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


SYDNEY, May 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nestled at the western end of Circular Quay and hugging the headland of Walsh Bay, this waterfront area offers a quieter slice of the Vivid Sydney action. It houses some of the most unique works of the entire festival, including an animated projection by our youngest artist and an interactive exhibit that allows visitors to walk on 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 | Ideal for families

Walsh Bay turns into a giant bubble bath! Ride on a floating boardwalk that weaves between 150 larger-than-life illuminated spheres. Lit from within, the iridescent orbs change color throughout the night.

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

Vivid Sydney’s youngest artist, 11-year-old Luca French, created this fantastical realm teeming with a myriad of creatures, inventions and planets. Projected onto the ASN Clock Tower at The Rocks, it transforms the heritage-listed facade with bold, colorful characters. His imaginary beings celebrate all walks of life and are a metaphor for diversity and integration.

Name: Manta Rain
Artists: Atelier Sisu: Renzo B. Larriviere (Australia/Peru) / Paul Peña Castro (Colombia)
Location: Overseas Passenger Terminal
The natural world | Ideal for families | Eco-conscious

This kinetic light and sound sculpture is inspired by the instantly recognizable shape of the manta ray and the mystical rain stick. The sculpture moves, mimicking the fins and organic movement of sea creatures. The installation reminds us of the irreplaceable beings that live in the depths of our oceans and the importance of preserving the environment.

Name: Earth deities
Artist: Ramesh Nithiyendran (Australia)
Location: Hickson Road Reserve
Art & Architecture | The 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 histories. A mythical being with multiple limbs, it vibrates with a dramatic synthesis of light and sound.

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

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

Name: Light Sentinels
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 spreads across the landscape and onto passers-by. Weave among them and marvel as the petals mechanically unfurl, revealing a dynamic internal ecosystem.


ACO presents Mozart and Britten in a relaxed interpretation

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


  • Stock up on contemporary Italian antipasti, pizza and pasta at Ventuno, located just off the wharf in Walsh Bay. There is a dedicated Bambini menu for children and plenty of Italian wine and beer for 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 stunning views at the Harbourfront Seafood Restaurant next door.
  • As the name suggests, The Theater Bar at the End of the Wharf is at the end of Wharf 4/5 in Walsh Bay, next to the Sydney Theater Company. There are great views of the Sydney Harbor Bridge served alongside sharing plates and a mostly Australian wine list.
  • For a front row seat to all the action on Circular Quay, don’t pass the Park Hyatt Sydney. This luxury hotel offers magnificent views of the Sydney Harbor Bridge, the illuminated sails of the Sydney Opera House, the buildings around the CBD and the illuminated boats and ferries that ply Sydney Harbour.
  • Spend the night on one of the piers at Pier One Sydney, a hotel housed in a beautifully refurbished heritage building. Choose one of the rooms with a bathtub that directly overlooks the Sydney Harbor Bridge.

For more information about Vivid Sydney and to book tickets, go to www.vividsydney.com. Go social using @vividsydney #vividsydney.

Wayne Mitcham, Amio Limited
M: +64 21 499 550
Email: [email protected]

About Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney is an annual celebration of creativity, innovation and technology that transforms Sydney for 23 days and nights. Held in its 12th year in 2022, Vivid Sydney fuses compelling art exhibitions and 3D light projections with exhilarating live musical performances and in-depth discussions from some of the world’s brightest minds, as well as the lighting of sails from the Sydney Opera House. Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the major events and tourism agency of the Government of New South Wales.

Related images

Image 1: Long live Sydney

Image Credit: Destination NSW

Image 2: Earth deities

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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