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Architects, artists and designers will have the chance to turn on and turn up Sydney as part of the annual Vivid Festival.

City Lights


February 8th, 2011

Vivid organisers are inviting light artists, designers and architects from around Australia to create light and sound installations for the festival, which will run from 27 May until 13 June and create an immersive, engaging experience for the senses.

“We are looking for artists who can bring dynamic and engaging lighting concepts to Sydney’s well known public spaces in a way that uses minimal energy and encourages people to think more creatively about urban design and light,” said Mary-Anne Kyriakou-Bracke, co-curator of Vivid’s light sculpture installations.


’Rocklights’ by Ingo Bracke, for Vivid Sydney 2009. Photo by David Clare

“With Vivid Light set to attract creative industry members from all around the world, this is an excellent chance for Australian lighting artists to showcase their innovative aesthetics and latest technologies to the international design community.”

The theme this year is Fiat Lux – Let There Be Light, and artists are encouraged to incorporate low-energy lighting techniques and encourage public interaction with their designs.

Vivid Light will appear every night during the Vivid Festival, creating a sensory sculptural walk around the Sydney harbour-front precinct.


’Vessel of (Horti) Cultural Plenty’ by Warren Langley, for Vivid Sydney 2009. Photo by David Clare

Successful applicants for the project will receive up to $15,000 to cover all costs relating to design, construction and installation.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see your work in lights across Sydney! Visit the Vivid Sydney website for more details on how to apply.

Main image: ’Rainbow’ by Andre, Kesces and Mark Hammer for Vivid Sydney 2009.
Photo by David Clare.

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