The festival of light, music and ideas is back.
The countdown to Vivid Sydney has officially begun with Destination NSW releasing the line-up of events for 2021 this morning. Complete with brilliant art installations, exhilarating live performances, immersive experiences plus food and entertainment galore, August 6-28 is looking to be a pretty memorable time for Sydneysiders.
Vivid Sydney previously released a sneak peek of three stunning installations. Point Of View over Corner Playfair Place and George Street at The Rocks, giving us perspective into the mind of an artist at work. An artwork titled Vorax, by animator and illustrator, Ho Sheung Ning bringing to us the story of a mischievous thief’s rise to glory through some captivating animation and visual effects. And finally, Ephemeral which is set to be an immersive walkway of 200 glistening and colourful bubble-like spheres, floating over the water at Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour.
Now with the full line-up of events releasing there is so much to look forward to and we can’t wait to foray into the magical world of Vivid again.
Here are some of the highlights. An event titled Streetview Seascape will bring the ocean to life and take us on a resplendent underwater journey showcasing shallow coastal regions and unexplored ocean depths. Our Connected City will drench Sydney’s iconic architecture in mesmerising hues including The Rocks, Circular Quay, Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
Light Sentinels — nearly four meters tall giant kinetic flowers, will light up The Rocks in a dazzling light event. Music and art lovers would also gravitate towards ChronoHarp — forged by Sydney-based creative collective Amigo & Amigo and shedding light (quite literally) on the magic of the harp.
If you are someone who enjoys soul stirring conversations, there are some incredible talks lined up. On Creativity dwells on creative thinking and what its place is in modern education and workplaces. Comedian Magda Szubanski will bring to us a thought-provoking conversation about the healing power of the arts. If you’re looking to build new connections and branch out in your workplace you can add the Speed Networking event to your calendar. Find more information here.
Music enthusiasts are going to be spoilt for choice as well. Right from rising Indigenous star Miiesha to jazz rock trio The Necks and ARIA Award winning punk rock band Amyl and The Sniffers, the music scene will be at its dazzling best across the city. You can also dance it out with a massive blowout by Astral People who will be celebrating 10 years of dancing and partying, set against the brilliant backdrop of the Sydney harbour. Find more info on music events here.
Vivid kicks off on August 6 and will run until August 28 so get planning. You can find the full lineup of events here.
(All images: Supplied/ Destination NSW)