Vivid Sydney returns to Rhodes

Vivid Sydney is a celebration of creativity, innovation and technology transforming the Sydney CBD in winter into a playground of the unexpected through Light, Music and Ideas. However, this year you don’t need to travel into the city to celebrate Vivid Sydney.

“I am pleased to announce that Vivid Sydney is returning to Rhodes in August,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said.

“Our very own City of Canada Bay Libraries will be hosting a series of unique events at The Connection.”

These events include the popular Human Robot Friendship Ball returning for its fourth year, and Rhodes Creative: three creative tech workshops for all ages.

“This year’s program has been developed specifically for Vivid Sydney. Held at The Connection along the picturesque foreshore overlooking the Parramatta River, these events are designed to provide creatives young and young at heart with new innovative skills in creative technology.”

Early bird tickets are now available for the Rhodes Creative workshops and Human Robot Friendship Ball.

Rhodes Creative: Sculpting with light – Friday, 6 August 6-8pm

Ever wondered how large scale visuals are projected onto the Sydney Opera House? In this family-friendly workshop, you will explore the basics of video projection mapping, and learn how to wrap video around a 3D object.

Rhodes Creative: Creating with AR – Saturday, 14 August 10:30am-3pm

Discover the growing potential of augmented reality and generate your own interactive experience to take home.

Rhodes Creative: Simple Soft Robotics – Friday, 20 August 6-8pm

In this family-friendly workshop you’ll get familiar with their squishier side. Using a series of everyday objects we’ll explore the emerging field of soft robotics that uses flexible materials to make things walk, move, and crawl.

Human Robot Friendship Ball – Friday, 27 August 6:30-8:30pm

This unique event brings together the robot community to celebrate the bond between human and machine with a range of hands-on activities, robot demonstrations, games and dancing.

“Our team at The Connection continues to break new ground in teaching digital technology. I encourage those keen to grow their skills to join our Vivid Sydney events and benefit from our expert facilitators,” Mayor Tsirekas said.

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