As one of the most visually creative events of the year in Australia and Asia-Pacific region, you can watch the city turn eyeball after eyeball with a hub of activities. This event is ideal for entertaining clients, showing off to visiting friends if you’re a local, and truly hits a new spot for kids who are bursting with creative ideas.
Since 2009, the creative industry movers and shakers, artists and innovators have transformed this prime city into a canvas where technology, commerce and art meet…and blast you with colour.
Some of the world’s most influential creative forums alongside free public exhibitions (and outdoor lighting sculptures and installations) truly is a showcase of how ideas can blast through a city. From live performances, lighting that blows the Olympic ceremonies out of the stratosphere, it attracts thousands of attendees, so this is the show not to be missed.
Over the 18 days of eye candy, you can check out the Harbour Lights, Martin Place, Aquatic Nights and the Star on 23 May amongst a flurry of others installations. With the Light the Bridge (the most popular installation) and The Star (at the Astral Tower, Darling Hotel and Sky Terrace), if you thought New Years Eve in Times Square blew visuals out the water, then you’ve not seen Vivid in full glory.
Also put your sunglasses on as the University will host an eight day celebration for the first time. The University will be transformed into an interactive canvas of light and performances from May 27 to June 3. From workshops and entertainment to music , live performances and seeing local artists work with students to produce ideas that absolutely hits the left and back brain, this is something you want to mark in your diary.
With around 15 events a day throughout the city, where better to rest your retina than at an affordable Sydney hotel, a short ferry ride from the Harbour. From there, you can view the Opera House at sunset, lit up in an array of colour that even a camera can’t capture so make sure you Instagram video it and share socially. Your friends seriously won’t be able to believe their eyes that you saw this first hand!