We decided we needed to exercise our cameras on the weekend and ended up down in the Rocks (with seemingly the rest of Sydney) watching the spectacular light display that is Vivid.

We began at Customs House. Which was a moving display that took approximately 5 mins to complete and then looped.



But most of the installations were designed to be interacted with.






Some interacted with their environment. Like these rods which were activated by the vibration of the train on the tracks above them.


The MCA was one of the more eye catching exhibits. With people standing in front of it …


Throwing light paint!


The queue to participate was really well managed, and even some of the littler kids were getting involved.

The House sails were mesmerising, and I really want to go back before it’s over with the video camera to capture it and the Customs House exhibit.


We really do have a beautiful city.



Go see it if you can, before they switch it off!

8 thoughts on “Vivid

  1. awesome,
    so cool, we are coming down over the long weekend and camping in the lane cove park, it is on our list for Saturday night!

    1. You’re welcome! πŸ˜€

      Sydney actually puts a lot of effort in to putting things on. There’s always something, it’s whether or not you want to go and see it πŸ™‚

      This one was particularly amazing though, and I had been working with some of the artists in the months leading up to it which made it all the more special for me πŸ™‚

  2. It looks fantastic and the shots turned out well. The closest we get to that is the December/January lighting competitions they have… it used to be that there would be different groups responsible for lighting different trees and then there would be awards given out. Then it expanded to include non-tree areas as well. The best one last year was the Pac Man themed one… they had a cable strung with lights around the lake, about twenty feet up and parallel to the ground, and at random intervals on the cable, they had a Pac Man or a ghost.

    I love the ones that look like jellyfish. They’re probably my favourites.

    1. Each installation was done by a different group/artists, so I guess in that respect it’s the same πŸ™‚
      There were so many, that I couldn’t showcase them all on the blog, but I agree with you, the jelly fish were remarkable!

      My favourite had to be a firefly one which was really tricky to get a good pick of! All these different lights strung in a tree, and they were on motion sensors; so when you walked under one, it moved and hence set off the others! It was SO COOL!!!

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