Vivid Sydney 2017

Thursday, 22 June 2017



Back again for its ninth year, Vivid Sydney was held for a total of 23 nights from 26th May to 17th June 2017 with installations at the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Martin Place, Darling Harbour, Chatswood, Carriageworks, Barangaroo, Kings Cross, Taronga Zoo and The Royal Botanic Garden. I don't know why, but I left it until the last week to go again, so I was a bit worried about missing the festival because of the wet weather forecast. Luckily, the sky cleared up on the Tuesday so I rushed off after work to see the city LIGHT up another year.



This time around, I took the effort to do a little planning before I went. I "researched" the installations that I wanted to see and then mapped out a route so I knew exactly where to go. But in a nutshell, it was Circular Quay → The Rocks → Campbell's Cove → Circular Quay → The Royal Botanic Garden.



Organic Vibrations
Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks



Parallax
Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks



MUSIC|box
Cadman's Cottage, The Rocks



The Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge







Lighting of the Sails: Audio Creatures
Sydney Opera House



Landscape of the Mind
Campbell's Cove



Crystallise
Campbell's Cove







Freedom of Movement
Hickson Road Reserve, The Rocks



Under My Umbrella
The Rocks





The Sunflowers
The Royal Botanic Garden



Birds of Lumos
The Royal Botanic Garden





SPREADING LIFE
The Royal Botanic Garden





I managed to see most of the installations I wanted to see. Although I was a little peeved off by the fact that the barricades surrounding the installations was the same height as my tripod, thus blocking my view, I ended up with decent shots, which I'm happy about. I was there from about 6:15pm and left at around 8:45pm.

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