Barangaroo is located on the north-western edge of the Sydney central business district and the southern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
It is part of the local government area of the City of Sydney, and was part of the territory of the Cadigal people, the traditional owners of the Sydney city region. The area was used for fishing and hunting by Indigenous Australians prior to colonial settlement.
In 2003, the Government of New South Wales determined that the precinct would be redeveloped from shipping and stevedoring facilities to provide more commercial office space and recreational areas.
Redevelopment commenced in 2012 and is expected to be entirely completed by 2023.
The site is managed by an agency of the Government, called the Barangaroo Delivery Authority.
The redevelopment involves parkland with several new apartment buildings, as well as a hotel, “cultural space” and casino.
Barangaroo South joins the Vivid Sydney line-up for the first time in 2017 with an exciting illuminated trail of light installations
Visitors to Vivid Sydney’s newest CBD precinct will uncover secret worlds and create their own universe as they wander and weave through the streets and laneways of Barangaroo
This drone footage shows how beautiful Barangaroo is by night, particularly with Vivid Sydney lighting the way. The fine weather makes it a great option this weekend. (Video: Vivid Sydney)
Posted by Barangaroo on Friday, 2 June 2017
Light installations will be a feast for the senses (and sensors) as visitors become part of the artwork and ‘feel’ sounds matched to changing light; dive deep into the harbour to explore a magical waterworld; unearth the secrets of Barangaroo when the ‘ground’ opens; and go on a global voyage of discovery immersed in a personal sound bubble.
Follow the illuminated trail of installations through intimate laneways, past waterfront vistas and into a foodies’ paradise.
Vivid Sydney at Barangaroo (South) highlights include:
61 ) You-niverse
Artist ; Digital Shamans
Arrive at Exchange Place for Vivid Sydney at The Streets, and you’ll see the enchanting art piece, You-niverse – An out of this world experience that puts you at the centre of your own “universe”.
Presented by The Digital Shamans, the installation features three immersive content and audio streams, which are designed to make you think about the everyday in a different way.
Pop on the wireless silent disco headphones and go on a voyage of discovery through a kaleidoscope of vibrant visuals and spectacular soundscapes, where you’ll encounter everything from Indigenous Elders and global explorers, to yoga festivals and ‘doof-doof’ music at Australian bush parties.
62 ) A Day in the Light
Artist : Danny Rose
For Vivid Sydney, Paris-based design collective Danny Rose has created A Day in the Light, which runs along Shipwright Walk (between Tower One and Tower Two).
You will become part of the artwork, moving through an immersive, mystical universe where light and sound blend together to create a sensory, synesthetic experience.
Moving through a mystical universe, you’ll become immersed in light and sound melding together to recreate the phases of light over the course of a day.
Sound, blending with light, makes this a synesthetic experience where you’ll feel the sound relating to certain shades of light.
63 ) Trapdoor
Artist: Spinifex Group ( Jason French, Caroline Foley )
Did the earth move for you ?
Be treated to the amazing optical illusions of “Trapdoor”, created by Sydney content maestros Spinifix Group, under the leadership of Vivid veteran Cyril de Baecque.
Step into this incredible optical illusion if you dare and see a spectacular, mysterious, cavernous underworld open before your eyes – and under your feet.
Participants will hang onto their socks as the ground opens up to reveal a mysterious subterranean world, with floor murals and light bringing spectacular changing scenes to life.
Fantastical floor murals and sensational scene swaps spring to life to tell the stories of Barangaroo.
64 ) Migration
Barangaroo’s harbourside promenade comes to life under an animated canopy of sea creatures.
Visitors will be bathed in a beautiful spectrum of blue as they stroll along the harbourside walk, with translucent manta rays floating above them to light the way.
Migration is a celebration of the gentle manta ray, and the mysterious stories of the deep it carries across the oceans.
What is it that they carry, that we do not know? What are their stories of the waters? And what is the truth they hold in their spirit; in their gentle flight throughout the seas?
In Hawaii, the traditional name of the manta – hahalua – translates to ‘two breaths’.
The first breath is their ‘water breath’, allowing them to dive to great depths, gathering knowledge and experience over their long lifespan.
The second breath is their ‘air breath’, which they use when they breach. It is the breath with which they pass on their knowledge of the deep to those above the surface who do not yet know.
65 ) What Lies Beneath
Ever wondered what secrets lurk in the waters of Sydney Harbour?
Join a colourful cast of characters from another world with “What Lies Beneath” as they explore the marvels and mysteries of one the world’s most beautiful bodies of water in this roving piece that will delight the young, and young at heart.
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