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Vivid Sydney at Chatswood

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A light show with a difference - interactive and fun
Art, light, food and fashion come together to create Lightscape.

Lightscape is an assorted collection of outdoor interactive art installations and all this is FREE.

It is being presented by the Willoughby City Council and supported by Precinct Contributors, Chatswood Interchange, Chatswood Chase Sydney and Westfield Chatswood.

The buildings, streets and even park benches in Chatswood will be transformed into an array of art and light. There will be food and fashion and this will all help to create Lightscape for Vivid Sydney 2018 at Chatswood.

From 25th May to 16th June 2018, Vivid Sydney will be lit up. It is on for 23 nights and opens in the evening from 5.30 pm to 10.30 pm.

This is the world's largest festival of light, music and ideas and it will transform the Chatswood CBD for the fourth year in a row. These riveting projections will be using NASA imagery and interactive light installations. You will be able to walk under the giant screen that hangs 10 metres overhead. Here you can see yourself mirrored above and transported to another time and place.

You can swim in the Barrier Reef, wander among icebergs, walk along a dry river bed or go through a wetland. These fantastic places will rapidly change and will be great fun for all. Stay a while and enjoy dinner or dessert or both, with 13 different dining options and all perfect for the whole family.

At "The District", you will travel to a world of taste under one roof plus it is open to 11 pm daily.

Willoughby City Council Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney said that the community loves this festival and that it " brings remarkable cultural and economic development opportunities for the area". This is unique to Chatswood as the precinct is designed as a continuous walk. This will take you on a sensory journey from the Chatswood Interchange, through Chatswood Mall and past Westfield Chatswood. Then you go on to The Concourse and to Chatswood Chase.

It is a family-friendly precinct with daytime exhibitions of wearable art. The light walk is also totally accessible for prams and wheelchairs, which is an added bonus. Visitors can start their journey at Chatswood Interchange, where a giant interactive screen transports you to amazing global locations using green screen technology.

You can take a trip through the stars and planets, or imagine life on Mars. Or why not be in the middle of a black hole at The Concourse!
As it is using NASA's amazing imagery and 360-degree projection, you will have a unique experience at this event.

In addition, on weekends there will be artists who will create their vision of life in 2050. This will then be projected live on to the Anderson Street facade of The Concourse. Even the park benches will come alive with an amazingly great feature - when you sit on them, they will actually talk to you!

Wearable Art
Chatswood Chase's World of Wearable Art exhibition will host this unusual event. It will feature very unconventional costumes. Combining light, art and technology, these fashion garments are designed by artists and architects from around the world.

Indonesian designer Rinaldy Yunardi's "Cosmos" garment took four months to make! An accessory, millinery and lighting designer, Yunardi's showcase garment brings the universe to the runway.

Yunardi is an internationally renowned designer, with a twenty-year career in designing millinery and fashion accessories. In 2017, Rinaldy Yunardi entered two garments into the WOW design competition and won three awards, including the Supreme WOW Award for his garment "Encapsulate".

There is also a pop-up market designed by the creator of Adelaide Festival's famed Barrio precinct. It is built from scaffolding and recycled materials and is lit by lasers. The Light Market is inspired by the "favelas" of Brazil and Star Wars.

Visitors can enjoy dining, market stalls and wander through the CBD, including The District which is known as a hotspot for Asian dining experiences.

This Light show is definitely an event that will be well worth going to for the whole family.

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Why? For a free lighting event that is not to be missed
When: From 25th May to 16th June, 2018
Where: Chatswood
Cost: FREE
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