Sunday 19 Jun, 2016

15 Times Vivid Sydney Blew Our Minds

Vivid Sydney is here and you know what that means — no building, bridge, or walkway is safe from being transformed into a jaw-dropping light projection or a wildly impressive art installation. Every spring this three-week festival of light, music and innovative ideas serves up an eclectic menu of events to the Australian capital. From concerts in the Sydney Opera House, to renowned speakers, to giant light-up bunnies that tower over you (see below), it is near impossible not to find something that sparks your interest.

Hundreds of musicians and speakers have graced the many stages of Vivid Sydney, but today we’re here to focus on one thing: the lights!

We hope you enjoy these incredible snapshots from Vivid Sydney festivals past and present. Prepare to have your mind blown, and save your “oohs and ahhs” for the end!

See Vivid Sydney in person next year with your students! Browse tours here.

1. “Jellight” – 2011

JelliightPhoto Credit: Nigel Howe

2. “Colour3” – 2012

Color3Photo Credit: Kevin Wong

3. Chandelier – 2012

The ChandelierPhoto Credit: Beau Giles

4. “Digital Wattle” – 2012

Digital WattlePhoto Credit: Anna Ayvazyan

5. Sydney Harbour Bridge – 2013

Sydney Harbour BridgePhoto Credit: Ross Fowler

6. Museum of Contemporary Art – 2013

Musuem of Contemporary Art 2013Photo Credit: Ross Fowler

7. Sydney Opera House – 2014

Sydney Opera HousePhoto Credit: Nicki Mannix

8. Museum of Contemporary Art – 2014

Museum of contemporary art 2014Photo Credit: Kazuhisa Togo

9. “The Pool” – 2014

The PoolPhoto Credit: Paxton’s Camera

10. LiveWorks Installation – 2014

LiveworksPhoto Credit: MD11

11. University of Sydney – 2014

University of SydneyPhoto Credit: Jason James

12. “Intrude” – 2014

IntrudePhoto Credit: Mixy Lorenzo

13. Argyle Tunnel – 2015

Argyle TunnelPhoto Credit: Paul Carmona

14. “Arclight at the Rocks” – 2015

Arclight at the RocksPhoto Credit: Mr and Mrs Apteryx

15. Taronga Zoo – 2016

tarnga ZooPhoto Credit: Ian Sanderson