If you haven’t caught any of the brilliant light, music or ideas events on in the 2016 edition of Vivid Sydney, you still have five more nights to catch some, before they turn off at 11pm on Saturday 18th June.
Even if you have been ticking off as many things as you can, there are still more to come and the people behind the event want as many people as possible to share in the fun so they’ve made up a handy list to help!
Drop by Martin Place to see Fountain, a depiction of the global human birth rate and enjoy the Mountain of Light – an installation of light and colour that changes throughout the night.
Hungry? The burger bandwagon at 8Bits+Bytes in Martin Place will satisfy for food cravings and you can vote for your favourite burger at the retro arcade game-inspired digital playground, with burgers from five of Sydney’s best burger houses including Mary’s, Milk Bar by Café ish, Pub Life Kitchen, Bang Bang, and Sammy’s Burger Bar.
Head for The Rocks and wander through Kendall Lane to see Tectonic, a luminescent installation made from tonic water and 1,500 upcycled PET bottles, creating a constantly moving image that emits a calming blue glow by night.
Just up the road is the The Argyle hotel, where you can lose yourself to a world of heroes, villains, and paranormal phenomenon with a week of Marvel-themed madness – a world of superhuman characters, electrifying lighting displays and music from Minx, The Backhanderz, Bassik and Dave Winnel.
Back to the city centre for a stroll along George St to take in Perspectives at The Galeries, made from a massive LED screen divided into 18 fragments, illuminated with video art from prominent video artists from Australia and around the world.
Follow that up with the chance to learn from the best in the business at an ‘In Conversation with Director of The Dressmaker, Jocelyn Moorhouse’ at Event Cinemas. Presented by The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Jocelyn is joined on stage by Gillian Armstrong (My Brilliant Career, Oscar and Lucinda), and celebrated film critic Margaret Pomeranz. Tickets are available here.
Dance the night away at the hugely popular Silent Disco, whilst learning about the future of the workforce at Sydney’s funky urban village, Central Park. Created by Ample Projects, the heritage listed Carlton & United Brewery building is animated to showcase the dynamic factory as it once was, and explore what it means to be X Factory.
It being Friday night, there’s time to head on down to Darling Harbour to take in the astonishing and technologically advanced Laser Dragon Water Theatre. Floating high above fifty-six fountains, arranged in snake-like coils, this moving water-screen assumes many forms, from ferocious dragons to the characters of commedia dell’arte.
On Saturday 18 June, it’s market night, so get along to the Carriageworks Night Markets. There’s lots of food available, showcasing the very best producers and chefs from across Sydney and Regional NSW, The Night Market will be Sydney’s first large scale immersive contemporary food and wine event. With over 50 stall holders highlights include offerings from Cornersmith, Icebergs, Porteno, Archie Rose Distillery and Young Henry’s.
Whilst at Carriageworks, don’t miss your last chance to catch the world premiere of the Bjork Digital exhibition a new virtual reality project from the iconic musician. Register here.
If you can’t find something here that tickles your fancy, perhaps you could head off to Taronga Zoo or enjoyed a drink at Busby’s Bar at the Royal Botanic Garden, which is currently celebrating its 200th Anniversary.
…there’s still five more nights to enjoy the bright lights, diverse music and dynamic ideas events that Vivid Sydney brings to our city. So plan your trip, leave your car at home and get out to Vivid Sydney to see what’s left on your check-list before the lights go out this Saturday, 18th June. As always, we encourage you to visit early in the week and early in the evening, as we expect the last few nights to be quite busy as visitors take their last chance to see the city up in lights. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres
Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the State Government’s tourism and major events agency.