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A multi-sensory installation combining sustainable architecture, light projection and video animation.
By Joe Rivers
June 23, 2021
By Joe Rivers
June 23, 2021

UPDATE: Wednesday, July 14 2021 — In light of Greater Sydney's current COVID-19 situation, Vivid Sydney has been postponed till Friday, September 17–Saturday, October 9. Further details are yet to be announced, but we'll be sure to keep you updated. For more information, visit the event's website. For more information about the status of COVID-19 in NSW, head to the NSW Health website.


Head to Darling Harbour's Tumbalong Park during Vivid Sydney and you'll come across the multi-sensory spectacle that is Macula. The immersive installation combines sustainable architecture, light projection and video animation, and is set to be a fan favourite.

Named after the part of the eye that enables us to perceive colour in detail — and, boy, does this impressive artwork deliver — is designed by Julian and Rico Reinhold in collaboration with Jaye Irving, Joseph Goddard and Dylan Clay. Macula features bamboo combs, forming a spiralling tunnel, and will be positioned in stark contrast to the steel and glass of Darling Harbour. Architecturally impressive by day and a party of patterns by night, it will make for perfect Insta-worthy shots, so have your camera ready.

Image: Destination NSW


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