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Vivid Sydney 2016 arrives with a flash

June 1, 20162 minute read
Taronga Zoo

Did you manage to catch any of the great events of the opening weekend of Vivid Sydney 2016?

For 23 nights, between 27th May and 18th June, Vivid Sydney is transforming Sydney into a dazzling playground of fun and free sights for all ages.

The spectacular Songlines projection on the Opera House sails showcasing Australia’s Indigenous art competes with the Cathedral Of Light at Royal Botanic Garden and the Laser-Dragon Water-Theatre at Darling Harbour, a world-first water-screen mounted on a 13m robotic arm floating high above fifty-six fountains. as early crowd favourites, each drawing enthusiastic crowds.

Taronga Zoo, with its giant multimedia animal lanterns appeals to families and families with members young and old, are having fun at the Exoskeleton Encounter, where visitors can climb inside and take control of a mechanical dinosaur frame.

You can also swing by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, with more than major 3D projections appearing on the façade, and Customs House, both in the vicinity of the Opera House. Vivid Sydney showcases Sydney as a hub for the creative industries, showing world-first technologies and design to create the stunning spectacle of light.

Coming up

Apart from the great free events there’s an impressive line up of ticketed events featuring top class entertainers. If you’re a fan of Ethio-Jazz, why not check out Mulatu Astatke’s performance on 5th June or support designers at the Authentic Design: Get Real, Buy Real, Supply Real event the same afternoon.

For the full programme, visit the Vivid Sydney 2016 website and select your events.

Sound like fun and you haven’t yet booked your tickets and accommodation to Sydney?

Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the State Government’s tourism and major events agency.

# art gallery, museum, street art, Sydney, Theatre, Vivid Sydney
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