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Vivid Sydney Makes a Light Show of the City's Harbour and Beyond

Vivid Sydney Makes a Light Show of the City's Harbour and Beyond
Vivid Sydney Makes a Light Show of the City's Harbour and Beyond, Opera House Songlines. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales
Opera House Songlines. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales

Vivid Sydney, the Australian city's annual festival of lights, began today with colorful installations that reinvent icons like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Jørn Utzon’s renowned Opera House. The event is host to over 90 light installations devised by more than 150 artists from 23 countries, appearing in eight precincts across the city.

Opera House Songlines. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales Cathedral of Light, Botanic Gardens. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales Circular Quay. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales Chatswood Gondwana Light Lab. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales + 18

This year’s installation on the “sails” of the Sydney Opera House is called Songlines and celebrates the work of six Indigenous Australian artists: Karla Dickens, Djon Mundine OAM, Reko Rennie, Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi, Donny Woolagoodja and the late Gulumbu Yunupingu.

Opera House Songlines. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales
Opera House Songlines. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales

Opera House Songlines. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales Opera House Songlines. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales Opera House Songlines. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales Cathedral of Light, Botanic Gardens. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales + 18

Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the State Government’s tourism and major events agency. As the world’s largest festival of light, music, and ideas – attended by 1.7 million visitors in 2015 – Vivid Sydney will run for 23 nights from May 23 - June 18.

Cathedral of Light, Botanic Gardens. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales
Cathedral of Light, Botanic Gardens. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales

Circular Quay. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales Central Park. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales Botanic Gardens. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales Taronga Zoo Asian Elephant. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales + 18

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Cite: Vladimir Gintoff. "Vivid Sydney Makes a Light Show of the City's Harbour and Beyond" 27 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/788381/vivid-sydney-makes-a-light-show-of-the-citys-harbour-and-beyond/> ISSN 0719-8884
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Opera House Songlines. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales

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