Everything you need to know about Vivid Sydney 2022 From the Rocks

SYDNEY, May 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tucked into the western edge of Circular Quay and around the headland to Walsh Bay, this waterfront area offers a quieter slice of Sydney’s lively action. It’s home to some of the most unique works from the entire festival, including an animated projection of our youngest-ever artist and an interactive display that allows visitors to walk on the water.


Name: ephemeral oceanic
Artists: Atelier Sisu: Zara Pasfield (Australia) / Renzo B. Larriviere (Australia / Peru)
Location: Between Pier 1 and Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay
Interactive | Great for families

Walsh Bay is being transformed into a giant hot tub! Step onto a floating boardwalk that weaves between 150 larger-than-life illuminated spheres. Illuminated from within, the iridescent orbs change color throughout the night.

Name: Ninget Universe
Artist: Luca French / Spinifex Group (Australia)
Location: ASN Co Building, Hickson Rd, The Rocks
Great for families | Art & Architecture

Vivid Sydney’s youngest artist ever, 11-year-old Luca French, created this fantastical realm bursting with countless creatures, inventions and planets. Projected onto the ASN Clocktower in The Rocks, it transforms the monumental facade with bold, colorful characters. His imaginary creatures celebrate all walks of life and are a metaphor for diversity and integration.

Name: Manta Rain
Artists: Atelier Sisu (Australia/Peru) / Paul Peña Castro (Colombia)
Location: Overseas Passenger Terminal
The natural world | Great for families | Environmentally aware

This kinetic light-and-sound sculpture is inspired by the instantly recognizable shape of the manta ray and the mystical rainstick. The sculpture moves and mimics the fins and organic movements of sea creatures. The installation reminds us of the irreplaceable creatures that live in the depths of our oceans and of the importance of environmental conservation.

Name: earth gods
Artist: Ramesh Nithiyendran (Australia)
Location: Hickson Road Reserve
Art & Architecture | Soul of the city

Towering over a Sydney Harbor headland, this contemporary sculpture is part idol, part monster, part hero and speaks to Sydney’s multicultural soul and complex history. A mythical creature with multiple limbs, it pulses with a synthesis of dramatic light and sound.

Name: Heaven
Artists: Studio John Fish: Kristian Laemmle-Ruff (Australia) / James Hebblethwaite (South Africa) / Chris Conole (Australia)
Location: Between Pier 4/5 and Pier 6/7 Walsh Bay
The natural world

This highly polished planetary sphere reflects its surroundings and inspires ideas of unity and interconnectedness. Kinetic engines and an abstract soundtrack contribute to Celestial’s dynamic movement. The overall effect is enchanting day and night and an experience for young and old to enjoy.

Name: Light sentries
Artist: Skunk Control: Nick Athanasiou (Australia)
Location: Walsh Bay Waterfront
The natural world

The illuminated petals of these giant kinetic flowers create a canopy of color that spills over the landscape and onto passersby. Weave in between and marvel as the petals mechanically unfold, revealing a vibrant internal ecosystem.


ACO presents Mozart and Britten in a relaxed performance

Take a more relaxed approach to classical music during this special performance by Artistic Director Richard Tognetti AO and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. With flexible seating, adapted sound and light, and quiet spaces to relax in, it’s a new way to experience the wonders of Mozart and Britten.


  • Refuel with modern Italian antipasti, pizza and pasta in Ventuno, right on the edge of the Walsh Bay wharf. There is a special Bambini menu for the kids and plenty of Italian wine and beer for the adults.
  • Enjoy an authentic Japanese meal at Bay Nine Omakase, an exclusive 10-seat restaurant that is part of the new Campbell’s Store development. Or grab a table with a breathtaking view at Harbourfront Seafood Restaurant, just next door.
  • As the name suggests, The Theater Bar at the End of the Wharf is located at the end of Wharf 4/5 in Walsh Bay, next to Sydney Theater Company. There are great views of the Sydney Harbor Bridge, served with shared plates and a mainly Australian wine list.
  • For a front row seat to all the action at Circular Quay, don’t pass by the Park Hyatt Sydney. This luxury hotel offers stunning views of the Sydney Harbor Bridge, the lighting of the sails in the Sydney Opera House, the buildings surrounding the CBD and the brightly lit boats and ferries that traverse Sydney Harbour.
  • Spend the night on one of the wharves at the Pier One Sydney, a hotel housed in a beautifully repurposed Grade II listed building. Choose one of the rooms with a bathtub that overlooks the Sydney Harbor Bridge.

For more information about Vivid Sydney and to book tickets, visit www.vividsydney.com. Get social with @vividsydney #vividsydney.

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About Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney is an annual celebration of creativity, innovation and technology, transforming Sydney for 23 days and nights. Hosting for the 12th time in 2022, Vivid Sydney will combine mesmerizing art displays and 3D light projections with exciting live music performances and in-depth discussions from some of the world’s brightest minds, as well as the Sydney Opera House Lighting of the Sails. Vivid Sydney is owned, operated and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW government’s tourism and major events agency.

Related images

Image 1: Lively Sydney

Image Credit: Destination NSW

Image 2: Earth Gods

Artist: Ramesh Nithiyendran (Photo Credit: Destination NSW)

Image 3: Ephemeral Oceanic

Artists: Atelier Sisu: Zara Pasfield & Renzo B. Larriviere (Photo Credit: Destination NSW)

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