Vivid Sydney 2019 – Preview Of Royal Botanic Gardens

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney will come to life for this year’s Vivid Sydney festival with a gigantic glowing bee hotel, a field of mesmerising ‘fireflies’ and two teleportation gateways.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image media=”65654″ media_width_percent=”100″ alignment=”center” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]15 illuminated artworks that reflect light and nature will create a radiant outdoor gallery each night from 24 May until 15 June. Visitors can expect the unexpected when they enter through the Queen Elizabeth II Gates, into a world full of spellbinding, playful and informative installations.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image media=”65655″ media_width_percent=”100″ alignment=”center” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]“The Royal Botanic Garden is one of Sydney’s most beautiful locations during the day and it just becomes very special every night during Vivid Sydney,” said NSW Minister for Tourism Stuart Ayres. “This is a great way to showcase Sydney, and particularly in winter when we embrace the fact that the days are a little bit shorter, the nights are dark and we bring light to the city with these fantastic light installations.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image media=”65660″ media_width_percent=”100″ alignment=”center” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]KA3323, a retro-futuristic satellite dish that relies on sounds from outer space, is sure to delight visitors of all ages and is the brainchild of a father and son team from Western Sydney.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image media=”65653″ media_width_percent=”100″ alignment=”center” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Visitors can weave their way through giant blades of Dancing Grass, cruise along a River of Lightor just marvel at an aerial ballet of 500 tiny light specks in the shimmering Firefly Field. Or be amazed by an attraction with a difference, that’s shining a light on support for local wildlife.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image media=”65659″ media_width_percent=”100″ alignment=”center” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]“Beetopia is a little love project of mine,” said artist George Buchanan. “I designed it so it’s an inclusive piece, so that it could be a fun thing for the visually impaired as well as the fully sighted. And I also wanted to send a really strong environmental message about supporting a habit for our local native insects.”

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image media=”65658″ media_width_percent=”100″ alignment=”center” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Friends and strangers will unite to create beautiful tunes under the Harmony tree, while children are sure to love Jungle Boogie, where they can play with an 18-key interactive musical instrument that activates a psychedelic forest full of animals, birds and colourful lanterns.

Visitors can also come together for an interactive celebration of light, sound and community with Symphony– where they’re invited to join fellow festival goers in striking a chord and trying to make the bowls ‘sing’ in unison.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image media=”65656″ media_width_percent=”100″ alignment=”center” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last but not least, the interactive light-sound installation I Hear You (But Do You Hear Me?)aims to question inequality in the digital era. An array of LED light poles help generate a space between two people and as they use their voices, they start a ‘conversation’ of light and sound, eventually watching a vividly colourful world unfold before their eyes.

 Vivid Sydney is at its interactive best at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney this year, so make sure you don’t miss it in all its spectacular glory.

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