On Saturday, March 27th, at 8:30 local time, the lights will go out in millions of homes, businesses, and schools in celebration of Earth Hour 2010. Started in Sydney, Australia in 2007, Earth Hour is now a global event organized by WWF in which people show their support for environmental action by turning off the lights for one hour. This year, 120 countries and territories will take part in this show of solidarity (up from 88 last year).
Artist Spencer Tunick is recognized for photography projects involving mass volunteer nudes in public spaces. On March 1, his latest effort titled “The Base,” which was commissioned by the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras involved over 5,000 locals of all shapes and sizes organized on the steps of the iconic Sydney Opera House. On…
As a celebration of the region’s diverse cuisine offerings, the Sydney International Food Festival is taking place next month. While I love gourmet food as much as the next gourmand, the “wow” factor about this festival is the ads, which feature flags from around the world created using food from that area.
One of Eno’s brilliant lightworks projected onto Utzon’s masterpiece. Photo credit : vividsydney.com
If you find yourself in the Land Down Under in the next month or so, be sure to make a stop in Sydney for the inaugural Vivid Sydney. Developed by Events NSW in partnership with the City Of Sydney, it will be the biggest international music and light festival in the Southern Hemisphere, showcasing the city as a major creative hub in the Asia-Pacific region and celebrating the diversity of Sydney’s creative industries.