Vivid Sydney at Chatswood 2019

Vivid Sydney at Chatswood returns with an exciting program of Light, Music and Ideas from 24 May - 15 June. World class talent and cutting edge technology come together to create an interactive and immersive light gallery, sensational sounds and innovative events celebrating love, peace and harmony. Lights on each evening 5.30pm - 10.30pm. 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)

    Woodie the free-moving, chalk-drawing robot Mills Lane as a large art canvas. Illuminated with UV lights, Woodie’s playground turns into a stunning visualisation made of glowing words and drawings.

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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

    Alexandr 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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    Digital Odyssey

    Artist: Limelight Academy Masterclass - Alice Peacock (Australia)

    Advances in communication technology have dissolved cultural and geographic divides, but have they dissolved genuine human connection?

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    Mirrors

    Artist: Limelight Academy Masterclass - Jakub Zuscin (Slovakia)

    Mirrors is a work dedicated to the theme of discovery and transformation of light, colours and music through the ages. The story touches on the historical events of the past century.

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    Reverie

    Artist: Limelight Academy Masterclass - Ky Duyen Nguyen (Vietnam)

    Reverie delves into the world of storytelling. From carving symbols into walls to sharing posts on social media, the way we communicate might have changed dramatically yet it is still able to connect and affect us on different levels.

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    Meditation

    Artist: Limelight Academy Masterclass - Min Jeong Lee (Korea)

    Meditation is an artwork that visualises a peaceful world through music. By following one’s journey into the mind through music, a window opens into another world.

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    SPARK

    Artist: Limelight Academy Masterclass - Tim Jockel (Germany)

    It could happen while listening to music or when connecting with someone special. It’s a unique moment where everything comes together – a moment that can change everything.

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    Unfold

    Limelight Academy Masterclass - Willem Mertens (Belgium)

    Inspired by paradise birds and their colourful rituals of dance and transformation The Concourse reveals its many layers.

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    Ether Elm

    Artists: Josh Greenhalgh (AU), Albert Ma (AU), Caleb Charles (AU), Anz Elizabeth Easaw (IN) & Luke Hespanhol (BR/AU)

    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/Australia)

    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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    Ms Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton (US)

    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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    GIRLGAMER Sydney Festival

    Critical Hit Entertainment

    Discover and celebrate the talent and success of women in video gaming in a special 2-day esports festival proving girls really can game like a boss.

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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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    Vivid Ideas at Chatswood Chase

    Join the free Vivid Ideas at Chatswood Chase talk series every day from 11am to hear the debate on the biggest questions facing humanity today.

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    China ready - Australian Chinese artists spanning the continents

    Vivid Ideas at Chatswood Chase - Artists in Conversation

    Discover how Australian Chinese artists have one foot in the east and the other in the west to create unique and exciting art.

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    Emerging Lights

    Vivid Ideas at Chatswood Chase - Artists in Conversation

    Discover the crop of new talent lighting up the art world

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    Meet Limelight - world-pioneers in 3D projection mapping

    Vivid Ideas at Chatswood Chase - Artists in Conversation

    Do you want to find out how your digital artwork can grace the façade of a building at a light festival around the world? 

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    Future Abstract

    Vivid Ideas at Chatswood Chase - Artists in Conversation

    Meet the artists who are using technology to create abstract artworks

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    Future Abstract

    Vivid Ideas at Chatswood Chase - Artists in Conversation

    Meet the artists who are using technology to create abstract artworks

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    Digital Bridges: the University as Living Lab for Creative Cities

    Vivid Ideas at Chatswood Chase - Design @ Day - University of Sydney Design Lab

    Presented by Dr Luke Hespanhol, Lecturer in the Design Lab, Curator of the Footbridge Gallery, The University of Sydney

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    AI and the Future of Creativity

    Vivid Ideas at Chatswood Chase - Design @ Day - University of Sydney Design Lab

    Presented by Dr Kazjon Grace, researcher in AI and creativity, Design Lab in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning of the University of Sydney 

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    Introducing Biodesign: living processes for innovative design

    Vivid Ideas at Chatswood Chase - Design @ Day - University of Sydney Design Lab

    Presented by Phillip Gough, Lecturer in Biological Design, University of Sydney

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    Urban Prototyping and Friendly Robots: the Making of Woodie

    Vivid Ideas at Chatswood Chase - Design @ Day - University of Sydney Design Lab

    Presented by Marius Hoggenmueller, PhD candidate at the Design Lab, The University of Sydney

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    Plant based eating for our future planet

    Vivid Ideas at Chatswood Chase - Green Future

    Discover how Australians are embracing veganism in droves, why plant-based eating is the key to saving the planet and how easy it is to ditch animal products and still enjoy your favourite foods.


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    Waste Resurrection

    Vivid Ideas at Chatswood Chase - Green Future

    Discover how eco-alchemist Prof Veena Sahajwalla has revolutionised e-waste recycling creating the world's first micro-factory

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    BandB highway - future proofing biodiversity

    Vivid Ideas at Chatswood Chase - Green Future

    Hotels for bees? How pads for pollinators is protecting biodiversity.

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    Indira Naidoo - The edible city

    Vivid Ideas at Chatswood Chase - Green Future

    Join television and radio broadcaster Indira Naidoo, as she presents a talk about one of the passions in her life - gardening.

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    Protecting Australia's heritage for our future

    Vivid Ideas at Chatswood Chase - Green Future

    Join Karen Smith as she shares her knowledge and experience of the local area and Aboriginal history and culture.

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    Horticultural therapy - nurture yourself through nature

    Vivid Ideas at Chatswood Chase - Green Future

    Join Jon Kingston as he talks about the benefits of creating spaces to engage with nature and taking the time to reconnect with the world around us.

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    The Future is Electric

    Vivid Ideas at Chatswood Chase - Green Future

    Join Michael Day and Evan Darmanin to discover the current status of electric vehicles in NSW and get your questions answered

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    Fake news or responsible witnesses - the future of journalism

    Vivid Ideas at Chatswood Chase - Future You

    Join Natalie Pozdeev, Head Teacher of Media at TAFE NSW as she considers some of challenges we all face in the current news and media landscape.

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    Don't aim to make a million dollars, aim to help a million people

    Vivid Ideas at Chatswood Chase - Future You

    If we were to lead with generosity and follow with care, would everything else follow? 

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    Digital Media

    Vivid Ideas at Chatswood Chase - Future You

    Digital Media - what is it and what can you do with it?


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    Behind the Lights

    Video documentary and Exhibition

    Go behind the scenes to discover the making of Vivid Sydney at Chatswood in this revealing and stimulating video documentary (30 minutes) and exhibition at Chatswood Library. 

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