Vivid Sydney is an annual festival that brings a different kind of life into the city. With the continued support of locals and tourists, it is now in its 9th year. The 2018 Vivid Sydney Festival will start from the 25th of May to the 16th of June. Visitors exploring the city will be treated to impressive light sculptures all around. Drop by these spots and be a part of this much-anticipated annual event.
Lights for the Wild at Taronga Zoo
An interactive art exhibit is combined with light shows in the venue. The pieces will feature endangered species that Taronga zoo protects making it more special and meaningful. Visitors will also be pleased to know that they are contributing to the zoo’s effort as the ticket proceeds go to the conservation of the animals. Tickets are $18 for all-day and all-night guests. Late comers who enter the premises at 4:00 pm and afterward will have to pay only $9.
The show begins with 3D LED light displays called Voxelscape. Then, you can experience the motion tracking projection set on a footbridge in level 3 with Gearshift. Outside, you’ll be under a Canopy of Light as you walk beside Chinese elm trees also made colorful by projections. Seniors and people with restricted mobility can try a guided tour of the place for $10.
Electric Forest at The Royal Botanic Gardens
Nature and technology work in harmony in the Botanic Gardens. Visitors can take delight in the light sculptures called The Sunflowers that bow down as people pass. Another installation is the Birds of Lumos that features a rare species of kiwi called rowi. Also found in the garden are the 5 giant eyeballs called You Lookin at Me? Guests should see what it does to those who come too close! Entrance to the garden is free and it opens at 7:00 am.
Martin Place Deep Forest
This is one of the busiest paths to Macquarie Street. The foot traffic makes it the perfect place to participate in Vivid Sydney. People in the area are no stranger to the Urban Tree installation. That’s also the home of a famous playful frog. Other pieces are Lux Populi, Atmos and re/FRACTION that’ll receive a new look for 2018.
It’s known for its port, street performers and the Museum of Contemporary Art. This spot will hold over 65 installations that’ll keep the eyes of visitors glued. Best of all, the visual treats can be enjoyed free of charge.
Vivid Sydney Cruises
This experience is for those who want to enjoy Vivid Sydney differently. Tickets start at $33 and some book for cruises, dinner aboard. 12 operators offer tours in the past. Some depart from Darling Harbour or King Street Wharf where you can have a great view of the spectacular art. Enjoy all of that from your starting point all the way to The Rocks.
Feel at Home
The festival will run for 23 days. You can take this opportunity to visit as many venues as possible. One way to do that is by spending a night or two in the city. You can make Comfort Inn Burwood your home away from home. It’s less than 25km away from the festival venues and remains true to its name. You’ll get a relaxing and affordable stay as you enjoy the city’s nightlife. Book online today as vacancies are sure to fill up quickly.