Sydney lights up for Vivid
The Berejiklian government is hoping to outdo last year’s record of 2.33 million attendees over the course of the 23-day festival, which runs until June 16.
On 25 May Vivid Sydney 2018 switches on, with the Lighting of the Sails of the Sydney Opera House marking the Festival’s 10th anniversary and the start of spectacular light art, cutting-edge music and innovative ideas programs.
Get ready to be mesmerised by breathtaking light projections. For the 10th Anniversary celebrated artist Jonathan Zawada creates an artwork that transforms the Sydney Opera House into dynamic digital sculptures inspired by the Australian environment.
Vivid Ideas is where you can explore fresh thinking across tech, design and culture with leading industry practitioners and luminaries. Join masterminds such as film director James Cameron, who dives deep into his scientific and artistic enterprise, and examine the consequences of AI when Jane McGonigal meets Kriti Sharma.
Other highlights include the powerful laser beacon illuminating the harbour from on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the welcome return of Customs House as a venue and the many light sculptures that stretch for more than 2km around the harbour foreshore.