Vivid Sydney shines a light on the natural world
There are wild and exotic times ahead when the lights go on at two of Vivid Sydney’s favourite precincts, Taronga Zoo and The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
Taronga Zoo will shine a bold and bright spotlight on conservation and endangered wildlife with a family-friendly, spectacular display of giant animal light sculptures.
As the Zoo’s permanent residents retire for the evening, Lights for the Wild will introduce visitors to fierce and friendly creatures, and take them on a colourful journey through fragile habitats — from the ocean, to the jungle and the Australian bush.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said, “Come 25 May visitors will be able to walk among the spellbinding display of magnificent creatures and discover the illuminating stories of these endangered species.”
Across the harbour at The Royal Botanic Garden, the surf will be up, the parrots will be partying and the blooming marvellous petals of a giant electric flower will be the frame for your next selfie when the Garden lights up into an exotic nocturnal wonderland.
The next generation of design minds will make their mark too, with TAFE NSW students giving the turreted façade of Government House Sydney a mesmerising makeover.
For more information on Taronga Zoo and The Royal Botanic Garden during Vivid Sydney, visit www.vividsydney.com.