Vivid Ideas

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 1:59pm

The Vivid Ideas program will host more than 200 events to get you thinking in 2017. 


Part of the Vivid Sydney festival, Vivid Ideas is a set of conferences and talks focusing on the changing face of creative industries. American artist Shepard Fairey will headline this year's lineup of creative thinkers.


Fairey is renowned for his HOPE poster, the famous image...

Posted 8 Jun 2016 @ 5:58pm

Over the last week or so, you may have noticed that winter has finally arrived.


It’s hard to be a gay in winter – especially if all you think we do is wear spangly hot pants and dance down Oxford Street (note: that’s definitely not all we do). But if you’ve lived in Sydney most of your life, you might be mistaken in thinking the world ends when we hit June: it’s like everyone...

Posted 10 May 2016 @ 12:43pm

It's about time Sydney is unlocked.


As part of the 2016 Vivid Ideas program, the fine minds at FBi Radio have convened to host Sydney Unlocked, a day of positive discussions about where things have gone wrong for Sydney in recent years, and how Sydneysiders can redefine our cultural future.


The title suggests the State Government's controversial lockout laws...

Posted 5 May 2016 @ 1:28pm

What's On: May 2016


Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Want to do a little good for the community? Well as luck would have it, with Starlight Week kicking off on May 1, EB Games and World Square are hoping to raise at least $1,000 for sick kids. To aid that noble goal, The Nerd Cave [above] will be hosting a Super...

Posted 19 Apr 2016 @ 10:48am

Vivid Ideas, the program that will bring over 400 speakers to Australia as part of the 2016 Vivid Sydney festival, has finalised its full list of events.


Joining a calendar that already includes headline events on the Vivid Ideas Game-Changers program, with appearances from filmmaker Spike Jonze, House Of Cards creator Beau Willimon, Orange Is The New Black writer/creator Jenji...

Posted 17 Mar 2016 @ 12:41pm

Vivid Sydney has finally shed light on the 2016 edition of the world's largest festival of light, music and ideas.


Following on from the announcement of its full set of dates earlier this month, the program for the eighth Vivid Sydney has now been made public. The festival is split into...

Posted 21 May 2015 @ 12:47pm

Vivid Ideas has announced a free talk series featuring a number of high-profile artists from the 2015 Vivid LIVE bill and presented by Double J's Myf Warhurst.


The talks will include exclusive interviews with American singer-songwriter Bill Callahan, Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe from TV On The Radio, and singer Isabella Manfredi from The Preatures.



Posted 8 May 2015 @ 3:31pm

Vivid Sydney is known as being a celebration of innovation and original thought. The Seymour Centre has regularly held flagship programs as part of the festival, aligning with these goals. Its latest endeavor, Musify + Gamify, is a perfect example of this, combining music and play in a way that provides a contemporary perspective and experience of both. We chatted to program curator Ollie Bown...

Posted 7 May 2015 @ 11:00am

Talent, ambition, drive: they’re all important factors in your career as a musician, artist, filmmaker, or any kind of worker in the creative sector. But they’re definitely not the only factors at play. Creative people have got to hone their craft, build their skill set and expand their networks. Vivid Ideas is the thinking part of Vivid Sydney: it’s our annual chance to get together to talk...

Posted 29 Apr 2015 @ 11:09am

Six artists will take the lead and challenge your thinking at Vivid Ideas this year as part of Carnival of the Bold.


Their works and performances will be on a mission to evoke social change through pieces that highlight cultural awareness, indigenous rights, sexuality, gender equality, diversity, feminism, youth and marginalised communities. For one afternoon in June, these...


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