Vivid will expand into Barangaroo this year

Barangaroo will get a slice of Vivid action this year.


For the first time, the Vivid Sydney light show will stream into a new precinct at Barangaroo, with a trail of installations winding through intimate laneways, past waterfront vistas and into a gastronomic paradise.

Visitors will be immersed in A Day in the Light, an outdoor theatre of light and sound that lets them become part of the artwork, and treated to optical illusions at Trapdoor, which tells the stories of Barangaroo’s past.

At the heart of the Vivid Sydney light walk, the Sails of the World-Heritage listed Sydney Opera House will be bought to life by a series of imaginary creatures curated by acclaimed cinematographer, editor, and graphic designer Ash Bolland. Audio Creatures will show creatures interacting with the environment, morphing and moving between each other across the iconic Sails.

Destination NSW chief executive officer and executive producer of Vivid Sydney, Sandra Chipchase said, “a record-breaking 2.31 million visitors came to Vivid Sydney in 2016, which is testament to the festival’s impressive line-up, continued innovation and growth over the past nine years.

“Vivid Sydney in 2017 will impress with a robust program across Vivid Light, Music and Ideas, so now is the time for visitors to start planning their trip so they can be inspired visually, creatively and musically at Vivid Sydney.”

Popular precincts Chatswood, Taronga Zoo, Martin Place and Darling Harbour will also once again light up in 2017.

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