Vivid Sydney is back with a longer run than ever before

If you're living in Sydney or thinking of popping across the ditch in the next month, be sure to check out Vivid Sydney. This year's event, which is owned and produced by Destination NSW, will run from May 27 to June 18. The 23-day run is the longest program in the event's history. 

Those 23 days will see no shortage of action, with the content divided into three main categories: Vivid Light (large-scale light installations), Vivid Music (live music across Sydney, including Vivid LIVE at the Opera House) and Vivid Ideas (a selection of ideas, discussions and debates). 

We've rounded up a few of Vivid Sydney's must-see projects. If you're lucky enough to be in Sydney during the event, be sure to check these activations out:

cathedral of light vivid sydney

Cathedral of Light is an arch window inspired light installation, designed to be viewed from the inside and out. The artists draw inspiration from the analogy that like a strong congregation or community, sculpture is made up of many small parts, all working together to create a unified whole.

Where/when: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney for the duration of the festival.

fountain vivid sydney

Fountain is a light installation which represents the exponential increase in the worldwide population, with the growth being represented by humans as water droplets from the fountain.

Where/when: Martin Place, 6pm-11pm for the duration of the festival.

collaborate or die vivid sydney

Collaborate or Die brings together a number of top creators who aim to answer the question: Is collaboration key or is it a meaningless buzzword?

Where/when: Museum of Contemporary Art, June 1, 11am-1pm.

margaret zhang vivid sydney

Game-Changers: Margaret Zhang is a Vivid Ideas event in which Remix's favourite fashionista, Margaret Zhang, discusses her career until this point.

Where/when: Sydney Town Hall, May 28, 3-4:30pm.

bjork digital vivid sydney

Björk Digital is the premiere of a new virtual reality project from the musician who has collaborated with some of the world's best filmmakers and programmers.

Where/when: 245 Wilson St Eveleigh, June 4-18, 10am-6pm. 

 Please note, while Vivid Sydney is largely free, some activations are not. Head along to for more info.