will be located in the main entrance to the Convention Centre. This entrance can be found at the northern end of ICC Sydney, closest to Cockle Bay (Darling Harbour) and Harbourside Shopping Centre.

    To plan your trip to Vivid School at ICC Sydney, please visit the getting to ICC Sydney page.

    If you are planning on bringing your school group by bus, please contact us by 10 May at:


    Food and beverage is not provided by Vivid School. There will be a one hour lunch break. Please bring all required lunch, snacks and beverages. Water stations will be available to fill up water bottles.


    Registrations for tickets to Vivid Sydney 2019 have now closed.

    For teachers and schools who have already registered for Vivid School 2019, payments must be finalised by Friday 10 May. Once payment is received, we unfortunately cannot offer refunds for cancellations.

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