It’s that time of year again that Vivid Sydney lights up the city! Vivid Sydney is an annual festival of light, music and ideas. It turns Sydney into the world’s largest outdoor art-gallery featuring light art sculptures, light installations and grand-scale projections.
Between the 25th May and the 16th June 2018 from 6pm to 11pm each night from the sails of the Sydney Opera House and the arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, through the historic Rocks and the Royal Botanic Gardens the city lights up.
This year Vivid Sydney is celebrating it’s 10th year and is also celebrating 100 years of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie with a 10 minute light projection on Customs House at Circular Quay.
May Gibbs is one of Australia’s best loved classic childrens’ book illustrators and authors. She based her characters and scenery on the plants found in the Australian bush during time spent as a child in Western Australia and on visits to the Blue Mountains near Sydney.
The Gumnut Babies, May’s classic book about Australian bush fairies was first published in 1916 and was followed by her most famous creations of all, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie in 1918.
When she died in 1969, May Gibbs bequeathed the copyright from her designs to The Northcott Society and Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Through her foresight, proceeds from the sale of May Gibbs products have supported thousands of Australian children with disabilities and their families.
For further information, visit maygibbs.org