Vivid | Sydney’s Light Festival 2012

I would like to share a few photographs from the Vivid Festival from this year, taken by me. The festival seems to be getting better each year, if you have missed out this year make sure you visit next time around. These pictures are from my first visit and do not cover all the displays and artworks. You might ask what is Vivid Sydney? – Vivid Sydney is when city transformed into a spectacular canvas of light, music and ideas take over the city after dark usually starts around May and runs for two weeks.

As it colours the city with creativity and inspiration, Vivid Sydney highlights include the hugely popular immersive light installations and projections; performances from local and international musicians at Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House and the new Vivid Ideas Exchange at the MCA featuring public talks and debates from leading global creative thinkers.

‘For a night out with a difference, you can’t miss Vivid Sydney as a major celebration of all things creative.’ Vivid Sydney

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

New Museum of Contemporary Arts – We blogged about it here before. If you are visiting Sydney you must check it out.

New Museum of Contemporary Arts

New Museum of Contemporary Arts

Opera House Dance

City Sparkle’s

Neon Light Dance

Renovated Church of Living | Zecc Architecten

Renovated Church of Living by Zecc Architecten


Project: Church of Living | Architects: Zecc Architecten | Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands | Compleated: 2007

Zecc Architecen designed this amazing project for the ‘Church of Living’ which would make anyone’s jaw drop. The entire location, concept and design was masterfully defined for modern living. One could not believe that this in fact is a church and although actually living in a Church might not be suitable to some everyone would agree that the overall creativity and achievement with this property is extraordinary to say the least. My firm is doing a renovation just like this for a client in Sydney, so I thought I do some research to see some other church renovations, which to my surprise it is very common and many beautiful restorations out there!

Evidently, The Church of Living is not a typical home. It was completely renovated from an old Catholic Church into a spatial residence. It’s aim was to create a unique home and that has been greatly achieved.

The renovations bring charm and personality to the Church of Living and just imagine the outstanding colourful light reflections from those stunning stained windows – in all that white space? It certainly is something so magical and peaceful. The comparison between the new and old is perfect in this custom home. The black open stairs make the place look bigger and they certainly fit great in the rest of the open space.

What are your thoughts? Would you live in there? I love to hear from you all.

Via Arch Daily.

Artist Janet Laurence | Inspiration


Artist: Janet Laurence| Location: Australia|

Sydney artist, Janet Laurence, is today best known for her site-specific installations. Often referred to as the “architects’ artist. Laurence is showing photographic works made up of multiple, overlapping panels. Some of the panels are clear, some aluminium, but most are Duraclear, a plastic photographic sheet. In a sort of doubling back on themselves, they both project colour and shadowy details on to the wall behind them, but also reflect their surroundings.

I was first introduced to Janet Laurence work while working on my final masters project (above). The project was University Art Museum at COFA. I researched Light, Shadow, Dark: immersion. Explored different approaches to viewing art that facilitates an intimate immersive experience. Exploration of where light meets dark results in shadowed spaces that form opportunities for contemplation and reflection.

[via Janet Laurence]