12 May 2010
This year’s ‘Creative Sydney’ event will be held over ten days from June 04-13 with a program of wide-ranging entertainment for the public, discussions, presentations and performances, aimed at presenting Sydney as a potential hub of creativity and to celebrate diverse creative talents.
Creative Sydney is part of the wider Vivid Sydney festival, which runs from 27 May - 21 June, the city’s annual festival of light, music and ideas, and the largest festival of its kind in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere.
Last year was Creative Sydney’s inaugural year, and the program attracted around 9,000 people, this year Creative Sydney expects to engage with over 15,000 creators and fans.
The highlight of this year’s event will again be the lighting of the sails, a spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails, which will be co-curated by Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson. Last year over 200,000 flocked to the festival to witness Brian Eno’s effort.
Creative Sydney will bring Circular Quay to life with a mix of discussion, presentation and performance events to delight audiences with cross-disciplinary fun.
The program promises something for everyone, from collaborations to celebrations, allowing peers to spark connections across the spectrum of creative industries including architecture, broadcasting and publishing, design, events, fashion, film, music, performance, technology and visual communications.