Sky Castle

Mosey through inflatable arches at this luminous pop-up installation in Darling Harbour.
Sarah Ward
Published on November 11, 2021
Updated on November 16, 2021


Sydneysiders have spent plenty of time in their own castles over the past two years. Now, with the city out of lockdown, it's time to mosey through a giant inflatable version instead. From Friday, November 13–Sunday, December 26, the city will welcome a luminous installation comprised of a cluster of colourful arches — as created by multidisciplinary studio ENESS.

Called Sky Castle, the towering installation is popping up in Darling Harbour, filling it with colour. The arches are designed to reflect a rainbow — and to bring a spot of brightness to the city after its tough experiences during the pandemic, just like rainbows do after storms.

Yes, that is what everyone could use right about now.

The arches are interactive, too, changing hues as you move through them. As well as vivid tones, Sky Castle also includes a xylophone soundscape, which changes while you're wandering throughout as well.

Head to Tumbalong Park out the front of the ICC between 10am–10pm each day until Boxing Day to experience the free art installation.

Images: Zhu Rui.


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