Vivid Sydney 2013 – 18 days of light, music and ideas

Sydney lights up today

by Malcolm Clark
6 Love 3552 Visits

Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge lit up in exclusive preview a couple of days ago when more than 100,000 LEDs were ablaze in a kaleidoscope of colour on the Sydney Harbour Bridge as the NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Stoner, previewed the iconic structure’s highly anticipated interactive light installation, a new spectacular addition to this year’s Vivid Sydney, ahead of the festival’s opening night on 24th May.

Vivid Sydney 2013 Opening night - Timelapse

 A world-first immersive projection following a collaboration between Vivid partner, Intel Australia, and Sydney-based lightwork innovators 32 Hundred Lighting, extends the Vivid Light Walk across the harbour into the North Sydney precinct for the first time.

The Deputy Premier illuminated the western face of the iconic structure in a colourful rainbow of bold pinks, reds, blues and greens from an interactive touchscreen located on the Luna Park boardwalk.

“Vivid Sydney has created a historic moment for Sydney - showing the magnificent Sydney Harbour Bridge in a way never seen before and for visitors to interact with one of our most iconic structures, every night of the 18-day festival,” Mr Stoner said.

Streaming of the event can be found here.

The Vivid festival also includes Architecture, Lighting and Urbanism featuring at Vivid Ideas 2013. Vivid Ideas will build on your knowledge in Ten Commandments: Transform Your City. Listen as David Sim, partner at Denmark’s world-leading Gehl Architects teams up with acclaimed documentary maker, Andreas Dalgaard, to discuss how we can all impact on the shape of our cities in the future.

SPARC International Lighting Event 2013 - Lighting Display throws the cityscape into colourful relief with world-class installations by local and international companies. See, touch and experience the very latest in lighting technology before joining our lighting experts for the SPARC International Lighting Event 2013 – Speaker Program; a premier lighting event on the world stage for sectors including design, lighting design, industrial design, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and many, many more.

Transform Your Turf: A Story-Led Game to Co-Design Public Housing – 1st June is a workshop with a twist which asks us, through a combination game and task mechanic, to transform public housing into places that encourage connections, creativity and a sense of community.


For the full program of events and to buy tickets, head here.