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Earth vs Sky at Bicentennial Park

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by Christina Brandalise (subscribe)
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Published July 9th 2014
Where the Sky meets the Earth
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Moreton Bay Fig tree illuminated

With the Vivid festival over for another year, you don't have to go too far or wait too long for another spectacular light show on Sydney's doorstep. Take an illuminating walk at Bicentennial Park, Glebe.

Bicentennial Park is situated along the water at the end of Glebe Point Road. With views of Anzac Bridge, combined with the waterside location, it is a popular park and walkway for locals to jog, picnic and play. The City of Sydney, as part of their public art collection, has created a unique visual show that is powered completely by renewable energy.

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watch the sunset unfold on the trees

Each sunset, as the light of day fades, you are treated to a 75 minute light show which dramatically transforms the two giant Moreton Bay Fig trees into works of art, before fading into the night.

This artwork, called Earth V Sky, was created by Artist Allan Giddy and is powered by the City's very first wind turbine.

How it works: A camera captures a small section of the sky every 5 seconds and a computer calculates the average colour of that particular "piece" of sky and then works out the reverse colour, projecting it by led lights onto the trees.

And what a fantastic sight it is.
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Why? be entertained at sunset
When: Every day at sunset
Where: Bicentennial Park, end of Glebe Point Rd
Cost: free
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