The 2016 VIVID festival of lights, music, and ideas has just started in Sydney, flooding eight city precincts with amazing artworks. Over 150 artists from 23 countries have created 90 light installations and projections that transform landmark buildings and public spaces, including the famous Sydney Opera House, into otherwordly landscapes.
This year, in addition to the regular sites where artists show their beautiful work every year, the organizers have included three new precincts: The Galleries, The Royal Botanic Gardens and Taronga Zoo. An installation inspired by ancient routes across Australia lights the sails of the Opera House and features artwork by six indigenous artists.
Large light projections will cover the facades of several landmarks, including Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Animal-shaped installations, bound to captivate the youngest among visitors, will be installed at Taronga Zoo. The festival will take place until June 18, by which time the organizers expect a record number of visitors.
Photos via VIVID Sydney