Creativity and bright ideas! I think objectively, these were what the annual Vivid Sydney Show wants people to know. With the current technology that we have, people wanted diverse programs of entertainment and relaxation not only those viewed on the television, computers or cinemas that’s why to this effect Vivid Sydney Show is one of the unique shows most sold to the public.
This year, they transformed Sydney into a spectacular canvas of light, music and ideas, colouring the city with creativity and inspiration. The 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 Vivid Ideas Exchange featuring public talks and debates from leading global creative thinkers. This spectacular show was an 18-day celebration and is the largest annual festival of its kind in the Southern hemisphere.
We were one of those who went to see the spectacular show at night time and thousands of people were already there, watching and enjoying every light projecting various images of arts.
These people were seriously capturing every aspects of the show equipped with big and small cameras, the die-hards complete with zoom/long lens and tripods as if there was a competition among them.
At that time, my concern was at the lights focused to the city structures especially onto the Opera House, which I profoundly admire. Compared last year, this time there were more lights of arts in moving galleries that constantly alters in a couple of minutes, a truly awesome artistry that captured the emotions and viewing admiration of the people.
This was our second year of coming into the open sky witnessing the Vivid Sydney show, the first was last year which was utterly good to drive up to the city with your car, not much of traffic difficulties. Indeed this year, there were much fun and loads of stunning and powerful lights! On the other hand, it was with a cost – the traffic in all routes into and in the city was horrible to the point that it was chaotic; there were no available parking areas too! To avail some, you should be there early to have the best spot for parking (not even free, you’ve got to pay it upfront).
The following photos were taken around Circular Quay. We had no chance of going to the other sites because of the huge crowd everywhere as well as the horrible traffic on every city street.
Vivid Sydney was recently ranked one of the world’s top ten ideas festivals by the influential The Guardian newspaper in the UK, as rich and diverse as the creative industries themselves. The Vivid ideas program is all about sharing information, enabling innovation and collaboration.
It was a very successful festival indeed considering the huge crowd that patronized it during those days it was shown, the number of entertaining arts and lights as well as those creative ideas big and small.
There are more photos in my Photo gallery of Vivid Sydney at the sidebar if you wish to view more.