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100 Days to Vivid Sydney 2022

Vivid Sydney 2019CREDIT: Destination NSW

Views of Harbour Lights installations on marine vessels moving across Sydney Harbour during Vivid Sydney 2019.

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100 Days to
Vivid Sydney 2022

Vivid Sydney 2019 CREDIT: Destination NSW

Views of Harbour Lights installations on marine vessels moving across Sydney Harbour during Vivid Sydney 2019.

#feelnewsydney #vividsydney

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Vivid Sydney 2022 Hype Reel CREDIT: Destination NSW

In 100 days from today – on Friday 27 May – Vivid Sydney will return to the Harbour City, transforming Sydney with an exhilarating fusion of creativity, innovation and technology.

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Vivid Sydney 2022 Hype Reel CREDIT: Destination NSW

In 100 days from today – on Friday 27 May – Vivid Sydney will return to the Harbour City, transforming Sydney with an exhilarating fusion of creativity, innovation and technology.

#vividsydney

In 100 days from today – on Friday 27 May – Vivid Sydney will return to the Harbour City, transforming Sydney with an exhilarating fusion of creativity, innovation and technology. 

Staged over 23 nights, the 2022 festival will deliver mesmerising art displays, 3D light projections, uplifting live music performances and deep-dive discussions from the world’s brightest minds. Plus, in a festival first, the renowned Light Walk will stretch continuously for 8km, linking the Sydney Opera House to Central Station with 47 installations and projections. 

Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Minister for Tourism and Sport and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said Vivid Sydney will deliver joy and discovery to the CBD, spearheaded by the launch of two Countdown Clocks, to count down the 100 days until the festival’s Light’s On moment. 

“After a two-year hiatus I am delighted to launch the 100-day countdown for Vivid Sydney 2022, which will be a fantastic celebration of a return to life,” Mr Ayres said. 

“The 2022 program will be the biggest and brightest yet, with many festival-firsts, providing even more reasons for Sydneysiders and visitors from around the country – and all over the world – to immerse themselves in our city at its creative best.  

“Vivid Sydney makes a vital social and economic contribution during winter. From our creative industries to entertainment and hospitality venues, accommodation and retailers, it supports the entire ecosystem of the NSW visitor economy.” 

Vivid Sydney 2022_’For Sydney with Love’_’Ken Done’_Credit ‘Spinifex Group’. CREDIT: Spinifex Group

"For Sydney with Love" on Customs House by Ken Done at Vivid Sydney 2022

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Vivid Sydney 2022_’For Sydney with Love’_’Ken Done’_Credit ‘Spinifex Group’. CREDIT: Spinifex Group

"For Sydney with Love" on Customs House by Ken Done at Vivid Sydney 2022

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Designed by renowned Sydney artist Elliott Routledge, who is also featured in the 2022 festival program, the Countdown Clocks will be located outside Sydney’s Queen Victoria Building at Town Hall and Gateway Plaza, Circular Quay. Sydney visitors can check out these Insta-worthy timepieces, capture a picture and share on social media using #vividsydney. A virtual version will also feature on vividsydney.com

Festival Director Gill Minervini, who will direct her first Vivid Sydney in 2022, said this year's program captures the essence of Sydney’s soul, and what makes the city so authentically unique. 

“Vivid Sydney tells the compelling story of Sydney’s creativity and innovation, shared with a distinctive narrative that resonates around the world. We are innately drawn to Sydney’s urban landscape as a unique canvas, bringing us together to celebrate, reflect and immerse ourselves in this charismatic, surprising and intriguing city,” said Minervini. 

“This year Vivid Sydney will deliver fresh experiences for festival-goers. We are proud to have such an impressive collection of Sydney’s most prolific and world-renowned artists involved in the 2022 program. This includes the unmistakable work of Ken Done, delivering the Customs House projection with For Sydney With Love; and Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran’s multi-limbed avatar Earth Deities, enthralling audiences with animated fire and electricity.” 

Vivid Sydney’s 2022 Light Program promises to captivate with several firsts for the event. This includes the longest continuous Light Walk, which will activate new areas of Sydney’s CBD including the Goods Line and Central Station, as well as a way-finding installation to guide festival-goers along the Light Walk, plus the festival’s largest ever laser installation.  

Vivid Sydney 2022 VNR CREDIT: Destination NSW

00:05 - 01:56 - Hon. Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Tourism, 01:56 - 03:59 - Gill Minervini, Vivid Sydney Festival Director, 03:59 - 05:23 Vivid Sydney 2022 Light Installations, 05:23-07:04 - Vivid Sydney Countdown Clock, 07:04 - 08:41 - Vivid Sydney B-rol

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Vivid Sydney 2022 VNR CREDIT: Destination NSW

00:05 - 01:56 - Hon. Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Tourism, 01:56 - 03:59 - Gill Minervini, Vivid Sydney Festival Director, 03:59 - 05:23 Vivid Sydney 2022 Light Installations, 05:23-07:04 - Vivid Sydney Countdown Clock, 07:04 - 08:41 - Vivid Sydney B-rol

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Not-to-miss Vivid Sydney 2022 Light Installations

For Sydney With Love, Customs House, Circular Quay 
In collaboration with Sydney-based projection specialists Spinifex Group, Sydney artist Ken Done captures the joy of Sydney like no other, inspired by his 80-year love story with the city. For Sydney with Love is a celebration of Sydney, its icons and natural environment – on the foreshore and the Harbour, under the sea, in the sky and through the artist’s imagination.  

Earth Deities, Hickson Road Reserve, The Rocks 
One of Australia’s hottest artists, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran who grew up in Western Sydney, specialises in large-scale sculptural forms fabricated from compacted earth, steel and paint. His multi-limbed avatar generates spectacle, ritual and gathering, and will enthral audiences with animated fire and electricity.  

Convergence, The Goods Line, Central Station 
Produced by Sydney’s own Mandylights, Convergence is a fully immersive journey of light and sound which will transform the disused Goods Line railway tunnel for the first time ever. Presenting the largest scale laser installation at Vivid Sydney, this is a never to be forgotten experience.  

Future Natives, Various locations 
For the first time in the festival’s history, the Light Walk will run continuously for 8km from Sydney Opera House to Central Station, with visitors guided along the Light Walk by Future Natives, a sculptural way-finding installation featuring a flock of 200 Sydney bird species created by Sydney artist Chris Daniel.  

Vivid Sydney 2022 will activate and energise the Sydney CBD, Circular Quay, The Rocks, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Goods Line and Central Station, as well as iconic city structures such as Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, MCA and Customs House. 

The full Vivid Sydney program will be announced in mid-March. Go to vividsydney.com for more information. Vivid Sydney is proudly owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency. 

For more information on the Vivid Sydney 2022 program go to www.vividsydney.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS: 
Samantha Antoun, Destination NSW, 0447 429 869, Samantha.antoun@dnsw.com.au
  

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About Vivid Sydney:   
Vivid Sydney is an annual celebration of creativity, innovation and technology, which transforms Sydney for 23 days and nights. Staged for its 12th year in 2022, Vivid Sydney fuses mesmerising art displays and 3D light projections with exhilarating live music performances and deep-dive discussions from some of the world’s brightest minds, as well as the Sydney Opera House Lighting of the Sails. Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency.  

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