Vivid Sydney Festival Opens with Lighting of the Sails.

sydney opera house during the vivid sydney festival.

Just a few days ago, Vivid Sydney opened with the lighting of the sails of the Sydney Opera House, along with other events. It was a beautiful evening (just before the rain) and we had the front-and-center view of the Opera House from the balcony of the Overseas Passenger Terminal, where the opening event was held. Beams of light were projected from the Terminal as well as from the Botanic Gardens on both sides of the Opera House, giving the iconic building “instant makeovers” as the colors changed every few minutes. The sight was certainly spectacular. The festival ends Junew 12, so if you will be in Sydney, go check it out.

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sydney opera house during the vivid sydney festival.

sydney opera house during the vivid sydney festival.

sydney opera house during the vivid sydney festival.

sydney opera house during the vivid sydney festival.

sydney opera house during the vivid sydney festival.

Vivid Sydney Festival.

lighting of the sails at luminous, part of vivid sydney.

In less than ten days, Sydney will host a new festival of music, light and ideas called Vivid Sydney. The festival, in its inaugural year, is to showcase Sydney as a creative hub in the Asia-Pacific region with a series of light installations, public talks, concerts and more. On May 26th, the festival will open with the lighting of the sails of the Sydney Opera House with artwork by Brian Eno, who is also the event’s curator. There will also be an image/sound installation called “77 Million Paintings by Brian Eno” that will be showcased at the Opera House.

lighting of the sails at luminous, part of vivid sydney.

In conjunction the Smart Light Sydney event will also open with a Light Walk of luminous art that starts at the Sydney Observatory and through the Rocks to the Opera House, as well as to the Conservatorium of Music. An art light exhibition will also be held at the University of Technology, Sydney. These events will be free to the public. This is just a start to three week’s worth of events in the Australian city.

For visitors to the event, the City of Sydney has organized a series of deals with local hotels, restaurants, attractions and more — many with “buy one, get one free” deals with exception of hotels, which is a “book two nights and get the third free”. A link is below for reference.

light walk at smart light, part of vivid sydney.