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Sydney's best winter festival is back with three new locations added for 2016 The Botanic Gardens, Taronga Zoo and The Galeries shopping precinct. Running an extra 5 days and nights this year, Vivid sees a fresh kaleidoscope of light installations and projections.

Vivid Sydney Sentiment Cocoon

The Botanic Gardens

Celebrating its 200th anniversary, the Gardens will be transformed and must sees from 6pm onwards each night of the festival are the

Cathedral of Light archway reigning over the lawn as a 70 metre long tunnel that leads to the Opera House with its 'Songlines' animated projections of works from indigenous artists
Canopy of shimmering trees and glowing bushes along with 3D-mapped projections on the giant figs

Vivid Sydney 2016 Botanic Gardens

Sentiment Cocoon, a touching interactive installation that aims to express human emotion through light (first image)
Rainbow dancers simulation of coral expressed as totem symbols that change colour as you weave around and through them

Taronga Zoo

Enjoying its 100th year, the Zoo is adding to its attractions with a safari of illuminated displays as follows

A trail that sees you in awe of 10 giant Legacy Species lantern sculptures, from Corroboree frogs to a platypus and a Sumatran tiger, with sound effects and moving parts

Vivid Sydney Taronga Zoo

A supporting cast of smaller creatures, including a funnel web spider and an echidna
Projected images on the historic facade of the main entrance

This unique display created by Ample Projects comes with unique night entry to the zoo from 5.30pm and a reduced cost for adults at $17.95 each and children (over 4yrs) at $11.95 each.

The Galeries

Vivid Sydney The Galeries

This hip food and shopping centre in George Street will be Vivid's first indoor venue and will feature a galaxy of light, colour and movement in

Perspectives, a dazzling installation of a massive LED screen separated into 18 fragments featuring the works of well known video artists
Custom remixes of some the best video art across the globe

It all adds to over 60 light installations across all Vivid locations and it's going to be amazing.

Get the light fever!

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Where: The Botanic Gardens, Taronga Zoo & The Galeries
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