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Blue Lamp Post & Sydney Harbour Bridge

LM attempting ‘mysterious’ against lamp-post with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background at Vivid 2012
(Image by TSL)

This post is especially for to the lovely Layyla all the way over in Poland, from Layyla over the rooftops of the worldin honour of her “Hopscotch” post. Wish you were here to see it in person, Layyla!

Sydney has once again been transformed into a spectacular canvas of light, music and ideas as Vivid Sydney kicked off last night. This year, the festival runs until 11 June, and if you’re in town it is well worth a visit.

Colouring the city with creativity and inspiration, Vivid Sydney highlights include the hugely popular immersive light installations and projections; performances from local and international musicians at Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House and the new Vivid Ideas Exchange at the MCA featuring public talks and debates from leading global creative thinkers.

Vivid Sydney is a major celebration of the creative industries and the biggest festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting over 400,000 attendees in 2011. I think many of them were out again last night, checking out all the goings on for 2012, in and around Circular Quay. It was just buzzing with activity – filled with people young and old, not to mention lots of tripods as photographers vied to take the best shot.

LM and I braved the hordes to bring you some of these images…

Light Installation on the Sydney Opera House for the Vivid Festival 2012

Light Installation on the Sydney Opera House for the Vivid Festival 2012

Amazing Light Installation on the Sydney Opera House for the Vivid Festival 2012 (while Florence + The Machine performed inside)
(Images by TSL)

Light Show Installation at Entrance to the newly renovated MCA During at Vivid Sydney 2012

Light show installation at entrance to the newly renovated MCA During at Vivid Sydney 2012
(Image by TSL)

Light Show Installation on original section of MCA During at Vivid Sydney 2012

Seriously impressive light show installation on original section of MCA during at Vivid Sydney 2012
(Image by TSL)

Circular Quay Train Station coloured red during Vivid Sydney 2012

Circular Quay Train Station coloured red during Vivid Sydney 2012
(Image by TSL)

Image of Sydney Harbour Bridge & Opera House from Cahill Express Way

Sydney Harbour Bridge & Opera House from Cahill Express Way
(Image by TSL)

Image of MCA & Sydney Harbour Bridge from Cahill Express Way

The MCA & Sydney Harbour Bridge 
(Image by TSL)

3 changing light installation images from 'The Cut' at Argyle Street, The Rocks

3 changing light installation images from ‘The Cut’ at Argyle Street, The Rocks (‘The Cut’ is a large archway hewn by convicts in the 1800s)
(Images by TSL)

Now heading into its fourth year, Vivid Sydney was ranked in the Top Ten global ideas festivals by the influential Guardian newspaper in the UK.

I’ll leave you with a wee taste of what I’m sure would have been a pretty fab’ performance inside the House last night. Florence + The Machine performing ‘Never Let Me Go’


If you would like to learn more about Vivid Sydney, check out the website here.

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