2017 Media Releases

Lights On Competition!

10 May 2017


Tell us your vision for Chatswood as a ‘Future City, Smart City’ and you could win the opportunity to switch on the lights at Vivid Sydney at Chatswood when the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas returns to Chatswood from 26 May - 17 June.

One lucky person will switch on the lights in a special event on Vivid Sydney at Chatswood’s first night at 5.30pm, Friday 26 May.

During Vivid Sydney, the bustling Chatswood CBD will be reinvented as a funky, retro-futuristic smart city as technology and light fuse with 19th Century steam-powered machinery.

As they exit Chatswood Interchange, visitors to Chatswood will be transported into a three-dimensional lightshow as more than 9,000 LED light spheres glow above in Voxelscape and a pumping, people powered steam engine is created with interactive projection in Gear Shift. Continue travelling through a glowing, glimmering Canopy of Light in Chatswood Mall to find Crossword an installation sending a cross fire of hidden messages mid-air and onto revellers. Hanging above Hawker Lane, The Octopoda, invites audiences to become part of his tentacle percussion ensemble. 

As the centre piece of Vivid Sydney at Chatswood, the façade of The Concourse will host the feature projection, Future City Smart City. Watch as people take to the air in whimsical dirigibles and an airborne, sustainable community emerges. On returning to earth, peer into the reflection pool to discover the submerged magic of Steampunk Waterworld which pays homage to the likes of Jules Verne through light, sound and special effects. Light Bounce, a special day time installation for at Chatswood Chase Sydney encourages visitors to wander through a sparkling forest of refractive light.

Visitors are encouraged to stay a while to enjoy great shopping, dining and market stalls on offer as they wander through the Chatswood CBD, which is increasingly becoming known as a hotspot for Asian dining experiences.

“I’m incredibly excited that Vivid Sydney is coming back to Chatswood again this year with a retro-futuristic theme. The Lights On Competition is a fantastic way for the community to be involved in the event, and provides a unique opportunity for one lucky person to bring Vivid Sydney to life in Chatswood. ” said Willoughby Mayor, Gail Giles-Gidney. 

To enter the competition, visit the ‘Visit Chatswood’ facebook page and click on the ‘WIN Vivid Sydney at Chatswood’ post, then let us know in 25-50 words your vision of Chatswood as a ‘Future City, Smart City’?

Media Contact
Acting Marketing and Events Manager
Phone: 9777 7703
Mobile: 0455 061 700
Email: Samantha.Connor@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au 

For non media related enquiries contact Willoughby City Council on 9777 1000 or email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au