Due to severe weather warnings & localised flooding, visitors are being urged to postpone their trip to Vivid Sydney tonight.
Although the projections on the Sydney Opera House, Customs House & the lighting of the Sydney Harbour Bridge will go ahead, the majority of the other lighting installations around Circular Quay & Martin Place will not be operating.
Strong winds overnight have damaged several light installations including one of this year’s crowd favourites, the Cathedral Of Light at the Royal Botanic Gardens.
The Bureau Of Meteorology predictions of king tides & damaging winds may cause further impact to some art installations & hoardings, posing a threat to public safety. Lighting installations at First Fleet Park, the Museum Of Contemporary Art, Martin Place, Darling Harbour, Taronga Zoo & the Royal Botanic Gardens precincts will not be activated this evening. Activations at Chatswood are likely to be scaled down.
Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer & Vivid Sydney Executive Producer, Sandra Chipchase, said “We apologise for any inconvenience but the number 1 priority is public safety”
“Vivid Sydney will go ahead in the indoor precincts at Westfield Sydney & The Galeries where the Perspectives installation brings together some of the most prominent video artists to create an immersive galaxy of colour, light & movement.”
“Vivid Sydney still has another 14 nights to run, so we suggest visitors delay their trip until weather conditions improve” Ms Chipchase said.
Visitors are urged to check the Vivid Sydney website for updates over the weekend, should weather conditions continue to affect the festival.
Vivid Music & Vivid Ideas events will proceed as scheduled.
For more updates, visit the event’s website: vividsydney.com.
Media Release: Vivid Sydney