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VIVID Sydney: explore the highlights in science, design and music

1 May 2017
Showcasing talent from a range of disciplines

Our staff, students and alumni will take part in VIVID Sydney from 26 May - 17 June 2017. The 23-day festival of light, music and ideas will showcase talent from science, design and music, highlighting the exceptional breadth of our community.

Vivid Sydney Parallax

Parallax, by Benjamin Shand (MArch ’16) in collaboration with Nicolas Locane (MArch ’16; BDesArch ’13)

 

Leading academics will lend their expertise to Vivid Ideas Exchange at the Museum of Contemporary Art, covering topics from fashion to placemaking, storytelling, ageism, marketing pitching, health, innovation, big data and mixed reality.

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music will present an electric festival program of mind-bending sounds, music and multi-sensory performances, to complement their new Bachelor of Music degree.

To make the most of the biggest Vivid Sydney yet, here’s a list of our highlights:

VIVID LIGHT

Friday 26 May – Saturday 17 June
Parallax
Artists: Benjamin Shand (MArch ’16) in collaboration with Nicolas Locane (MArch ’16; BDesArch ’13)
18:00 - 23:00, Overseas Passenger Terminal
Free event

Friday 26 May – Saturday 17 June
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Artists: Isabella Bain (BDesComp ’16), Christopher Simpson, (BDesComp ’16), Steven Bai (BDesComp Hons. ’14)
18:00 - 23:00, The Rocks
Free event

Friday 26 May – Saturday 17 June
The Unnoticed
Collaborators: Steven Bai (BDesComp Hons. ’14), Ivan Chen (BDesComp ’14), Anthony Zeater (BE(Hons) ’15)
18:00 - 23:00, Suez Canal, The Rocks
Free event

VIVID MUSIC

Saturday 27 May
Vivid New Music at the Con: Chloe Kim, Simon Barker, Elysian Fields
19:00, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 1 Conservatorium Road, Sydney
Tickets from $15

Monday 29 May
Vivid New Music at the Con: Michaela Davies and Veronique Serret
18:30, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 1 Conservatorium Road, Sydney
Tickets from $15

Thursday 1 June
Vivid New Music at the Con: SCM Modern Music Ensemble
18:30, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 1 Conservatorium Road, Sydney
Tickets from $15

Thursday 1- Friday 2 June
Vivid Music: Ignite - Symphonic Dance Anthems (featuring an ensemble from the Conservatorium)
18:30 - 20:00, City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney
Tickets from $68

Friday 2 June
Vivid New Music at the Con: SCM Chinese Music Ensemble
18:30, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 1 Conservatorium Road, Sydney
Tickets from $15

Saturday 3 June
Vivid New Music at the Con: An Exponential History of Me and EcoSono
19:00, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 1 Conservatorium Road, Sydney
Tickets from $15

Sunday 4 June
Vivid New Music at the Con: Sydney Con International Jazz Festival
9:00, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 1 Conservatorium Road, Sydney
Tickets from $25

Friday 9 June
Vivid Music: Sound Bubble Sound Party
18:00 – late, City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney
Tickets from $20

Saturday 10 June
Vivid New Music at the Con: Looping the Loop, The Hour (Alon Ilsar) and Arecibo
19:00, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 1 Conservatorium Road, Sydney
Tickets from $15

Sunday 11 June
Vivid New Music at the Con: An Evening with Bic Runga
18:30, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 1 Conservatorium Road, Sydney
Tickets from $44.90

Thursday 15 June
Vivid Music: Phil Slater Quintet
20:00 – 23:15, Venue 505, 280 Cleveland St, Surry Hills
Tickets from $25

Saturday 17 June
Vivid New Music at the Con: Composers' Ensemble, Benjamin Carey and Spiral
20:00, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 1 Conservatorium Road, Sydney
Tickets from $15

VIVID IDEAS

Sunday 4 June
The Story of Light: Surveying the Cosmos
Featuring Associate Professor Tara Murphy, Faculty of Science
14:00 - 15:30, Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo
Tickets from $8

Tuesday 6 June
Art & Algorithms – Coding to Create
Featuring Dr Martin Tomitsch, Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning
This event is managed by The Warren Centre within the Faculty of Engineering & IT
17:30 – 20:30, International Convention Centre, 14 Darling Dr, Sydney
Tickets from $35

Thursday 8 June
Building Better Futures for Health Challenge
Featuring Dr Alan Taylor, chairman of Clarity Pharmaceuticals
14:00 - 16:00, Museum of Contemporary Art, Level 6 Terrace Entrance, 140 George St, The Rocks
Tickets from $15

Sunday 11 June
Urban Tweaks: Prototyping Creative and Liveable Cities
Featuring Associate Professor Martin Tomitsch, Dr Luke Hespanhol and Steven Bai (BDesComp Hons. ’14), Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning
15:00 - 17:00, Museum of Contemporary Art, Level 6 Terrace Entrance, 140 George St, The Rocks
Tickets from $15

Monday 12 June
VizbiPlus: Bridging science with art, design & animation
Featuring Kate Patterson (BVetScience ’03)  
17:00 - 19:00, Museum of Contemporary Art, Level 6 Terrace Entrance, 140 George St, The Rocks
Tickets from $26

Wednesday 14 Jun - Friday 16 June
Visualizing Biological Data (VIZBI 2017)
Featuring Professor David Raubenheimer & Dr Sean Humphrey, Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow, Faculty of Science
9:15 - 21:00, Charles Perkins Centre, Camperdown
Tickets from $180

Thursday 22 June
Curious Science: Can Writers Prevent Disease?
Featuring Professor Steven Simpson, Academic Director, Charles Perkins Centre and Professor, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science
18:00 - 19:30, Customs House, Barnet Long Room, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney
Free event, registration required

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