Vivid Sydney - Our 'Top Five' Ideas

The Sydney Life

Celebrating innovation, creativity and technology beyond colour and light, Vivid Sydney 2017 champions Ideas. Connecting Vivid audiences and creative-thinkers with leading industry professionals, immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of though-provoking social exhibits, artistic expression and futuristic thinking.

We’re sharing our ‘Top Five’ below.


1. Game-Changer: Shepard Fairey

With over 70 public murals worldwide, Shepard Fairey’s work is instantly recognisable. An iconic American street artist known for the Barack Obama HOPE campaign and this year’s ‘We The People’ initiative, Fairey will lend his voice to sharing his experiences delving into street culture and blurring design and art to create strong social statements. Headlining the Game-Change series, Fairey will mentor audiences with his do-it-yourself attitude and reveal inspirations behind his famed street arts.

Date: 17 June 19:00-20:30

Venue: 483 George Street, Sydney

Price: $25

For more information on this event or to book a ticket, visit here.


2. Stories For Impact - Smartphone Filmmaking Workshop

So – we may be being a little bias here as we absolutely love sharing amazing content throughout our social media platforms and sharing the stories of The InterContinental Life via media. Unlock your inner storyteller with a half-day session designed to teach students how to utilise accessible technology, mainly your smart phone, in order to create effective narrative frameworks and capture interviews and cutaways to enhance your brand. A must-do for any communication professionals out there!

Date: 15 June 09:00-13:00

Venue: 107 Redfern Street, Redfern

Price: $120

For more information on this event or to book a ticket, visit here.


3. Pitch the Future

Ever fancied taking a seat at Shark Tank’s judge's table? Here’s your chance. The Pitch The Future event on 1 June caps off Vibewire’s 90-day program of social, creative and technology innovation. Watch as five of Sydney’s most creative social entrepreneurs battle it out by pitching their projects to audiences, here’s the clincher, in a record 3 minutes. Based on their pitch, audiences then vote for the entrepreneur they wish to support. No pressure right?

Date: 1 June 18:00-21:00

Venue: Vivant, Level 16, 55 Market Street, Sydney

Price: $10

For more information on this event or to book a ticket, visit here.


4. Cause & Effect: Artists for Social Change Exhibition

As part of Vivid Sydney Ideas 2017, Carnival of the Bold and MLC Gallery invite you to immerse yourself in expressions Australia’s most pivitol social issues in ‘Cause & Effect’, a two-week visual exhibition featuring the work of six artists. Depicting visual representations of war & conflict, environmental destruction and racism, the aim of the exhibition is to shine a light on marginalized groups and prompt crows to engage in conversations that hopefully spark powerful social change.

The exhibition kicks off with a launch night unveiling the work, and ends with a forum – join the conversation with an open invite to both.

Date: 24 June – 04 June 10:00-18:00

Venue: 107 Redfern Street, Redfern

Price: Free of Charge

For more information on this event, visit here.


5. sARTorial: Family Friendly Fun Where Digital Art Meets Fashion, Sound & Technology

Sound. Colour. Fashion. And LOTS of movement. Bursting with activities for the whole family to enjoy, dive into an evening of dress-up, face-painting for kids, catwalk and augmented reality mixed with performance, as dLux Media Arts takes you on a journey exploring the relationship between clothing and technology.

Insider Tip? Expect the unexpected.

Date: 10 June 18:00-19:30

Venue: The event Space, The Connection, 30 Shoreline Drive, Rhodes

Price: $23.60

For more information on this event or to purchase a ticket, visit here.




May 8, 2017