Friday, 1 July 2016

The Rocks, First Fleet Park, map (Theme Day: Look Down)

This giant map of Sydney Cove and Circular Quay which doubles as a bench is located in First Fleet Park. This view is looking down from the walkway beside the Cahill Expressway, above Circular Quay railway station as a jogger jogs past. The park is near the site of the landing of the First Fleet in 1788, so has a strong historical association with the first European settlement in Australia and the subsequent development of the colony. The map was installed when the park was redeveloped for the bicentennary and shows Sydney Cove in 1808 and compares it to Circular Quay in 1988. 

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Botanic Gardens, signs

This large "200" and social media hashtag sign have been installed in the Botanic Gardens to celebrate the bicentenary of the gardens and were illuminated for the Vivid Sydney Festival.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Sydney Opera House, Vivid Sydney, Songlines

The Sydney Opera House was illuminated for the Vivid Sydney Festival which ran from 22 May to 18 June 2016. Vivid Sydney is a festival of light, music and ideas now in its eighth year and the biggest festival of its type in the world. This year's "Lighting the Sails" display is called "Songlines", featuring contemporary indigenous artworks by Karla Dickens, Djon Mundine, Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi, Reko Rennie, Donny Woolagoodja, and the late Gulumbu Yunupingu.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Botanic Gardens, Vivid Sydney, Sentiment Cocoon

"Sentiment Cocoon" is a giant interactive art installation which was created by Moritz Behrens and Konstantinos Mavromichalis. Participants could express how they feel by touching an interface, with their interactions transformed into pulses of light that travel throughout the cocoon, changing its colour.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Chippendale, Carlton & United Brewery, Vivid Sydney

These animated light projections on the facade of the heritage-listed former Carlton & United Brewery were displayed during the Vivid Sydney festival. This building is part of the Central Park redevelopment, in the inner city suburb of Chippendale. "X Factory" was created by Ample Projects, showcasing the dynamic factory as it once was, exploring technology, the changing workplace and the great shift from human labour to automated and intelligent machines.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Customs House, Vivid Sydney

These animated light projections on the facade of Customs House at Circular Quay were displayed during the Vivid Sydney festival. "Sydney’s Hidden Stories" was created by Jason French with the Spinifex Group. It leads visitors through fantastical landscapes of dragons, witches, wizards, gnomes and native animals.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Sydney Opera House, Vivid Sydney, Songlines

The Sydney Opera House was illuminated for the Vivid Sydney Festival which ran from 22 May to 18 June 2016. This year's "Lighting the Sails" display is called "Songlines", featuring contemporary indigenous artworks by Karla Dickens, Djon Mundine, Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi, Reko Rennie, Donny Woolagoodja, and the late Gulumbu Yunupingu.

Friday, 24 June 2016

The Rocks, Kendall Lane, Vivid Sydney Festival

"Tectonic" is a fluorescent art installation which was located above Kendall Lane, beside the Discovery Museum at The Rocks, during the Vivid Sydney Festival. It was created by Sean Virili, Justin Hartany, Matt Fung and Jamie Bastoli who suspended 1500 upcycled PET bottles filled with tonic water. The quinine in the tonic interacts with invisible ultraviolet rays to emit a glowing blue light at night.
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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Botanic Gardens, Queen Elizabeth II Gates, Vivid Sydney Festival

The Queen Elizabeth II Gates and parts of the Botanic Gardens were illuminated for the Vivid Sydney Festival and its 200th birthday. This northern gate was transformed into "Waratah Totems", using 3D geometric light projections to celebrate the beauty of waratah wildflowers. This was viewed from a distance in yesterday's photo.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Farm Cove, Man O'War Jetty

This view of the Man O'War Steps and Jetty towards Farm Cove and the Royal Botanic Gardens is from the steps of the Sydney Opera House. Quite a few things happening here in the Botanic Gardens with installations for the Vivid Sydney Festival, floral displays for the 200th anniversary of the gardens and the Trackless Train near the Queen Elizabeth II Gates.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

The Rocks, First Fleet Park, Vivid Sydney

"Mondrian Cube" was an art installation located in First Fleet Park at The Rocks, near Circular Quay, during the Vivid Sydney festival. It is inspired by the work of the Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian, a leader in the development of modern abstract art and a founder of the art movement De Stijl.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Museum of Contemporary Art, Vivid Sydney

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Botanic Gardens, Vivid Sydney

These trees in the Botanic Gardens, near the Sydney Opera House, were illuminated with different flower and plant patterns for the Vivid Sydney Festival from 22 May to 18 June 2016.
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Saturday, 18 June 2016

Sydney Opera House, Vivid Sydney, Songlines

The Sydney Opera House is illuminated for the Vivid Sydney Festival which is running from 22 May to 18 June 2016. Vivid Sydney is a festival of light, music and ideas now in its eighth year and the biggest festival of its type in the world. This year's "Lighting the Sails" display is called "Songlines", featuring contemporary indigenous artworks by Karla Dickens, Djon Mundine, Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi, Reko Rennie, Donny Woolagoodja, and the late Gulumbu Yunupingu.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Chatswood, Interchange, Vivid Sydney

These Prehistoric Aviary was located at Chatswood Interchange, in the north shore suburb of Chatswood. The artworks were created by The Electric Canvas and Erth for the Vivid Sydney Festival. A pedal-powered machine helped these avian dinosaurs take flight.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Chatswood, Vivid Sydney, Neon Dino Nights

"Neon Dino Nights" is an animated projection illuminating the Anderson Street overpass of Westfield shopping centre, in the north shore suburb of Chatswood. It was created for the Vivid Sydney Festival in the retro style of Hong Kong and Tokyo's neon skylines adjacent to the Hawker Lane Asian street food court.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Sydney Opera House, Vivid Sydney, Songlines

The Sydney Opera House is illuminated for the Vivid Sydney Festival which is running from 22 May to 18 June 2016. Vivid Sydney is a festival of light, music and ideas now in its eighth year and the biggest festival of its type in the world. This year's "Lighting the Sails" display is called "Songlines", featuring contemporary indigenous artworks by Karla Dickens, Djon Mundine, Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi, Reko Rennie, Donny Woolagoodja, and the late Gulumbu Yunupingu.