Vivid Sydney Lights the City with Colour

Vivid Sydney 2011

Vivid Sydney 2011

Photography buffs take note. Dust off your tripods and practice your long exposure settings. Vivid Sydney, a festival celebrating light, music and ideas has hit our shores.

Now in its third year, the 18 day festival sees the Lighting of the Sails at the Sydney Opera House with 3D light projections and various art and illuminations at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Circular Quay and the Rocks. A  spectacular light show has Customs House coming alive with light and movement before it magically ‘disappears’.

Campbells Cove sets the stage for FireDance, a live fire show choreographed to music. The Vivid Sydney Night Markets at the Rocks operate on Friday and Saturday night with fashion, craft and food stalls. For the first time, select bars, restaurants and cafés are offering special Vivid Deals including cocktails for the duration of the festival as well as the Sony Lounge pop-up bar.

Vivid Live at the Sydney Opera House has a line up of performers including jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins who will be celebrating his 80th birthday on stage and Vivid Ideas features public forums, talks, debates, seminars with creative professionals sharing ideas.

Vivid Sydney runs nightly from 27 May to 13 June 2011, with the lights going on at 6 pm nightly.

Photographs of the 2011 Lighting of the Sails

Vivid Sydney
http://vividsydney.com/

14 Comments

  • May 29, 2011

    Heather

    I loved this last year! I was in Sydney for my first week and hoping to fall in love with Oz as much as I had in 2006. When a roommate from the hostel joined me for that evening’s lighting, we chatted about our travels and watched the Opera House change colors. Thanks for reminding me about this!!

    • May 30, 2011

      Corinne

      What wonderful memories, Heather! This year is even more amazing. Check out the link in the bottom of the post for some photos of the Lighting of the Sails. It’s out of this world!

  • May 29, 2011

    Krista

    Oh, I’d love to see this!! :-) Maybe next year. :-)

    • May 30, 2011

      Corinne

      Deal! :)

  • May 30, 2011

    Cathy Sweeney

    This sounds so exciting. What a great festival. Wish I had something like that to see here in S.F. — If you hear of something, let us know!

    • May 30, 2011

      Corinne

      I’ll keep an eye out! Vivid Sydney keeps getting bigger and better, makes me proud to be living here.

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    Nicole

    Would love to be on a sailboat in the harbor these nights!

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      Corinne

      It would be nice… and cold in June! :)

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  • September 27, 2011

    Cal

    Yeah, I remember this. It was awesome. Though when we went it started to rain! I didn’t get very many good photos.

    • September 27, 2011

      Corinne

      We got caught up in the rain too! But it was worth coming back for – stunning show.