Lights Out For Vivid Syd­ney 2018

An in­cred­i­ble 23 days and nights of light, mu­sic and ideas

Golf Asia - - LUXE SCENE -

The cur­tain has come down on Vivid Syd­ney 2018, the world's largest fes­ti­val of light, mu­sic and ideas and now the largest event in Aus­tralia. The lights went out at 11pm Aus­tralian East­ern Stan­dard Time (AEST) on Satur­day 16th June across Vivid Syd­ney's nine precincts which have shone with colour and cre­ativ­ity for three weeks.

Des­ti­na­tion NSW CEO and Vivid Syd­ney Ex­ec­u­tive Pro­ducer San­dra Chipchase said, "Vivid Syd­ney has once again in­spired and en­ter­tained lo­cals and vis­i­tors alike, show­cas­ing the world's best cre­ativ­ity, in­no­va­tion and tech­nol­ogy across our Har­bour City. I'd like to say a huge thank you to ev­ery­one who has vis­ited Vivid Syd­ney from all around the world this year."

Me­ta­math­emag­i­cal on the iconic

Syd­ney Opera House sails has topped the list for the most In­sta­grammed Vivid Syd­ney 2018 in­stal­la­tion with its in­cred­i­ble dig­i­tal light sculp­ture in­spired by recog­nis­able Aus­tralian mo­tifs across sci­ence, na­ture and cul­ture. Crowd pleaser 1000 Cranes in The Rocks shared a mes­sage of spread­ing "hope" and was a hit with fes­ti­val go­ers as the sec­ond most In­sta­grammed Vivid Syd­ney Light feature. The in­stal­la­tion in­vited vis­i­tors to walk un­der a mag­i­cal canopy of origami cranes as they lit up in a range of pho­to­genic colours. Vis­i­tors didn't miss the unique op­por­tu­nity to cap­ture Aus­tralian favourites Snug­gle­pot and Cud­dlepie re­liv­ing their ad­ven­tures on the fa­cade of Cus­toms House, with the pro­jec­tion the third most In­sta­grammed of the fes­ti­val.

"When I first saw the six-me­tre­tall 'Great Woman', Marri Dyin at Baranga­roo, I just thought, 'wow'. See­ing this gi­ant glow­ing spirit walk to­wards me, tow­er­ing above ev­ery­thing - I was awestruck," Ig­natius Jones, Vivid Syd­ney Cre­ative Di­rec­tor - The Lim­i­nal Hour, Baranga­roo said. "For me, the most beau­ti­ful thing about The Lim­i­nal Hour has been the nat­u­ral and col­lab­o­ra­tive way ev­ery­body came to­gether to cre­ate this con­tem­po­rary spirit. She em­bod­ies the phys­i­cal­ity and the phi­los­o­phy of the land she in­hab­its her skin shim­mers with the opales­cence of oys­ter shells, her move­ments are as trees bending in the wind, she re­gen­er­ates the land with fire in or­der to pro­vide and she lives close by and is con­nected to the wa­ter."

An­thony Bas­tic, Cu­ra­tor of Light for Vivid Syd­ney - Oa­sis, Royal Botanic Gar­den Syd­ney added, "I re­ally like the strong nar­ra­tive that the artists at James Feng De­sign have de­vel­oped, which pays homage to the mem­ory of the 'for­got­ten' Aus­tralian chil­dren who grew up in care; in or­phan­ages, chil­dren's homes, fos­ter care and in­sti­tu­tions. They've pre­sented the topic in such a beau­ti­ful way, that it be­comes quite a mov­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for vis­i­tors to the in­stal­la­tion. You can feel a sense of calm­ness that de­scends across on­look­ers - it's a strong emo­tional mo­ment and con­nec­tion for vis­i­tors dur­ing Vivid Syd­ney."

Im­age © Keith Mcimes

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