As a part of Vivid we ran our very first “For Lease” project thanks to CITYliving real estate – our first shopfront sponsor.

This year, VIVID extended it’s reach down into Walsh Bay for the very time with over 11 lighting, projection, sound-scape, sculptural and performance installations curated by Peter Grieg of Sunny Side Up Studios and with the help of production company The Acorn Collective it has been an amazing first year.

The empty shopfront provided a canvas for a series of digital artworks by members of the Create or Die community which played every night from sundown until midnight for the last few weeks. A late edition to the exhibition was an amazing sculpture by Louis Pratt.

On Saturday 10th June a special live acoustic performance by Steve Saunders, Ben Stiel and Deb Morgan had the shopfront crammed with a captive audience. After the live gig finished up, the team from the Rebel Videobooth opened their doors to the public for a night of mad dance moves, wicked beats and jiving

Sydney Vivid 2012 – Closing Night from Rebel Videobooth on Vimeo.

The project aimed to boost awareness of the precinct and it’s offerings and extend this world class event to Sydney’s Arts Precinct.

Vivid Sydney is the largest light and music festival in the Southern Hemisphere and a major celebration of the creative industries.

Vivid Sydney is a forum for the creative industries to collaborate, foster business connections and showcase new ideas.

In 2011 Vivid Sydney attracted more than 400,000 unique attendees and generated around $10 million in new money for the State, 500,000 are anticipated in 2012.

Now in its fourth year, Vivid has become Sydney’s major festival in winter, transforming the city after dark into a spectacular canvas of light, music and ideas

Vivid Sydney was recently ranked as one of the world’s top ten ideas festivals by the influential Guardian newspaper in the UK.

BREAKING NEWS: Vivid Walsh Bay has been approved for 2013, so keep in touch for announcements in the lead up to next years festival.

Big thanks to all the contributors, special thanks to Russell Moverly and Natalie Abdullah, Belle Howie, Dan Marshall, Terry Chisholm.

You can check out the projection video’s at our You Tube channel here http://www.youtube.com/user/CreateorDieVideo