Vivid Sydney at Chatswood 2019

Vivid Sydney at Chatswood returns with an exciting program of Light, Music and Ideas. World class talent and cutting edge techniques come together to create an interactive and immersive light gallery, sensational sounds and innovative events celebrating love, peace and harmony. Brought to you by Willoughby City Council and supported by Precinct Contributors Chatswood Chase Sydney, Chatswood Interchange and Westfield Chatswood.

     
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    Cascading Harp

    Zara Pasfield, Pineapple Design Studio (Australia)

    Experience a grand Cascading Harp spanning three levels of Chatswood Interchange in a delicate interactive curtain of lights, colour and music celebrating peace and harmony.  Weave through the colourful ropes and touch the jangling bells to create your own joyful song.

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    Co-existence

    Limelight

    The Concourse architecture is transformed using cutting edge 3D projection mapping art.  Inspired by Chatswood’s diverse culture and history, Hungarian artist collective Limelight explore the relationship between individuals and communities through visual connections with the building’s façade.

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    I Dance With You

    Tianli Zu (China)

    Behold the majesty of the powerful yet delicate wings of the mythical Qilin beast on Chatswood Mall bringing prosperity and peace. Intricate cut out art, interactive light and original music combine to provide a spiritual and immersive experience.

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    Trumpet Flowers

    Simone Chua (Lead artist), Adela Lines, Lili Bykerk, Mauricio Echeverry, Clayton Vittorino, Akiva Bassin (Australia)

    Experience a giant musical garden as 40 trumpet flowers tower over you. Play the massive trumpet keys and make your own spectacular floral sound and light show. Inspired by vintage gramophones Trumpet Flowers will rear to life as music plays throughout the interactive artwork. 

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    Woodie

    Marius Hoggenmueller (Germany), Luke Hespanhol (Brazil) & Martin Tomitsch (Austria)

    Behold the majesty of the powerful yet delicate wings of the mythical Qilin beast on Chatswood Mall bringing prosperity and peace. Intricate cut out art, interactive light and original music combine to provide a spiritual and immersive experience.

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    Light Bazaar

    Steven Manos, MXM Studios (Australia)

    Visit The Light Bazaar and discover the wonder of rapidly evolving computing, LED and interactive technologies in this tessellating kaleidoscope installation. Inspired by ancient Islamic architecture, textiles and music, the ancient mediums of light and symmetry transform into modern works of art at the corner of Chatswood Interchange and Railway Street.

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    Chattie’s Wood

    Juune & Gambarra Illume (Australia)

    Discover Chatswood’s evolution at this bold but mesmerising installation inspired Hollywood’s iconic sign. Be intrigued paintings of birds from Henry Lawson’s poem Chattie’s Wood, Indigenous artworks and images of Chatswood now and in the future.

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    Listen to the World

    Alexander Milov (Ukraine)

    Towering at six metres tall, the heart shaped sculpture of the world appears to listen to music via giant headphones. Constructed via metal and polyester resin Listen to the World will illuminate at night using programmable RGB lights Viewers will have a transcendent experience as our planet seems small in comparison to our human fantasies as you Listen to the World and what it has to say.

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    Limelight Academy Masterclass

    In a first for Vivid Sydney and Chatswood, six international students, mentored by the Limelight Academy have create artworks on The Concourse sails.  The students come from countries including Germany, Belgium, Slovakia, Korea, Vietnam and Wagga Wagga and represent the future generation of projection mapping art.  

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    Ether Elm

    Artists: Josh Greenhalgh, Caleb Charles, Albert Ma (Australia) & Luke Hespanhol (Brazil/Australia)

    Nature and technology become one. Talk to one of Chatswood’s aged elm trees to control strobes of light illuminating its mighty branches. Sing, shout, laugh, talk and whisper to produce engaging light sequences with each different pattern of tone.

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    Sounds of Infinity

    Louis Chew (Singapore) &Luke Hespanhol (Brazil/Australia)

    A seemingly mundane mirror in the daytime, Sounds of the Infinity transforms at night into a repurposed retro-futuristic portal. The installation integrates sound sensors and LED lights within a large two-way mirror to make life-sized light tunnels revealing an entry way to another universe. 

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    A Vision: Peace, Love and Music

    Yuxin Huang & Wenting Xie (China), DeVanté RaChaun Carpenter (USA) & Luke Hespanhol (Brazil/Australi)

    Reflect on the iconic values of the original Woodstock Festival - peace, love and music. Join an ever present “eye” as looks at the values in the context of the past, present and future. Ask yourself… What is it that you see? What is your vision?

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    Light Hearted

    Kathryn Bevz & Martin Bevz (Australia)

    Don’t just view installations at Vivid Sydney at Chatswood, become a part of one with Light Hearted located at The Concourse. Underpinned by childhood memories and themes of peace and love, an infrared camera captures your movement as the underlying LED technology projects dynamic colours in this infinitely changing and vibrant installation.

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    Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

    New York at its finest!

    Bringing a dose of New York jazz, rock, gospel and pop to Vivid Music is legendary Grammy winning singer Lisa Fischer and her band, Grand Baton.

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    Girl Gamer Esports Festival

    Critical Hit Entertainment

    Celebrate the success of women in video gaming in a three-day esports festival proving girls really can game like a boss.


    Watch the world’s best gamers play live and hear from industry experts about opportunities for young women in esports and STEAM.

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    Vivid Ideas at Chatswood Chase

    Join free Vivid Ideas talks that will challenge and excite you, daily at Chatswood Chase Sydney. From clean beauty, wellness and wearable fitness technology, to a behind-the-scenes look at Chatswood’s Vivid installations and projections with Chatswood’s artists and girl gamers.

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    Vince Jones

    A Personal Selection, A Retrospective and More

    Since emerging in the jazz clubs of Melbourne in the late 70s and early 80s, Vince has set the benchmark for Australian contemporary jazz vocalists, with his live performances hailed as “an intoxicating tour de force”.

     


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    Future Abstract

    Discover the exciting impact that technology has had on the genre of abstract art in Future Abstract at Art Space on The Concourse. 

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    And Love Will Steer The Stars

    Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and 1969 Band

    In this special celebratory event, the worlds of rock and classical music collide as the inspiring Willoughby Symphony Orchestra joins forces with rock band 1969 to take you on a unique journey through music’s golden year.

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    Pastoral

    Willoughby Symphony Orchestra

    The future of inventive and captivating classical music is right here on the north shore, with emerging composer Kate Moore showcasing her world premiere piano concerto, especially for Vivid Music. And in the same concert, the Young Composer of the Year will be announced and their work premiered as well! It’s a double treat for audiences wanting to be the first to taste new classical music.

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