Top 5 things to do at Vivid Sydney

Everything to see and do at the Harbour City outdoor art and light exhibition.

Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, is set to impress again when it returns to Sydney for 23 nights from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017.

Vivid Sydney annually transforms the Harbour City into an outdoor art exhibition with its colourful creative canvas.

The event features large scale light installations and projections (Vivid Light); music performances and collaborations (Vivid Music including Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House); and creative ideas, discussion and debate (Vivid Ideas).

From interactive installations to giant animal light sculptures, these are the top five things to see and do at Vivid Sydney.

Audio Creatures

A series of living and breathing imaginary creatures will come to life on the iconic Sydney Opera House Sails for the Lighting of the Sails.

Audio Creatures is the work of acclaimed Kiwi director Ash Bolland.

Music Box transforms the historic Cadmans Cottage into a dynamic visual environment, in which participants see their own musical compositions translated into unique displays of colour and fantasy.

Lights for the Wild Vivid Sydney’s wildest precinct, Taronga Zoo will return with Lights for the Wild featuring giant animal light sculptures. This year a cast of new characters and surprises join 2016 favourites, including a swarm of buzzing bees and a giant interactive Port Jackson shark.

The Vivid Light Walk stretches along the Harbour foreshore around The Rocks, Circular Quay and through to The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, featuring around 70 installations. Highlights include playful and interactive installation Never Ends, a magic horse you can ride to swing into a fairytale; and Birds of Lumos, inspired by the native kiwi bird.

Dreamscape, a large interactive lighting display, will link precincts from the Sydney Opera House to the Sydney Harbour Bridge into one cohesive canvas of light. Participants take charge of the colours and patterns, enhancing the cityscape before them, through hands-on use of a beautiful 3D interactive model of Sydney’s skyline. Harbour Lights will return to light-up the waterways with illuminated ferries and boats. Eora-Bennelong honours one of Australia’s most celebrated individuals from the days of first contact Woollarawarre Bennelong on the southern pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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