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100 days until Vivid Sydney: Here’s what we can expect

Credit: Destination NSW

100 days until Vivid Sydney: Here’s what we can expect

100 days until Vivid Sydney: Here’s what we can expect

Vivid Sydney is set to make its bright and beautiful return in 100 days on Friday 6 August.

After the 2020 festival didn’t go ahead due to COVID-19, this year’s event promises to make up for last year’s cancellation.

The 23-night-long festival will be filled with mesmerising art, 3D light projections, eclectic musical performances and thought-provoking talks and workshops.

The full programme won’t be announced until late May, but in the meantime, here are some of the exciting installations we can expect:

Countdown Clocks

This year we are lucky enough to be treated to a taste of Vivid ahead of time, thanks to the launch of two Countdown Clocks which will mark each moment before we hit ‘Lights On’.

The clocks, designed by Vivid Light Curator Lucy Keeler, will feature for the first time in Vivid’s 12-year history.

They’ll be located in First Fleet Park, The Rocks and Wulugul Walk, Barangaroo. There’s also a virtual version which can be found here:


For the first time ever, the waters of Cockle Bay in Darling Harbour will feature a floating light walk for visitors to experience Ephemeral, immersive light and sound art-chitecture created by Sydney’s Atelier Sisu design studio.

The installation showcases more than 200 bubble-like spheres and towering structures, creating a hypnotic sea of light.

Credit: Destination NSW


This year Customs House in Circular Quay will feature VORAX, an epic 3D storytelling experience by Hong Kong’s Treacle Media.

Projected onto the iconic heritage building, VORAX tells the story of a mischievous thief’s rise to greatness.

Credit: Destination NSW

Point of View

Audiences can see traditional art reimagined with Point of View in The Rocks, a collaboration between Sydney artist Brad Robson and Esem Projects.

Point of View captures Robson in the process of creating his dynamic portraits, elevating the concept of mural painting into a new form.

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