Night festivals are a chance for cities to showcase their prowess in a way that glitters. The Singapore Night Festival (SNF) is always evolving and in its tenth year they pulled out all the stops. For 10 balmy nights young and old were out of the house and hitting the streets in what was a celebration of art, performance and culture at one of Singapore’s largest outdoor festivals. Much like Vivid Sydney or Melbourne’s White Night, SNF creates a hub for art to thrive.... Read More | Share it now!
With a career spanning close to 30 years, Shepard Fairey is a veteran of world street art. In Sydney to talk as part of Vivid Idea’s Game Changers program as well as unveil a new mural work (his largest to date) and exhibition, he spoke of his early days building the now iconic Obey project and his approach to melding street art with commercial design work through his career.... Read More | Share it now!
We often make breakthroughs when we reserve judgement and keep things like fear and prejudice at bay. Yet as humans the notion of embracing ambiguity can be a hard thing to swallow because the only certain things in life are death and taxes. Matt Whale is the founder and managing director of How To Impact, a leading agency specialising in innovation strategy, insight and delivery. We share the top nine things we learned at his Vivid Ideas talk, Unlocking Your Grey Zone: How Positive Ambiguity Can Help You Thrive In An Uncertain World.... Read More | Share it now!
We consider philosophers, world leaders, writers, artists, musicians and comedians as good sources of wisdom. But we don’t rate pirates, hackers and gang members quite so highly. Author Kyra Maya Phillips disagrees and thinks we should look to social misfits as sources of inspiration as she describes in her book, The Misfit Economy. The Venezuelan writer spoke in Sydney for Vivid Ideas and The School Of Life. She described how we can receive pearls of wisdom from these rather unlikely sources. We list the top six things we learned.... Read More | Share it now!
It doesn’t matter if you’re the biggest technophobe or if you’re a digital whiz kid, there’s no denying that algorithms are becoming a pervasive part of our lives. Companies like Google know more about us than ever, Amazon can predict our shopping purchases and Facebook likes can be used to distinguish your class, race, gender and an assortment of other attributes that were previously only known by your family, social circle or the government.... Read More | Share it now!
This past weekend saw the opening of Vivid Sydney events all across the city, so we headed along to one of the festival’s most unique locations, Taronga Zoo. From the 10-minute projection on the iconic entrance building that has you traveling the world and encountering elephants, tigers and swimming in the oceans, to the massive interactive light sculptures throughout the park, Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo will delight and enchant guests of all ages. Here’s a look at what the location has to offer this year:... Read More | Share it now!
Tonight, Vivid officially kicks off in Sydney with the lighting of the Opera House sails and performances under them – with indie rock stars Fleet Foxes one of the big opening night attractions. Around the city, projections, lights and artworks will give locals and tourists alike the chance to explore Sydney in a new way. And then there is the amazing “Vivid Ideas” program that runs alongside it, featuring incredible talks and panels across the festival’s entire three weeks.... Read More | Share it now!
Having made their debut in 2016, IGNITE: Symphonic Dance Anthems returns for two nights only as part of VIVID Sydney. Internationally renowned DJ Dan Murphy joins forces with a full symphony orchestra to present classic tracks which have graced dance floors the world over, such as Sandstorm, Strings of Life and Finally.... Read More | Share it now!
Back by popular demand, Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile will return 25 May – 18 June 2017 as part of Vivid Sydney’s Kings Cross program. Hidden Sydney – an immersive cabaret experience celebrating Kings Cross in the 50s, 60s and 70s at the Nevada-the former Sydney brothel which boasted the biggest bed in the world.... Read More | Share it now!
VIVID Ideas has dropped its program for 2017, hosting over 200 events over 23 days and nights. Leading the charge is and exclusive festival appearance by American artist Shepard Fairey – best known for his Barack Obama HOPE campaign and his OBEY GIANT art project – at the Sydney Town Hall.... Read More | Share it now!