The Vivid Festival had been entertaining Sydney until its finish last Monday 11th June. The Vivid festival is a celebration of Sydney’s beauty with an emphasis on lights, music and ideas.
Colouring the city with creativity and inspiration, Vivid Sydney highlights include the hugely popular immersive light installations and projections; performances from local and international musicians at Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House and the new Vivid Ideas Exchange at the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) featuring public talks and debates from leading global creative thinkers.
Vivid Sydney is a major celebration of the creative industries and the biggest festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting over 400,000 attendees in 2011.
There were events and light shows running all throughout Sydney from Customs House to the Opera House to the Australian Museum of Contemporary Art. My favourite light shows were on Customs House and The Opera House. It seems like it would’ve be boring but it is actually amazing to see how lights can play so many tricks on you and appear so real! I saw planes flying across Customs House as well as the Opera being rebuilt brick by brick and a person sliding down the arches.
There was so much buzz and happiness wandering around and checking out the exhibitions…not even the rain could dampen their spirits. So much was happening- from giant screens where people could play tic-tac-toe to amazing singers and dancers busking all around the streets.
Next year I suggest you make the effort no matter how miserable the weather may be and check out the beauty of Sydney when it is so bright and colourful. Check out my pictures below from my adventures around Vivid Festival.