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Top 10 Best Free Events at Vivid Sydney 2016

Vivid Sydney is Australia’s biggest festival that presents the best in the fields of light, music and ideas. Now, on its 8th year, the festival preserves the essence of converging art, technology and business through elaborate, vivid light installations, musical concerts, new ideas, collaborations and debates.

Events at Vivid Sydney 2016 are mostly free for all. Here are some of the best to go out and watch.

CATHEDRAL OF LIGHT

Top 10 Best Free Events at Vivid Sydney 2016

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  • May 27 to June 18 @ 6pm – 11pm
  • The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Cathedral of Light is inspired by old churches but this one is a vivid light tunnel of 70 meters, lined with tens of thousands of LED light globes. As seen from the outside, it appears to gigantic but step inside and feel the intimate closeness of the space within it.

Artists conveys the message of a community: that each tiny light globe can join together to create a strong burst tunnel of light.

THE MATTER OF PAINTING

Top 10 Best Free Events at Vivid Sydney 2016

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  • May 27 to June 18 @ 6pm – 11pm
  • The Rocks

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is both the subject and the venue for this modern interpretation of timeless painting. Every time people asks what time does Vivid start, this should be a signal that it has.

An experimentation to illustrate the ways that painting can capture ideas of time, action and process was Huseyin Sami’s trademark practice. Sami was one of the artists collaborating for this wonderful event for Vivid Sydney 2016.

 

THE ART OF PERFORMANCE

Top 10 Best Free Events at Vivid Sydney 2016

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  • May 27 to June 18 @ 6pm – 11pm
  • Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000

The Jaguar F-PACE is in for a fast spin as the creative wizards of Spinifex Group make it experience the Speed of Art once you press the start button. Motion art that projects to a static subject giving an immersive illusion to the audience of motion.

If you ask when does vivid sydney end, you’ll never know when to press the stop button fast enough.

 

HARBOUR LIGHTS

Top 10 Best Free Events at Vivid Sydney 2016

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  • May 27 to June 18 @ 6pm – 11pm
  • Sydney Harbour, NSW 2000

 With the combined efforts of different cruising vessels and Intel technology comes an amazing motion of vivid lights on the Sydney Harbour. This uses LED lights draped over cruise ships to give a spectacular light show.

 

FREDA’S TRIBUTE: GEORGE MICHAEL

Top 10 Best Free Events at Vivid Sydney 2016

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  • June 18 @ 6pm – 12mn
  • 109 Regent St, Chippendale NSW 2008

 Join Freda’s House Band as they take on one of the finest male performers in history GEORGE MICHAEL.

 

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DJ GRAHAM MANDROULES @ VIVID LOUNGE

Top 10 Best Free Events at Vivid Sydney 2016

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  • June 5 to June 12, starts at 6pm till late
  • MCA, Harbour Side Terrace, 140 George St, The Rocks

 More than just a DJ, Graham has been all over Sydney’s bars and clubs playing a wide array of styles. On Vivid Sydney 2016, witness a mind-blowing party performance.

Graham’s love and understanding of music is comprehensive, as is evident in the repertoire of styles which include soul, funk, breaks n beats, electro, deep & funky house, soulful garage, lounge, electronica & exotica, trip/hip hop, disco, latin, go-go, jazz, ragga/dub, moodarama and world soundscapes.

 

THE VIVID LOUNGE AT MCA

Top 10 Best Free Events at Vivid Sydney 2016

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  • May 27 to June 18 @ 6pm – 12mn
  • MCA, Harbour Side Terrace, 140 George St, The Rocks

 The Harbour Side Terrace is a place for good old partying all month long. It was home to both all-stars and emerging female electronic producers like Yum-yum, JOY, Rainbow Chan and Zuri Akoko.

Vivid Sydney 2016 was a time to welcome a huge line-up of amazing DJ’s.

 

GOOD DESIGN FESTIVAL 2016: SHOWCASE EXHIBITION

Top 10 Best Free Events at Vivid Sydney 2016

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  • May 28 to May 29 @ 1pm – 8:30pm
  • Overseas Passenger Terminal, Corner of Argyle and George Street, Circular Quay West, The Rocks NSW 2000

Good Design Australia brings you the 2016 Good Design Festival that showcases the best designs and innovations to consumer products, electronics, medical breakthroughs and even the latest sporting equipment.

The festival holds floor talks and interactive displays from the winners of Good Design Awards.

 

FACTORY DESIGN DISTRICT

Top 10 Best Free Events at Vivid Sydney 2016

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  • June 3 @ 11am – 6pm
  • June 4 @ 11am – 5pm
  • June 5 @ 11am – 4pm
  • 901 Bourke St, Waterloo NSW 2017

If you’re keen to know where your objects, furniture or food come from, how it is made and by whom – this is the event for you!

In Vivid Sydney 2016, you see a lot of informative shows such as the Factory Design District. This is for design enthusiasts, makers, and manufacturers that focuses on the process of inception to realisation.

 

AFTRS LAUNCH VR NOIR: A DAY BEFORE THE NIGHT

Top 10 Best Free Events at Vivid Sydney 2016

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  • June 9 @ 7pm – 8pm
  • Australian Film Television and Radio School, Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW 2021

The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) collaborated with Start VR to know the potential of using virtual reality to film production. VR Noir:  A Day Before the Night is a interactive narrative to be used as a tool to dig deeper to the potential of using VR as a film asset.

The event includes a VR Noir experience, HTC Vive rooftop experience, screenings of VR Noir, behind the scenes and Q&A directly with the VR Noir creators.

 

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