With just a few days more remaining to the most anticipated Vivid Sydney festival, the bountiful art scene in the city is all set to spring back to life. A whole new range of engaging events and awe-inspiring installations will make the event a good reason to scuttle outdoors and forget all the awry experiences brought on by the lockdown. While we still have our fingers crossed on the upcoming days of the festival, let’s hope we get to enjoy the best of what we deserve. The following article covers a list of amazing experiences and works of art that you shouldn’t miss at Vivid Sydney 2021.
Let’s start off with the Sydney Harbour, one of the most prominent Vivid Sydney venues in the city. The Sails of the Sydney Opera House, this year, will be transformed into an impressive digital rendition of the traditional Martu painting. This will mark a significant milestone for the Indigenous culture in Sydney. The famous Sydney Harbour Bridge will be another good reason to visit the harbour during the annual festival. Cimb aboard a Vivid Sydney cruise on the harbour to enjoy all these vibrant sights from a prime position, while indulging in a delicious dinner that is freshly prepared and served hot to the table. As these cruises glide past the symbolic structures spreading the light of hope and inspiration, you will be mesmerised by the whole kaleidoscopic show. There are plenty of Vivid cruises for 2021 that offer some amazing deals you cannot resist. So, what are you waiting for? Book your seats today to promise yourself a grand Vivid Sydney experience this year.
This year, Vivid Sydney will feature a colossal lineup of artists and artworks from China, France, Italy, Peru, Belgium, Portugal, the UK, the Netherlands and Spain alongside the splendid home-grown talents in NSW and Australia. Five locations that will shine bright in 2021 are Circular Quay, Barangaroo, The Rocks, Darling Harbour and Luna Park. Some of the most interesting Light installations are being set up at these destinations and here are some installations you ought not miss: Ephemeral at Darling Harbour, Patterns in Nature at Circular Quay, Corpi Celesti at Barangaroo, Autumn Falls at The Rocks, Vivid Light at Sydney Harbour and so on. On a rough estimate, there will be around 60 light installations featuring in this year’s Vivid Sydney. Have fun by exploring Vivid Music, Vivid Lights and Ideas by opting a guided tour such as Vivid Sydney walking tour or a Vivid Photography tour.
More impressive events which you can look forward to at Vivid Sydney 2021 are ‘An Afro Future’ by Sampa the Great. The popular artist management and touring company, Astral People’, will celebrate their 10th birthday in August and as a part of the anniversary, Sydney will see an all-star lineup consisting of Cashmere Cat, Hiatus Kaiyote, Genesis Owusu, Cosmo’s Midnight and more. Additionally, we have King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard taking over Carriageworks for a huge five-night event. At the venue, you can also catch performances by artists like Jesswar, Tropical F#ck Storm, BARKAA, Amyl and the Sniffers.
In the previous year, we were completely starved of outdoor events, live music and concerts. These amazing performances are enough to keep us energised for the months to come. This year, the festival will deliver refreshing experiences that will provide a fascinating insight into the world of art, music and more, capturing the essence of Sydney’s uniqueness and vibrancy. Make your winter experience in Sydney memorable as ever with Vivid Sydney and celebrate innovation and creativity at its best.
by Magistic Cruises