Discover the Sydney Harbour Foreshore’s newest technicolour playground. Wandering from Darling Square, through Darling Quarter and Darling Harbour, and continuing along the water’s edge to futuristic Barangaroo, you’ll experience 18 Vivid Light installations including interactive highlights like the Chronoharp and Sydney Infinity. Dance to a new beat at Tumbalong Nights, take a moonlit kayaking tour, sip on a Vivid-inspired cocktail at the House of Bombay Bar, and more.
Barangaroo is a five-minute walk from Wynyard Station through an underground tunnel. For Darling Harbour, Darling Square and Darling Quarter, there are four light rail stops running through the area. Or you can catch a train or bus to Town Hall and take a short walk down to the water. Ferries also run to both Barangaroo and Darling Harbour.
Highlights not to miss include:
Nura, by Warwick Keen
This mass installation of 150 colour-changing light pillars in Barangaroo Reserve presents a contemporary imagining of dendroglyphs, designs carved in the bark of living trees. Indigenous artist Warwick Keen draws inspiration from traditional South Eastern Australian tree carvings.
Our Connected City, by Mandylights
Crown Sydney will be part of the vast Our Connected City installation for the first time in 2022, joining other Sydney icons as they are emblazoned with hundreds of colour changing lights. In this expansive visual spectacle, all of the lights are coordinated in perfect synchronisation and uniformity. Together, they connect us to our city and our environment.
The Gallery, by Solid Ground Program
Wulugul Walk is transformed into a stunning visual gallery of light projections featuring First Nations and emerging artists from Western Sydney.
Bump in the Night, by James Dive
This interactive light installation draws inspiration from our daily encounters with Mother Nature. This artwork resembles a peaceful campsite, with muffled snores heard from within the tents. Any noise you make could wake up the campers–will you be a drop bear, a bunyip or a hungry bat?
The most immersive installation ever seen at Vivid Sydney, Vivid House, will transport festival-goers on an 3D sensory journey of visual and sonic experiences.
Featuring three works – A Floating world, Progressum and Temple of Joy, this is one not to be missed.
A curated contemporary music program at Tumbalong Park featuring some of Australia’s most exciting artists alongside Sydney’s hottest emerging acts. Highlights include Mo’ju +Elsy Wameyo on 27 May, Mi-Kaisha on 1 June, and Ngaiire, Maina Doe, Becca Hatch and Ms Thandi on 11 June.
Moonlight Vivid Adventure
See Vivid Sydney from an entirely unique perspective as you paddle around Darling Harbour.Join Sydney Harbour Kayaks for a very special Moonlight Vivid Adventure, a night-time sea-kayaking guided tour. Departing from the Australian National Maritime Museum you’ll paddle through Darling Harbour and up close to the floating installations.
Eat, drink and stay
Grab a table in Barangaroo on Wulugul Walk at one of the waterside dining spots. Favourites include Belles Hot Chicken, Ume Burger, Barangaroo House and CHI by Lotus. Keep an eye out for special Vivid Sydney deals and menus.
Transparent, multi-coloured houses will pop up on the waterfront outside Barangaroo House for House of Hues. Stay cosy inside, sip on Bombay Sapphire cocktails, and admire the mirror, LED and netting installation from Sydney artist Vincent Buret.
Sydney’s newest five-star hotel, Crown Sydney, is inside a soaring glass skyscraper on the waterfront at Barangaroo. Book the special Crown Towers Sydney Vivid Experience and you’ll stay in a luxurious Opera King Room overlooking the lights on Sydney Harbour, with a bottle of Champagne to toast the night with.
Vivid Sydney will run for 23 nights from Friday 27 May to Saturday 18 June 2022. For more information go to www.vividsydney.com and get social using @vividsydney #vividsydney.
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