Vivid Sydney at Darling Quarter
Vivid Sydney returns to Darling Quarter in 2017 with activities and events to engage audiences of all ages. REVOLUTIONS is an exhibition showcasing 16 large-scale, music-themed artworks created by American artist Shepard Fairey. It will run from Friday, 26 May at OPEN, Darling Quarter’s outdoor exhibition space (24 hours, 7 days a week, admission free). This is an official exhibition of Vivid Sydney 2017, presented by Darling Quarter, aMBUSH Gallery, and T-world. LIGHT PLAYGROUND at the Village Green North is perfect for children and families, featuring three different play spaces in modified shipping containers to encourage experimentation with light. There’s Giant Light Bright (an over-sized backlit pegboard), Light Bubble Forest (clear, illuminated 1.5m high columns filled with flowing liquid bubbles), and Glow in the Dark Illumination (showcasing black light luminescence). LIGHT PLAYGROUND will flicker to life from Thursdays to Sundays for the duration of Vivid Sydney (6pm until 9pm nightly, free of charge). Visitors can also enjoy LUMINOUS AT DARLING QUARTER live from 6pm each night – a permanent public art installation with interactive consoles on the two Village Greens where people can ‘finger-paint’, play games on the spot and take full control over this enormous interactive digital light display (the largest of its kind in the world) to create their own unique light shows. To keep the upbeat Vivid vibe going, live DJs will entertain the crowd at the precinct from Thursdays to Sundays, 6-10pm nightly. Join our event on Facebook here.
FREE KIDS’ URBAN ART WORKSHOPS
At Darling Quarter’s Village Green these school holidays, there’ll be opportunities aplenty for hands-on creativity – powerfully combined with empathy – at the Kids’ Urban Art Workshops, themed ‘Paste for Peace’. The free one-hour workshops explore identity and belonging, while teaching the art of paste-ups to kids aged 5-15 years, and offering them a platform to express their voice. The workshops will complement the Harmony Art Collective exhibition, with the kids’ collaborative artwork donated to charity. Three workshops will be held each day on 19th, 20th and 21st April, with starting times at 11am, 12pm and 1pm. Places are limited and registration is essential: email@example.com Presented by Darling Quarter, and curated and produced by aMBUSH Gallery.
Harmony Art Collective
Open your eyes, your mind, and your heart this March, when the Harmony Art Collective, a venture that took 12 months to create, officially opens in Sydney. This innovative national art project brought together over 300 young people (aged 15 to 24), many newly arrived in Australia, and teamed them with four of Australia’s most outstanding urban artists – Brad Eastman (aka Beastman), Regan Tamanui (aka Haha), Ben Frost, and Caffeine. At a series of eight dynamic workshops across the country they produced a collection of colourful large-scale artworks expressing their unique stories, self-identity and cultural heritage. It was a journey underpinned by positivity, unity and understanding for all involved. The Harmony Art Collective is an initiative created as part of Harmony Day on 21 March. A collaboration between SBS, the Department of Social Services and aMBUSH Gallery, the exhibition will open to the public on Wednesday 15 March and will run daily until 30 April 2017 at Darling Quarter’s outdoor exhibition space, OPEN. Admission free. For more information visit: www.sbs.com.au/learn www.harmony.gov.au and www.ambushgallery.com
Will you be joining the world this year for Earth Hour? Like we do each year, our Luminous lights will be turned off again to celebrate our beautiful planet!