1. Brewery building projections
With so much to see and do at Vivid it's hard not to feel like you're only just scratching the surface of what's involved in the festival. So it was a treat to get out to Central Park and see what was going on out there. Utilising the space for the first time this year are mesmerising projections by Indigenous Australian artist Rekko Rennie and fellow artist Beastman, displayed on the face of the CUB Brewery building. Also, the night markets in Central Park add a community vibe to the space.
2. Street art inside
At the top of The Living Mall was the aMBUSH Gallery, playing host to the Streets Ahead exhibition, which featured colourful graphic artworks displayed on large boards. It was easy to imagine the works making their way out into the world as street art, even when confined to the gallery space. Next door to the exhibit was the Newton Hotel's pop-up bar, which offered a great view back down to the projections in Central Park as well as a range of thirst quenching beverages.
3. An Evening With Morrissey
Watching a Morrissey super fan completely losing his mind and voice as he saw his musical hero perform at the Sydney Opera House as apart of Vivid Live was almost as entertaining as watching the former Smiths member himself. With his iconic melancholic voice and guitar led '80s sound, Morrissey put on quite a show. Also, grabbing a quick bite to eat before the show at Opera Kitchen, which looks out onto the water offering a stunning view of the Harbour bridge, was well worth it.