Vivid Festival, Museum of
Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW
See Sydney in a sparkling new light during the annual Vivid Sydney. Each winter, the world’s best designers and artists transform the city. See stunning images projected onto Sydney Opera House, control the lights on the Harbour Bridge, play with interactive light sculptures throughout the city centre, experience great music and hear inspiring talks.
What's new in 2016
Iconic Opera House Sails: In a Vivid Sydney first, the sails of the world-heritage listed Sydney Opera House will celebrate the rich and diverse work of Australia’s Indigenous artists through the projection, Songlines. Six Indigenous artists will illustrate the extraordinary connections between Indigenous astronomy and the natural world - the celestial and terrestrial Songlines that weave through time and distance, earth and sky.
Light up Taronga Zoo: As part of the zoo’s centenary celebrations, Tarong, in a collaboration with Ample Projects, has put together a collection of light sculptures that will be among the largest and most technologically advanced lanterns ever featured in Vivid Sydney. This is the first time that Taronga have been involved in Vivid. Visitors to Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo will be welcomed by a grand projection onto the façade of Taronga’s historic main entrance followed by a trail illuminated creatures including a two-metre tall Sumatran Tiger, a four-metre high bilby, a five-metre wide marine turtle with moving parts and a bright blue Asian Elephant and some smaller friends like an echidna, chameleon, crocodile, cicadas and even a funnel-web spider.