Internationally celebrated light artist Sam Whiteside will take over the Public Space with his free immersive lighting installation, contact for the duration of Vivid Sydney ’22. This large-scale, monolithic lightwork draws visitors through a dense haze and an intense column of shifting light.

contact uses algorithmically generated simulations and intense shafts of light that pulse throughout the space, allowing visitors to navigate an ever-shifting distorted reality set to a multi-array drone soundscape composed and produced by Patrick Liney.

Curated by Thomas Supple

Image: contact, Sam Whiteside. Photo by Jacquie Manning.

Thu 2 Jun: 5pm – 11.30pm
Fri 3 Jun: 5pm – 11.30pm
Sat 4 Jun: closed to the public for Soft Centre ticketholders
Sun 5 Jun: 5pm – 9.30pm
Thu 9 Jun: 5pm – 11.30pm
Fri 10 Jun: 5pm – 11.30pm
Sat 11 Jun: 5pm – 11.30pm

All ages welcome (people aged under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

Thu 2 Jun

5pm-11.30pm: contact (free)
DJ Salllvage (free)
8pm-9pm: Yirinda (ticketed)
9:30pm-10:30pm: Alter Boy (ticketed)

Fri 3 Jun

5pm-11.30pm: contact (free)
6pm-11pm: DJ Body Corp (free)

Bay 20
7pm-7:30pm: Jag (ticketed)
8pm-9:30pm: Divide & Dissolve (ticketed)

Bay 17
8pm-9pm: Zheani (ticketed)
9:30pm-10:30pm: Tommy Cash (ticketed)

Sat 4 Jun

3pm-11pm: Soft Centre (ticketed)
(Carriageworks is closed this day for Soft Centre takeover, including contact by Sam Whiteside lighting installation)

Sun 5 Jun

5pm-9.30pm: contact (free)
6pm-9pm: DJ Vibe Positive
6:30pm-8pm: Mystics: Jono Ma, Jonti & Babekühl (ticketed)

Thu 9 Jun

5pm-11.30pm: contact (free)
6pm-11pm: DJ Cousin (free)

Bay 20
7pm-9.30pm: Live Dreams DISTANCE (ticketed)

Bay 17
8pm-8.30pm: Srisha (ticketed)
9pm-10pm: Olympia (ticketed)
10.30pm-11.30pm: Cate Le Bon (ticketed)

Fri 10 Jun

5pm-11.30pm: contact (free)
6pm-11pm: DJ Flower Boy (free)

Bay 20
7pm-9.30pm: Live Dreams JESTER (ticketed)

Bay 17
7:30pm: Doors
8pm: Romero (ticketed)
8.50pm: The Lazy Eyes (ticketed)
10pm: Chai (ticketed)

Sat 11 Jun

5pm-11.30pm: contact (free)
6pm-11pm: DJ Stereogamous (free)

Bay 20
7pm-9.30pm: Live Dreams THRESHOLD (ticketed)

Bay 17
8pm-9pm: Hand Habits (ticketed)
9.30pm-10.30pm: Perfume Genius (ticketed)

The Pullman Sydney Hyde Park and Novotel Sydney Central, our local hotel partners, are pleased to offer a 15 % discount on room rates during Vivid Sydney.

Book your room at the below links, selecting “special rates” and entering the following codes: Business Client with contract: SCP701551 | Access Code: CA496AU915

Book now: Pullman Sydney Hyde Park
Book now: Novotel Sydney Central

This installation contains strobe lighting & haze.

Read our COVID-Safe Plan before your next visit.

Presented by Carriageworks and Vivid Sydney, with Official Carriageworks Partners Altos Tequila and Atomic.

Media Partners: Broadsheet and FBi Radio.
Hospitality Partner: Ace Hotel