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Vivid Sydney - Light


Once again, the sails of the Sydney Opera House are transformed by a sequence of stunning video-mapped projections. From here, a series of interactive and immersive light art sculptures and installations paves the way to the renowned Vivid Light Walk. Some have a message, some are pure fun, many are interactive and they’re all free.

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Customs House, Vivid Sydney 2011

For the 6th year, Vivid Sydney takes you on a magical journey through an amazing world of colour and music that’s free, very family-friendly and staged every night from 6pm to midnight on the shores of Sydney Harbour from 23 May to 9 June.

For the first time in 2014, Vivid Sydney’s famous Light Walk extends beyond the harbour foreshore and onto the harbour itself. The many cruise vessels and ferries that travel around the harbour will be decorated with brilliant lights that change colour as they enter the different Vivid precincts. LED Tape is ten-times brighter than normal rope lighting so it’s guaranteed to splash amazing colours across the harbour. To ensure you have an extra-dazzling Vivid experience in 2014, why not book a spot onboard and enjoy the spectacle of the nightly light shows from the comfort of a harbour ferry or cruise vessel.

Once again, the amazing Aquatique Show at Darling Harbour lights up this harbourside precinct with more screens, bigger fountains and more shows than ever before. Darling Harbour is now one of Vivid’s most colourful and popular precincts, offering entertainment and fun for the whole family. The spectacular show features illuminated water jets in a ‘magic wall’ of light and water, a recreation of the Versailles Fountain, spectacular laser shows, and site-specific installations across the Darling Harbour foreshore.

Visit for more details of the 2014 Vivid Sydney line up.

The Rocks Vivid Night Markets

Vivid Night Markets

Shop under the stars at an eclectic range of specialty stalls at The Rocks Vivid Night Markets. Grab something to fill your tummy, take home something delicious and shop for head-turning original fashion, jewellery, arts, crafts and homewares.

Vivid Sydney 2012

Sydney Harbour Foreshore

Major Vivid Sydney precincts are the Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay, The Rocks and Walsh Bay where the world's best lighting technology is used to transform skyscrapers and heritage sites at night into an amazing colourful canvas.

Vivid Aquatique

Darling Harbour

This year Darling Harbour is a new exciting precinct during Vivid Sydney. It plays host to the Vivid Aquatique, a cutting-edge fountain, light, water and projection show syncronised to music.

Vivid Ideas 2014 guide

Vivid Ideas 2014 guide

The twenty page guide to Vivid Ideas 2014. Vivid Ideas is Sydney’s annual celebration of innovation, creativity and community, boasting a world renowned program of conferences, workshops, panels, talks, showcases, exhibitions, creative product launches, award presentations and networking functions. Download PDF here.

Vivid Light Walk map

Getting to VIVID Sydney

With plenty of extra services running, public transport is the best way to get to Vivid Sydney events and home again afterwards. For information go to or call 131 500. You can also download a train or bus app from the App StoreSM or Google Play.


Customs House, Vivid Sydney 2011

Connect with VIVID Sydney

Connect to Vivid Sydney on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and Instagram. Tweeting about Vivid Sydney or using Instagram? Use #vividsydney, #vividideas.