It’s time to shine

Vivid Sydney at Chatswood – Retro-futuristic world emerges


May 25, 2017 North Shore Times

CHATSWOOD is about to get (steam)punk’d as a retro-futuristic smart city, inspired by Japanese anime, when Vivid revisits the area for 23 days from tomorrow.

Willoughby Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney said the buildings, streets and laneways in Chatswood would be reinvented with steampunk-inspired light shows and interactive installations.

She said Vivid Sydney at Chatswood, which returns for its third year, had helped cement the area’s position as a vital part of the greater Sydney cultural landscape.

“What makes Chatswood unique is that each year the precinct is designed as a continuous walk to take you on a unique sensory journey,” Cr Giles-Gidney said.

“We also have a reputation for being a family-friendly precinct with special daytime installations for our youngest festival-goers and a light walk that is fully accessible for prams and wheelchairs.”

In this funky visionary realm, technology and light fuse with 19th century steampowered machinery, according to Destination NSW CEO and Vivid Sydney executive producer Sandra Chipchase

“Vivid Sydney’s brilliant shine will once again illuminate Chatswood,” she said.

Vivid Sydney at Chatswood runs from 5.30pm-10.30pm from May 26 to June 17. Light Bounce at Chatswood Chase Sydney will operate every day from 9am.

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