As thousands of people converged on Circular Quay on Friday to witness the lights being switched on, Broadsheet's photographer Steven Woodburn was there to capture the moment.
For the 10th anniversary of Vivid Sydney, Australian artist Jonathan Zawada transformed the Sydney Opera House sails with a series of kinetic digital sculptures.
Four giant roly-poly toys have surfaced in The Rocks titled Wobbelees that when pushed or knocked, bounce back into an upright position.
Over on Macquarie Road a "parrot party" kicked off. It involves a flock of brightly coloured birds hanging from staggered tiers in an open pavilion in the Royal Botanic Garden. You can hear them tweeting and chatting to one another. And Fugu, a kinetic lighting sculpture of a pufferfish, was also illuminated. He expands before your eyes.
Vivid, Sydney's largest festival of light, music and ideas, runs from Friday May 25 to Saturday June 16.
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