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VIVID SYDNEY 2022 LIGHT WALK PREVIEW

Vivid Sydney 2015, Media Preview at Customs House 21/5/2015. Photo Credit - James Horan/Destination NSW

VIVID SYDNEY 2022 LIGHT WALK PREVIEW

Vivid Sydney returns to the streets, parks, venues, and buildings of Sydney from Friday 27 May to Saturday 18 June 2022, and this year it’s bigger and brighter than ever.

 

With the longest continuous Light Walk in Vivid Sydney history and groundbreaking new light art, the 2022 festival is set to be an illuminating journey into Sydney’s soul. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come.There’s more to discover than ever on Vivid Sydney’s longest continuous Light Walk.The 2022 festival boasts the longest continuous Light Walk in the history of the event, trailing eight kilometres from the Sydney Opera House to Central Station,featuring 47 installations and projections.

Traverse the Light Walk passing through exciting new locations including the Central Concourse, The Goods Line and Darling Square. Book end the city and start your Light Walk experience at Central Station, pop into Shirt Bar Barangaroo for a drink along the way, finishing up with dinner at Bennelong under the sails of the Sydney Opera House and an overnight stay at Harbour Rocks Hotel.

The Light Walk’s first wayfinding installation shows visitors the way Two hundred neon birds will guide visitors along the Light Walk this year, as Sydney artist Chris Daniel’s colourful installation Future Natives connects 2022’s light artworks with its illuminated beacons in a festival first. Daniel’s inspiration comes from Sydney’s rare gift of a great variety of birdlife–from pretty rainbow lorikeets to cackling kookaburras and even the misunderstood ibis–the city is lucky to have such a diversity of feathered friends making their home in its CBD parks and neighbourhood trees.

Grab a table at Campbell’s Stores and enjoy the full spectacle of Future Natives while enjoying a local seafood platter at Harbourfront Seafood Restaurant with a glass of Hunter Valley Semillon.

Ken Done’s iconic Sydney scenes come to life on Customs House Prolific Sydney artist Ken Done is one of Australia’s best known and most respected artists.His acclaimed Sydney-inspired artworks are synonymous with the city that has been his muse for the last 80 years.

For Vivid Sydney 2022, Ken’s work For Sydney With Love will burst to life in a joyful animation projected onto the façade of Customs House. In collaboration with animators from digital storytelling group Spinifex, Done’s playful scenes of Sydney Harbour will unfold across the building’s façade, from boats sailing across the harbour to pretty gardens, beach scenes and the city’s most famous icons.

“Sydney is one of the great cities in the world,” he says. Admire Ken’s artistic genius before heading toCafé Sydney atop Customs House for the ultimate view of the Vivid Sydney lights for dinner,before spending the night at nearby Four Seasons Hotel Sydney.The largest laser installation in Vivid Sydney’s history takes over an abandoned tunnel .

This year, Vivid Sydney unveils the essence of Sydney’s soul by exploring its history through contemporary, innovative works in unexpected spaces. The Goods Line Tunnel–a disused railway passage that began life back in 1855 as part of the first freight railway line to the port at Darling Harbour–will reawaken with the largest scale laser installation in Vivid Sydney’s history:

Convergence, by Australia’s largest and oldest dedicated lighting and production design firm, Mandylights.

After almost 40 years of disuse and darkness, the mesmerising space will lure visitors in as they follow bouncing rays of light into a fully immersive display–a spectacular confluence of colour, laser and smoke. Afterwards, wander along the The Goods Line, stopping off to enjoy a bowl of noodles atHo Jiakin Chinatown and spend the night overlooking all the action at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour.

Meet the eight-metre-tall idol glowing with fire and light Towering over a corner of Hickson Road Reserve, monumental light art installationEarthDeitiesexplores themes of power and worship. The work of Sri Lankan-born, Western Sydney-raised multidisciplinary artist Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, the eight-metre-tall, multi-limbed avatar will radiate over audiences,animated through the synthesis of dramatic lighting. Hand-painted and fabricated from compacted earth, steel and paint,the contemporary sculpture offers audiences a memorable Vivid Sydney experience.

The full Vivid Sydney program will be announced in mid-March-go to vividsydney.com  for more information.

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