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Vivid Sydney 2024 Program Unveiled

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Monday, March 11, 2024

SYDNEY, AU, Mar 11, 2024 - (ACN Newswire) - Vivid Sydney, the Southern Hemisphere's largest multi-artform festival, today unveiled its captivating program for 2024.

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  • SYDNEY, AU, Mar 11, 2024 - (ACN Newswire) - Vivid Sydney, the Southern Hemisphere's largest multi-artform festival, today unveiled its captivating program for 2024.
  • Australia's largest event will transform Sydney with mesmerising light installations and 3D projections from Circular Quay to The Goods Line; genre-spanning music performances and creative showcases; a formidable Vivid Ideas program featuring experiences that will open minds; and a mouth-watering Vivid Food program.
  • Staged across Sydney, Vivid Sydney festival locations and venues include Circular Quay, the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, State Library of New South Wales, Walsh Bay, Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, University of Technology Sydney, The Goods Line, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Carriageworks, and more.
  • Vivid Sydney 2024 will engage audiences across four pillars: Vivid Light, Vivid Music, Vivid Ideas and Vivid Food.

Vivid Sydney 2023 Kicks Off With Biggest Opening Weekend on Record

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Friday, June 2, 2023

SYDNEY, AU, June 2, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - Vivid Sydney has enjoyed its largest-ever opening weekend, attracting more than 453,000 visitors to experience Australia's largest event in 2023.

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  • SYDNEY, AU, June 2, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - Vivid Sydney has enjoyed its largest-ever opening weekend, attracting more than 453,000 visitors to experience Australia's largest event in 2023.
  • The opening weekend attendance represents a 4 per cent increase from Vivid Sydney's previous highest opening weekend in 2022.
  • "Vivid Sydney 2023 is off to a flying start but there is still plenty of time to get out and take part in this unique Sydney celebration.
  • The longest-ever Vivid Sydney Light Walk, festival-first experiences including Lightscape and Dark Spectrum, as well as Vivid Food, were all among the most visited festival offerings on the opening weekend.

Vivid Sydney 2023 Lights Up Its Greatest Festival Yet

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Friday, May 26, 2023

Simultaneously, the Sydney Opera House's sails were illuminated to feature the artworks of the late great Australian artist John Olsen.

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  • Simultaneously, the Sydney Opera House's sails were illuminated to feature the artworks of the late great Australian artist John Olsen.
  • Vivid Sydney was a chance to be mesmerised by light shows, music and a cultural story about this place.
  • Vivid Sydney Festival Director Gill Minervini said Vivid Sydney 2023 was the biggest program in the festival's history, and the opening night was just a taste of what's to come over the 23 nights.
  • Staged across Sydney's city centre, Vivid Sydney festival locations include Circular Quay, the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Walsh Bay, Barangaroo, King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour, Darling Quarter, Darling Square, The Goods Line, Central Station, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Wynyard Tunnels, Carriageworks, Taronga Zoo and more.

LG INSTAVIEW FRIDGE TO LIFT THE 'MOODUP' AT VIVID SYDNEY 2023

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Friday, May 26, 2023

SEOUL, South Korea, May 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics (LG) announces 'MoodUP™, by LG,' an exciting, multifaceted activation set to take place during Vivid Sydney 2023. Featuring the biggest light show in Australia, Sydney's annually-held festival, which is now in its thirteenth year, will introduce locals and visitors to LG's innovative InstaView™ fridge with MoodUP.

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  • LG to Unveil Its Unique, Color-changing Refrigerator in Australia in Partnership With the Country's Largest Festival of Creativity, Innovation and Light
    SEOUL, South Korea, May 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics (LG) announces 'MoodUP™, by LG,' an exciting, multifaceted activation set to take place during Vivid Sydney 2023.
  • A truly revolutionary kitchen appliance, the LG InstaView fridge with MoodUP has color-changing door panels that provide a whole new level of personalization.
  • Along with meeting the company's colorific new fridge, they can also take part in a fun, movement-based quiz, What's your Vivid Sydney Mood?
  • [2] Visitors can create an itinerary prior to visiting Vivid Sydney and without attending the 'MoodUP, by LG' activation via: www.lg.com/au/moodup .

Gabrielle Carey was best known for Puberty Blues – but I knew her as a formidable intellectual who mastered the art of living well

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Saturday, May 6, 2023

The last time I saw Gabrielle Carey, who died this week, aged 64, was a couple of weeks ago in Sydney.

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  • The last time I saw Gabrielle Carey, who died this week, aged 64, was a couple of weeks ago in Sydney.
  • She is still best known as the coauthor, with Kathy Lette, of Puberty Blues (1979), a book she wrote as a teenager.
  • But for many of those who knew Gabrielle later in life, she was, among many other things, a “Joycean”, and more particularly, a “Wakean”.
  • If you’re finding it hard to make a decision, you can say you’re in “twinsome twominds” and your fellow Wakeans will understand.
  • She was in regular correspondence with the leading scholars; she was the author of numerous acclaimed essays on Joyce.

Authors were ‘living beings’ for her

    • The first of these was Moving among Strangers: Randolph Stow and my Family, a book which won the Prime Minister’s Award for Non-Fiction in 2013.
    • When she pressed him for more, he fell silent, and within a year, he had died.
    • It’s also a study of an enigmatic writer who was once internationally acclaimed, but who has now almost disappeared from Australian literary history.
    • Falling out of Love with Ivan Southall (2018), as the title suggests, is a similar combination of literary biography and memoir.
    • The third of these, Only Happiness Here: in Search of Elizabeth von Arnim (2020), was completed during Gabrielle’s fellowship in Canberra.

‘She works for James Joyce’

    • Gabrielle’s final book, James Joyce: A Life, is currently in press.
    • As she quipped, it was her “fourth biography and the first about a writer who is still famous”.
    • Two of Gabrielle’s acclaimed essays, Waking up with James Joyce and Breaking up with James Joyce, give an indication of the conflicted relationship she maintained with this writer who inspired and infuriated her throughout her life.

Reading groups ‘like jam sessions’

    • They would gather over food and wine and take the Wake a page and a line and a word at a time.
    • If they got really stuck, they’d turn to Fweet, an online guide to the Wake with more than 90,000 explanatory annotations.
    • If somebody came up with a new insight, she’d painstaking note it in even tinier pencil between the existing marginalia.
    • Her reading groups were more like jam sessions than scholarly seminars.

The art of living well

    • Gabrielle was a teacher of the art of living well.
    • Every evening, no matter where you were, Gabrielle would always step outside for a few minutes to watch the sun set.
    • A keen gardener, she made tiny pots of fabulously precious jam, that she playfully labelled “Jams Joyce”, from rose-petals harvested from her garden.
    • Instead of going to the Art Gallery of New South Wales as I’d planned, I went to the nearby Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay.
    • In her last year, Gabrielle had been taking classes in the art of bookbinding, a creative outlet to add to gardening and rose-petal jam, not to mention writing.

Vivid Sydney 2023 Serves Up Biggest Program Yet

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

SYDNEY, AU, Apr 5, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - Vivid Sydney will deliver the biggest and most culturally relevant program in its event history when it returns in 2023 from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June.

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  • SYDNEY, AU, Apr 5, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - Vivid Sydney will deliver the biggest and most culturally relevant program in its event history when it returns in 2023 from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June.
  • Vivid Sydney Festival Director Gill Minervini said Vivid Sydney has come of age and has evolved into a progressive and inclusive event that celebrates the best of an expanded definition of the creative industries in 2023.
  • It is our expectation that with its expanded program and more international travellers returning to our shores, Vivid Sydney 2023 will drive even greater visitor expenditure into the NSW economy."
  • The full 2023 Vivid Sydney media kit, program announcement and high-res imagery, including 2023 Vivid Sydney light renders and broadcast-quality video footage of previous festival highlights, are available to download at www.vividsydney.com/news-room .

World First Comes to Wynyard Tunnels as Part of Vivid Sydney 2023

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

SYDNEY, AU, Mar 30, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - Australia's largest festival, Vivid Sydney, today announced that it will add a first-ever activation of the Wynyard railway tunnels to the festival's upcoming program with the world premiere of Dark Spectrum.

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  • SYDNEY, AU, Mar 30, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - Australia's largest festival, Vivid Sydney, today announced that it will add a first-ever activation of the Wynyard railway tunnels to the festival's upcoming program with the world premiere of Dark Spectrum.
  • Presented by Vivid Sydney, Sony Music, Mandylights and Culture Creative, Dark Spectrum will premiere at Vivid Sydney on May 26, running until July 16 before touring the world.
  • Dark Spectrum will be a ticketed experience with entry via Wynyard Park Rooftop between York and Carrington Streets, Sydney.
  • For more information and to purchase tickets to Dark Spectrum and full details of the Vivid Sydney 2023 program, visit vividsydney.com.

100 Days to Go Until Vivid Sydney Dazzles Again

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Celebrating creativity, innovation and technology, Australia's largest festival will dazzle and delight audiences for 23 days and nights across four pillars this year — Vivid Light, Vivid Music, Vivid Ideas and the brand-new Vivid Food.

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  • Celebrating creativity, innovation and technology, Australia's largest festival will dazzle and delight audiences for 23 days and nights across four pillars this year — Vivid Light, Vivid Music, Vivid Ideas and the brand-new Vivid Food.
  • "Vivid Sydney is NSW's biggest annual event and makes a vital social and economic contribution to our state.
  • "Last year, Vivid Sydney was attended by over 2.5 million people and injected $119 million into the NSW economy.
  • The Last Ocean, which made its debut at Burning Man in 2022, will be the largest-ever installation at Vivid Sydney.

Vivid Sydney 2023 Dates and New Food Program Announced as the Lights Switch Off for 2022

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Sunday, June 19, 2022

Vivid Sydney 2023 will take place from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June and will feature for the first-time dedicated food programming - Vivid Food - which will sit alongside Light, Music and Ideas.

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  • Vivid Sydney 2023 will take place from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June and will feature for the first-time dedicated food programming - Vivid Food - which will sit alongside Light, Music and Ideas.
  • "Vivid Sydney provides a mid-year boon for restaurants, bars, cafes and retail in the central business district (CBD) and along the festival's footprint.
  • Vivid Sydney 2023 Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Light, Music, Ideas and Food will open on Saturday 18 June.
  • For all the latest information on Vivid Sydney 2023 sign up to receive MyVivid updates here .

10 Most Instagrammed Light Artworks at Vivid Sydney 2022

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The most Instagrammed light artwork at Vivid Sydney 2022 is the Sydney Opera House Lighting of the Sails' new digital artwork, Yarrkalpa Hunting Ground 2021 by the Martu Artists and creative technologists Curiious.

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  • The most Instagrammed light artwork at Vivid Sydney 2022 is the Sydney Opera House Lighting of the Sails' new digital artwork, Yarrkalpa Hunting Ground 2021 by the Martu Artists and creative technologists Curiious.
  • The 2022 festival features more than 50 light installations and projection artworks from 62 light collaborators and 114 artists from five countries, along the longest continuous Light Walk ever at 8km.
  • Festival Director Gill Minervini said the variety of light artworks and projections on the Light Walk this year ensured there was a real cross section of artistic highlights from across the Light program.
  • The full list of the 10 most Instagrammed light artworks at Vivid Sydney 2022 are:
    Yarrkalpa Hunting Ground 2021, Sydney Opera House Lighting of the Sails