Lights on for Vivid Sydney
It’s lights on for Vivid Sydney 2022, with global talent including Gretchen Carlson, Troye Sivan and Aaron Sorkin joining a standout lineup. Here, Semi Permanent shares just some of our highlights from the blockbuster program.
Global style icon, singer-songwriter, actor, and arts lover Troye Sivan reveals his take on beauty, creativity, fluidity, and queer politics in a live intimate conversation. Discover what drives and inspires Troye when he sits down in conversation with Ghanaian-Australian Lillian Ahenkan (aka Flex Mami), another multidisciplinary millennial making waves in the Australian entertainment industry.
Legendary British space-rock act Spiritualized is back in orbit, spreading the swirling, hypnotic psych-pop syrup of latest opus Everything Was Beautiful. Spaceman J Pierce pilots this heady flight into inner space, powered by his nine-piece band who augment heavenly rock’n’roll psychedelia with gospel harmonies. This epic performance marks Spiritualized’s triumphant return to Vivid Sydney and first Sydney show in a decade.
Exploding out of New York in the early 2010s, Cakes has solidified his spot as a gamechanger and leading figure amongst a new wave of queer hip hop artists. Catch him at Oxford Art Factory.
British musical raconteur Baxter Dury brings his indie croon-come-disco swagger to Vivid Sydney in his first Australian tour after a career spanning two decades.
Australia’s beloved musical treasure Marcia Hines AM bares her soul in this unmissable world premiere gospel experience. Rejoice as Marcia's incomparable voice fills St Stephen’s Uniting Church alongside a 12-member choir and live band in an intimate and exalting live concert.
Join designer and maker Alison Page along with architects Kevin O'Brien, Jefa Greenaway and Craig Kerslake for an insightful and important conversation about Designing with Country. Discover how First Nations thinking provides relevant and inspiring ways to shape the built environment and a future Australia.
See Frank Gehry’s design for the UTS School of Business in a whole new light. Brave architecture enriches great cities and, here, designer Sinclair Park reveals how “the unique and playful nature of this building makes it an irresistible canvas for a light artist”.
Featuring panelist and Associate Artistic Director at Bangarra Dance Theatre, this session explores themes such as the plight of refugees and mental health, the speakers will lead an interactive session to inspire ideas, challenge thinking patterns and provide learnings from their own experiences.
Juggling multiple jobs to support your creative practice? You’re amongst friends here! Slashies! is your go-to panel-slash-support group for creative professionals pursuing more than one avenue of work. Meet maestros-of-multiple-hats as they discuss their peripatetic careers and discover the innovations that can help you manage the business challenges so you can live your best #slashlife.