Over the past few years, Sydney has played host to an annual cultural event known as Vivid. This year I decided to discover what all the hype was about. So out I went, camera and Big Bear in tow, on a Friday night in June to the wintery and rainy streets of Sydney. Vivid is best described as an event of Light, Music and Ideas, where you can trek around town watching iconic city buildings be transformed by light, listen to local and international musical acts, and share in forums and public talks from leading thinkers.
On the program for this year were Light features at:
- Sydney Opera House
- Walsh Bay
- Circular Quay
- The Rocks
- North Sydney
- Darling Harbour
- Harbour Lights
- The Star
- Sydney University
Big Bear and I mostly stuck to areas of the Sydney CBD (such as Martin Place), The Rocks and Circular Quay. Being a highly visual experience, this post is best captured in visuals.
Tips before leaving the house:
- Wanna enhance your experience? Download the Vivid App to browse suggested itineraries and find places of interest.
- Research online about where you want to go to see Lights – you can also filter down by location and type of artwork.
- It’s winter – bring a coat, umbrella and appropriate shoes for walking in the wet.
- Expect crowds….big crowds, no seriously, insanely big crowds!
23 May – 9 June