Monday, 1 July 2013


One of the main reasons we went to Sydney other than to see Justin photos on exhibition, was to enjoy the Vivid Festival. Vivid Sydney: the largest celebration of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere.

Raincoats were donned, and we caught the bus to the Harbour. All issues of trying to carry a child under a raincoat without my beloved sling were forgotten as soon as we saw the lights.

Over 60 light installations were present; the city of Sydney lit up in a festival dedicated to light, music and ideas. Easily one of the highlights of this year's Vivid, was seeing the sails of the iconic Sydney Opera House light up. Sydney-based creative agency Spinifex Group used a combination of light projection, video mapping, and motion graphics to create Play, the hallmark event of Vivid.

Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge was strung up with 100,800 individual programmable LEDs that constantly changed colours. Using a state-of-the-art custom-designed software program and an interactive touch screen interface, visitors at Luna Park boardwalk (from 6pm to midnight) were able to control individual sections of the bridge to light up, making it the very first time the public has been allowed to interact with the bridge in this capacity.

Vivid Light transformed the precinct into a spectacle of dancing water fountains, water screen projection performances and dazzling light and water shows. Jarvis was enraptured by the whole display. We ended up having to drag, a very happy, but sleepy baby off the piano to take him back to the B&B. I think we have a public performer on our hands.

Note: All of these images in this post were taken by Justin. It was too hard to take photos and to hold a toddler.

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  1. Beautiful thanks for sharing these Julie!

    1. Justin has to take the credit, the images are all his.


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