2017 Media Releases

What wet weather? Vivid Sydney at Chatswood still doable and viewable

08 June 2017


Don’t let the rain and cold dampen your experience at Vivid Sydney at Chatswood, with many of the fantastic steam punk inspired interactive installations and experiences still doable and viewable from undercover or inside.

Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, has transformed the buildings, streets and laneways of Chatswood into a funky, retro-futuristic smart city as technology and light fuse with 19th Century steam-powered machinery, until 17 June.

Light Bounce, a special child friendly, day time installation for the youngest Vivid-goers at Chatswood Chase Sydney is entirely indoors, and encourages visitors to wander through a sparkling forest of refractive light.

At night time from 5.30pm, visitors to Chatswood can view Voxelscape undercover after exiting the Chatswood Interchange - a three-dimensional lightshow of more than 9,000 LED light spheres glowing above. Upstairs near The District dining precinct, and also undercover, a pumping, people powered steam engine is created by interactive projection in Gear Shift.

The Octopoda, hanging above Hawker Lane at Westfield Chatswood, invites audiences to become part of his tentacle percussion ensemble. After, head into Hawker Lane for warm, steaming Asian inspired dining options. 

As the centre piece of Vivid Sydney at Chatswood, the façade of The Concourse is hosting the feature projection, Future City Smart City. This can be viewed from the great restaurants around The Concourse, as you enjoy a meal out of the elements. 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.

Vivid Sydney in Chatswood is run by Willoughby City Council and supported by Precinct Contributors Chatswood Chase Sydney, Chatswood Interchange and Westfield Chatswood. Vivid Sydney at Chatswood is presented as part of Vivid Sydney, which is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s major events and tourism agency. The Chatswood precinct is created by The Electric Canvas and Amigo & Amigo.

Vivid Sydney in Chatswood is on every evening from 5.30pm - 10.30pm, 26 May to 17 June. Light Bounce at Chatswood Chase Sydney will operate from 9am - 5.30pm daily and until 9pm on Thursdays.

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