Vivid Sydney at Chatswood runs from 24 May until 15 June and makes for a relaxed and entertaining night for the whole family. Among the streets, laneways and public spaces you’ll find interactive artworks perfect for the whole family. And with the Sydney Metro trains now leaving from several stations in the Hills starting Sunday, Chatswood is only a few stops away!
Start your family-friendly Vivid Chatswood journey with the interactive Cascading Harp located at Chatswood Interchange. This grand curtain of light, colour and music symbolises the union of Eastern culture and Western technology. Children will love playing with the cotton ropes hand-dyed in pastel colours, clusters of bells, beautiful lights and soothing music which chimes in sync with the rope movement.
At Chatswood Mall, families can discover Trumpet Flowers, a giant musical flower garden inspired by vintage gramophones.
Another art installation sure to captivate children is Woodie, the free-moving robot, located at Mills Lane. Woodie draws on the ground with luminescent chalk and his designs are lit by ultraviolet light – children will love the playground he creates! Woodie shows how robots can work in our urban environments in peaceful ways.
The majestic elm tree of the Ether Elm is designed to help people tap into their inner child. Sing, laugh, talk or whisper to the trees to activate engaging light sequences generated by different tonal patterns.
The larger-than-life 3D projection artworks displayed on the sails of The Concourse feature mesmerising stories designed to delight young minds. Digital Odyssey by Alice Peacock playfully explores the impact of social media and technology upon human connection. Families can also enjoy the 22m high Bella Vista Ferris Wheel beautifully lit with LEDs located on Spring Street.
Once you’ve enjoyed the artworks, be sure to stop by Westfield Chatswood for some fun activities! Put your putt-putt skills to the test with glow-in-the-dark mini golf or pop in to creative workshops and make some glow-in-the-dark-slime. There is also complimentary glow-in-the-dark hair, nails and temporary tattoos available Thursdays and Saturdays.
The whole site is accessible for prams and strollers.
Find out more at http://www.visitchatswood.com.au/vivid-2019/
Plan your journey via the new Sydney Metro here. Stations in the Hills District include Showground, Castle Hill, Rouse Hill, Bella Vista, Kellyville, Cherrybrook and Norwest and then it’s only a few stops to Chatswood!