Vivid Sydney 2023 runs from 26 May to 17 June. The main areas of Vivid installations are the Opera House & Circular Quay, Walsh Bay, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, The Goods Line Walk, and Central Station. Let’s review the best of Vivid Sydney 2023 and where to eat. All activities in this video are free. 

Here are wonderful artworks at main locations of Vivid Sydney

Vivid at Opera House & Circular Quay

Don’t forget the spectacular Drone Show at Vivid Sydney this year.

Lighting of the Sails: Life Enlivened (2023) by John Olsen and Curiious | Vivid LIVE Location:Sydney Opera House Address:Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000

Lighting of the Sails at Opera House

The animated artwork Lighting of the Sails Life Enlivened spotlights late Australian artist John Olsen’s enduring interest and fascination with Australian’s nature and landscape. 

Our Connected City, Circular Quay and the Rocks, Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000

Our Connected City lighting At Circular Quay and the Rocks is a collection of 150 beams cut upwards into the night sky, tracing lines of light across the clouds and thousands of individual light sources are reflected in the mirror-like waters of Circular Quay. 

MoodUP by LG, Circular Quay and the Rocks, Circular Quay

The MoodUP by LG at Circular Quay has LED colour panels that can change to suit your mood. You will receive a personalised guided map of Vivid Sydney and a 360 video capturing your mood. 

The Hive, Jessie Street Gardens, 29 Loftus Street, Sydney NSW 2000

The Hive is a tribute to bees, creating a giant hive of glistening honeycombs to showcase their ingenious designs on a large scale.

Inside Out, Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Inside Out is a stunning mix of florals, birdlife and the bold colours and patterns of the post-World War II era.

Losting, Circular Quay and the Rocks, Alfred Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Losting contracts, expands and changes constantly in front of our own eyes. Confusing and mesmerizing in equal measure, losting has no ending and no beginning, a mirage in the middle of Vivid Sydney.

Vivid Light on Sydney Harbour, Circular Quay and the Rocks, Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000

Vivid Sydney goes to sea, with ferries and boats lighting up in unison with the city’s skyscrapers and the Sydney Harbour Bridge as they sail across the harbour. 

Supernova, Circular Quay and the Rocks, First Fleet Park

The supernova’s stardust travels across space to create new life on Earth and beyond. This is the Supernova lights at Frst Fleet Park in Circular Quay. 

Barerarerungar, Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, The Rocks NSW 2000

This impressive, stunning projection transforms the façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia to pay tribute to practices on Country, while also creating a space for communal reflection at the heart of Vivid Sydney.

Vivid Kids, Cadmans Cottage, 110 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

The  Vivid kids artworks are created by kids from 7 to 14 years  old to share the visions of ensuring survival of endangered native species. 

Rules of Three, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Corner of Argyle and George Street, The Rocks NSW 2000

In Rules of Three, trios of haloes float in the air above our heads, moving in synchrony – a reminder of the world’s awe-inspiring rhythms, simplifying the complex patterns into a mesmerising installation.

Dandelion, Hickson Road Reserve, Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000

This 4,000kg steel recreation of the Dandelion’s wispy calyx is a testament to the flower’s strength and beauty. 

Biotechture, ASN Clock Tower, 5 Hickson Road, The Rocks NSW 2000

Biotechture is an otherworldly view into the arteries, bones and all behind the building.

Vivid at Darling Harbour

Charming Darling Harbour always have a fabulous water light show with music. Here are the main show and artworks at Darling Harbour at Vivid Sydney 2023: Elemental, The Mechanics of Spring, Tumbalong Nights music, Swarm, Aperture and Spectrum of Happiness.

Elemental, at Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour

The Mechanics of Spring, Darling Harbour, Tumbalong Boulevard

Music performances at Tumbalong Nights, Tumbalong Park, 11 Harbour St, Sydney NSW 2000

Swarm, Darling Harbour, Darling Harbour Reflections Pools

Aperture, Tumbalong Park, 11 Harbour St, Sydney NSW 2000

Spectrum of Happiness, Darling Quarter, 1-25 Harbour St, Sydney NSW 2000

Aloft, Darling Square, Exchange Building, 1 Little Pier St, Haymarket NSW 2000

Common Ground at Powerhouse Museum, Back of Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007

Vivid at Barangaroo

Vivid Sydney 2023 at Barangaroo is bigger than ever. Vivid House is relocated to Barangaroo instead of Darling Harbour like last year. The Vivid Fire kitchen & bar is also at Barangaroo. Barangaroo is definitely a must stop for your Vivid light walk 2023.

Vivid House with following shows:

  • Ama
  • Australian Oceans
  • Infinity
  • Invincible Corals
  • Come to Wildlife & Wild Places to 

Night Whisper, Barangaroo, Barangaroo Headland

Light Forest, Barangaroo, Barangaroo Headland

Dune, Barangaroo, Barangaroo Headland 

What Lies Beneath, Barangaroo, Nawi Cove

Silent Observers, Stargazer Lawn, 27 Hickson Rd, Barangaroo NSW 2000

The Last Ocean, Stargazer Lawn, 27 Hickson Rd, Barangaroo NSW 2000

​​The TUNNEL, Barangaroo, Wulugal Walk, Barangaroo NSW 2000

Lilies, Watermans Cove, Barangaroo NSW 2000

House of Naturalia, Barangaroo House, 35 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo NSW 2000Bloomlight, King Street Wharf, The Promenade, Lime Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Vivid at Walsh Bay

Monad, Walsh Bay, Piers 1/2

Bump and Sway, Walsh Bay, Between Piers 3/4, Hickson Road, Dawes Point NSW 2000

Ghosts, Walsh Bay, Pier 4/5 Breezeway

SPIROGRAPH, Walsh Bay, Piers 8/9

Other Vivid Sydney 2023 AMAZING FREE things to see