The best ideas from students and researchers in light and technology at The University of Sydney will be showcased nightly outside the Seymour Centre from next Monday, June 3 until 10pm on Saturday, June 8 as part of Vivid Sydney.

This is a new collaboration between Vivid and Seymour Centre aimed at bringing the 18-day festival of light, music and ideas to the Inner West. The Seymour Centre’s 70s faø§ade will be lit up in bold new ways by some of the most inventive postgraduate students of Illumination Design at The University of Sydney Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning. Light sculptures and installations will also feature throughout the Centre.

The Seymour foyers will feature interactive tabletops and walls developed by the Computer Human Adapted Interaction (CHAI) Research Group at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies. Tabletops work as giant tablet screens where people can explore combinations of images, documents, videos and interactive maps and can “throw” an object from the table onto the wall to communicate and investigate in a wholly new way.


This event is open to the public free of charge between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm. The Seymour will also host an innovative contemporary music program New Wave: Sound (May 7-8) in parallel with the light shows. For program information visit