The annual dazzling display of light will transform Sydney into an interactive art exhibition.

By Benjamen Judd 

Björk, Anohni: Antony and the Johnsons, Spike Jonze, Bon Iver and New Order with the Sydney Chamber Orchestra – the line up for this year’s annual Vivid Sydney is one of the event’s biggest in its history. 

Beginning on May 27 and wrapping up on June 18, the Vivid experience transforms the city of Sydney into an enormous interactive exhibition of “light, music and ideas”. 

Since launching in Sydney in 2009, Vivid has focused on intertwining cutting-edge technology with art. This symbiosis is the focus of the festivals primary attraction – the light walk that takes place throughout Circular Quay and The Rocks where large-scale, incredibly detailed light shows are projected on to iconic buildings such as The Sydney Opera House, Custom House and The Museum of Contemporary Art. 









Previous years have been focused around the Circular Quay and Darling Harbour districts. However, to accommodate the growing number of artworks, artists and events taking part, organisers have opened three new areas including Central Park, Chatswood, The Royal Botanic Gardens and The Galeries Mall on George Street. 

Home to experimental art and performance, Carriageworks in Eveleigh, will host one of the highlights of this year’s festivities – Björk Digital: a five-room virtual reality project by the Icelandic singer. 

Vivid Sydney will run from May 27 until June 18. 

If you are coming to explore Vivid, why not spoil yourself and explore the 5 Star luxury of the Primus Hotel Sydney.




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