Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Vivid! The Opera House sails alight.

As part of the Vivid Sydney festival, the sails of the Opera House are used as a canvas for an ever-changing light show. Every night from 6pm to midnight, between May 26 and June 14, the sails are lit with rich, continuously changing configurations of colour. What a "canvas" ! The curator of the exhibition, and artist responsible for these illuminations is Brian Eno. Perhaps he's better known as a musician, he also works as an artist.

Above: Each design lasts for between 5 and 20 minutes.
Below: The sails peeping up from our vantage point in Cumberland St, above Argyle St in The Rocks. Tomorrow we'll see more of that colourful tree at the right.



13 comments:

  1. what a fantastic idea! thank you so much for sharing this.

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  2. This is a fabulous thing to share .... thanks, Sally!

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  3. That's gorgeous! Thanks!!!

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  4. Wow! Love the idea and the photos! Thank you, Sally!

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  5. Wow, what a wonderful concept. The colors and design are just gorgeous. I especially like the bottom photo! It must be fun to watch.

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  6. That is so wild! Must be fun to sit and watch it change.

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  7. Wow! I think I'd have a hard time dragging myself away from watching this! Beautiful!

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  8. Sally, thank you for the pictures - it is terrific to sit half-a-world away and see the changing colours at Sydney!!

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  9. Illuminating post. A dreamscape of colour which is just so welcome in a grey world.

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  10. Absolutely superb ! I hope they go on with this every year, it's just too good to be a once-only thing!

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  11. Really spectacular. Beats any light show I've ever seen.

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  12. Wonderful effect on Opera House. Nice!

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