The inaugural Vivid School started on Monday 27 May at International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney with more than 1000 students and teachers taking part in the ground-breaking program that looks to inspire the Vivid Sydney artists and collaborators of the future.
From Monday to Thursday, groups of High School students in Years 9–12 heard from artists involved with Vivid Sydney 2019 about the processes involved in light art production and career paths in creative industries, including Destination NSW, CEO and Vivid Sydney Executive Producer, Sandra Chipchase Vivid Light Curator, Lucy Keeler, Vivid Light artists Bonnie Forsyth, Jonathan Nix, Michael Hassett, Zara Pasfield, and Tim Hurricane Bestman.
Vivid School provides students with unprecedented access to the artists, designers, animators, effects experts and technicians behind Sydney’s iconic building projections and light walk installations. These experts will share insights into their creative inspiration and the importance of collaboration.
Vivid School allows students to learn more about the creative processes involved in imagining, designing and delivering light based artworks for this internationally renowned event. This vocational education program is a rare chance for students to discover avenues for further study and future employment.
The seesions are industry level including the units; So You Want a Career in Light & Technology Sculpture, So You Want a Career in Projection Art?, Delicate Pixel Work (Girls Putting the 'A' in STEAM) and So You Want a Career in Projection Art? to name a few.
Vivid Sydney is the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere. It turns 11 eleven in 2019.
The festival transforms the Harbour City into a colourful creative canvas from the 24 May to 15 June, 2019. The Festival features spectacular largescale light installations and projections; contemporary and cutting-edge music performances and collaborations; public talks by renowned thought leaders, industry seminars, conferences and creativity workshops.