Saturday, 30 June 2012

Alexandria, silo

A former grain silo has been redeveloped and forms part of an office building in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. It is part of the Alexandria Creative Park, a business precinct on Bourke Road, which has fused heritage architecture from a former industrial estate with contemporary buildings. The site was once home to the James Barnes linseed oil factory.
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Friday, 29 June 2012

Kyeemagh, Cooks River, sunset

A lone fisherman on a pontoon on the Cooks River at sunset, in the southern suburb of Kyeemagh.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Eveleigh, Carriageworks, Rage

This sign was located in the foyer of Carriageworks, the arts venue located in the former Eveleigh Rail Yards. The large scale installation was created for a recent exhibition called Rage: Celebrating 25 YearsIt celebrates the 25 years of the television show "rage" on ABC TV, the longest running music television program still in production. The exhibition documented the history of music video from Australia and around the world that has inspired generations. This artwork is made up of neon lights and old fat back television sets screening old episodes of the show. In this context, "rage" means to party hard.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Campbells Cove, chandelier

Looking across Campbells Cove at The Rocks, the chandelier at the end of Campbells Cove wharf remains there this week, even though the Vivid Sydney Festival ended a couple of weeks ago. Behind it are the Australian Steamship Navigation Company building, the Bushells warehouse and the waterfront warehouses rising up to city office blocks and hotels.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Campbells Cove, Vivid Sydney

This view across Campbells Cove towards the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the Vivid Sydney Fesival was from the Overseas Passenger Terminal. The crowds visiting the light installations and artworks were thinning out towards midnight.

Monday, 25 June 2012

The Rocks, Vivid Sydney


These artworks were located at The Rocks as part of the Vivid Sydney Festival. "Colour Cubed" was created by Mandylights, Richard Neville, Alex Grierson Daniel Mercer and Michael Gearin. The interactive cube could be rotated to produce a kaleidoscope of colours around the Campbells Cove foreshore. "Palette of Urban Green" was created by architecture graduate HY William Chan and stood in Barney and Bligh Reserve. The 125 wooden pallets formed twisted towers with movement activated central light columns, exploring the idea of sustainable urbanisation.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Circular Quay, Vivid Sydney

 This artwork was located along the Circular Quay foreshore during the Vivid Sydney Festival. The heads on these dogs were both a light source and a reflecting prism where visitors could see their own head reflected inside. The Sydney Harbour Bridge provided a spectacular backdrop.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Museum of Contemporary Art, Vivid Sydney




These animated light projections that were part of the Vivid Sydney Festival were displayed on the Museum of Contemporary Art and reflected in Circular Quay.

Friday, 22 June 2012

The Rocks, Argyle Cut, Vivid Sydney

These colourful floral light projections were reflected under the bridge that crosses the Argyle Cut at The Rocks. The changing floral designs were part of the Vivid Sydney Festival.
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Thursday, 21 June 2012

The Rocks, Vivid Sydney, games

These interactive light installations at The Rocks were part of the Vivid Sydney Festival. The first at Playfair Street was like a giant game of "tetris", the tile-matching puzzle video game, that included this police sign design. The second in First Fleet Park was a giant game of "noughts and crosses" otherwise known as "tic-tac-toe".

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Sydney Opera House, Vivid Sydney



 The Sydney Opera House was illuminated for the Vivid Sydney Festival, viewed from the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay. The "Lighting The Sails" artwork was this year provided by URBANSCREEN, a German design collective.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Walsh Bay, Vivid Sydney

These are a couple of the more unusual artworks that were located along wharves and amongst the former warehouse buildings at Walsh Bay, during the Vivid Sydney Festival.

Monday, 18 June 2012

The Rocks, Police Station, Vivid Sydney

The lighting up of this heritage building was one of the simplest installations during the Vivid Sydney Festival but still quite effective. The blue light seemed appropriate for the former Police Station along George Street at The Rocks. It was designed by Government Architect James Barnet and constructed in 1882 in the Victorian Free Classical architectural style.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Circular Quay, Vivid Sydney

This view across Circular Quay to the Sydney Harbour Bridge was during the Vivid Sydney Festival. It was from the Cahill Expressway walkway, looking down at the light installation sitting on a glass awning above a walkway at Circular Quay and other light installations in the distance at The Rocks.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Campbells Cove, Vivid Sydney

The view across Campbells Cove at The Rocks, towards the Sydney skyline during the Vivid Sydney Festival. The colourful artworks and light projections are reflected in the waters of Sydney Harbour.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Walsh Bay, Vivid Sydney, stars

This artwork was hanging above a walkway between Pier 2 and Pier 3 at Walsh Bay during the Vivid Sydney Festival. It was one of the artworks located around the warehouses on the wharves at Dawes Point and Millers Point. “Moravian Stars” by Jacqui Adamse are three dimensional stars that echo the German Christmas decoration. It combines the artist’s two favourite passions – champagne and stars – bringing to life Dom Perignon’s famous quote: “Come quickly, I am drinking the stars!”.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

The Rocks, Vivid Sydney, Come To Your Census

"Come To Your Census" was an interactive light installation that was part of the Vivid Sydney Festival. It was projected on Cadman's Cottage and the former Sailor's Home, two heritage buildings at The Rocks. The Australian Bureau of Statistics undertakes a Census of Population and Housing with the 2011 Census data due for release on 21 June 2012 and in preparation, this display provided visitors with data from the 2006 Census.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Walsh Bay, Vivid Sydney, seeds

 This artwork was located on a boardwalk at Walsh Bay for the Vivid Sydney Festival. This is the first year that the former wharves and warehouses at Dawes Point and Millers Points were involved. “Seed” by Frances Greig represents the beginning of the journey through Walsh Bay, taking inspiration from collectives such as flocks, schools and troupes. It is created from metal spheres that are illuminated and bound together by threads of fibre optic lights that constantly changed colour.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Customs House, Vivid Sydney

These animated light projections on Customs House at Circular Quay were displayed during the Vivid Sydney Festival.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Campbells Cove, Vivid Sydney

These artworks are located beside Campbells Cove at The Rocks, for the Vivid Sydney Festival, which is the fstival of light, music and ideas. "Water Droplet" is comprised of three double skinned shells to form a lantern and LED lights within the cavity illuminate it to produce a blue glow. The interior contains seating and suspended wind chimes, with original music playing called "Liquid Tension". It was created by Destiny Paris, Ying ChingHui, Akil Lau, Charlee Dare and Ramy Sorial. "The Bibigloo" is a plastic art igloo, made up of 250 red, 20-litre, recycled polyethelyne jerry-cans. It was designed by a self-taught artist called BIBI whose installations are playful and ironic, using everyday objects and light.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Campbells Cove, Vivid Sydney, chandelier


This chandelier sits on the end of Campbells Cove wharf at The Rocks, with the Sydney Harbour Bridge as a backdrop. The 9-metre chandelier which has been installed here for the Vivid Sydney Festival had recently suspended been above the stage for "Opera on Sydney Harbour" performances at the Botanic Gardens. The chandelier changes colour every night.
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Saturday, 9 June 2012

Circular Quay, Vivid Sydney

Circular Quay and the Sydney skyline illuminated for the annual Vivid Sydney Festival. This view is from the Overseas Passenger Terminal with the lights of the ferry wharves, railway station and city skyscrapers, reflected in Circular Quay.

Friday, 8 June 2012

The Rocks, Vivid Sydney, warehouse

This heritage building, located on the corner of George Street and Hickson Road at The Rocks, has been lit up with rainbow coloured lights for the Vivid Sydney Festival, which this year runs from 25 May to 11 June. The warehouse building was built in 1923 for the Bushell's Tea Company, which utilised the building for tea sorting, storing and packaging until 1975.
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Thursday, 7 June 2012

The Rocks, Vivid Sydney, Light Breezes

These colourful wind socks are part of the Vivid Sydney Festival, which runs from 25 May until 11 June. They hang above Cambridge Street, off Argyle Street at The Rocks. The interactive lights change colour when people walk under them. "Light Breezes" was created by Tim Carr, Tim Hunt, Jo Black and Carter Leung from Arup and Mark Gilder from Mustard Design. 

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Campbells Cove, Vivid Sydney, chandelier

This is Campbells Cove wharf at The Rocks, looking out across Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Opera House, just as two First Fleet ferries have departed from Circular Quay. The giant 9-metre chandelier which was recently suspended above the stage for "Opera on Sydney Harbour" performances at the Botanic Gardens has found a temporary new home here for the Vivid Sydney Festival, from 25 May until 11 June, which is a festival of light, music and ideas.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Matraville, Eastern Suburbs Crematorium

Monday, 4 June 2012

Walsh Bay, cruise ship

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