Vivid Sydney

6 – 28 August 2021


Art and ocean science collide for Vivid Sydney 

Spark your sense of wonder and come out to play as Sydney transforms into a playground of the unexpected!

Join us as the museum comes to life through art, ocean science, exploration and discovery for Vivid Sydney

With three different events, we have something for everyone to enjoy! Whether it be a stunning animation that brings the mysteries of the sea to life, lively panel discussions of individuals and organisations working to ensure our ocean remains healthy for generations to come, or performances by Pacifica artists, you'll be sure to discover something new.

Browse our events listed below and get ready to be inspired by the creativity of artists, musicians and thinkers at the museum. 

Streetview Seascape at the Australian National Maritime Museum for VIVID Sydney 2021

Rooftop projection: Streetview Seascape

Join us on an underwater journey as we bring the mysteries of the sea to life in this stunning animation. By using seafloor data collected by CSIRO, travel along the ocean floor of the east coast of Australia that showcases shallow coastal regions and deep ocean depths. 
Under the Sea at the Australian National Maritime Museum for VIVID Sydney 2021

UnderSea | Saturday, 14 August

Join us for a family fun-filled day of ocean science and discovery! You'll hear remarkable stories of individuals and organisations working to ensure our oceans remain healthy for generations to come.

Dip into creative works, research and experiments that explore every level of the sea. Get hands-on with activities alongside information booths, panel discussions, tours, trails, workshops and more!

Pacific Voyagers at the Australian National Maritime Museum

Pacific Voyagers | Saturday, 28 August

Take a journey with contemporary Pacifica artists and practitioners through a day-long program of conversations, performances, crafts and more!

Presented in association with Blacktown Arts and Settlement Services International

Vivid Sydney. Image courtesy Destination NSW

Dinner Cruise by Ripples at the Maritime Museum | Wednesday, 11 August 

Cruise through Vivid with a progressive dinner that includes canapés and drinks aboard the deck of the naval destroyer HMAS Vampire, a 45-minute cruise through Sydney Harbour to watch the spectacular light show, and a two-course meal and matching wines at the waterfront restaurant Ripples Chowder Bay. 



Harbour Garden


Wildlife Photographer of the Year


Sail on Duyfken