Luminous Sydney

If you don’t consider yourself lucky to live in the harbour city, the lighting of the Sydney Opera House sails will surely to change your mind. Part of Vivid Sydney festival, the white sails will take on various colour combination to create a living canvas.

Curated by Brian Eno, the Lighting of the Sails runs for three weeks, from 26 May to 14 June 2009, with the spectacular display kicking off from 6 pm till midnight. Bring your camera, tripod and rug up for the cold weather. Well worth the effort after partaking in the Light Walk event, showcasing projected light and colour over  monuments in the Rocks, around Circular Quay to Sydney Opera House.

More photographs of the 2009 Vivid Sydney event in the Fire Water at the Rocks post.

Photos of the Lighting of the Sails

Vivid Sydney 2009
Vivid Sydney 2009
Vivid Sydney 2009
Vivid Sydney 2009

Photos of the Light Walk

Vivid Sydney 2009

Vivid Sydney 2009

Vivid Sydney 2009

Vivid Sydney 2009


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Luminous Sydney was last modified: December 20th, 2015 by Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.


  1. Awesome! Such stunning colors.

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