Vivid Sydney 2019: Sneak peek of the Royal Botanic Gardens

Posted: 21 May 2019 11:29 am

Dancing Grass at Vivid 2019. Image: Finder

Dancing lights, blades of grass, a harmony tree and so much more.

There's only a few more sleeps until 24 May when the lights of Vivid Sydney are officially turned on and one of the most highly anticipated precincts is the Royal Botanic Gardens. In previous years, it's been the site of the some of the most Instagrammable installations of the festival and this year, it won't disappoint.

In 2019, Vivid at the Royal Botanic Gardens is less about quantity and more about quality with 15 mammoth installations strategically placed between the Queen Elizabeth II gates at the Sydney Opera Forecourt to the main enchanted forest area.

Field of Light at Vivid 2019. Image: Finder

Highlights include the Field of Light, which is comprised of tiny lit globes that dance magically on the grass and Dancing Grass, illuminated spears that tower above as you walk between them.

Torus at Vivid 2019. Image: Finder

Torus is an interactive wave of colour which reacts to the beats of an illuminated drum that's bound to have many fascinated. Harmony is another heavily interactive work. Shaped like a tree, it's made of six spiraling light elements which also react to sound and can be played together to create one harmonious piece.

Then there are more scientific works, such as KA3323. Fitted out in retro neon to suit the Vivid theme, it lets Vivid-goers actively hunt for alien signals far off into the galaxy.

KA3323 at Vivid 2019 Image: Finder

Vivid 2019 lights up from 6pm on 24 May 2019. For more information see our Vivid Sydney guide.

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