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We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their enduring connection to the land, their unique cultures and heritage. We pay our respects to the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, who are the traditional custodians of this place we now call Sydney."},{"type":"text","content":"### Gumscape with Road and Creatures"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Freg-mombassa_960x1280.jpeg?alt=media&token=99e58296-6864-40cc-8a18-da201ea944c5"},{"type":"text","content":"> Reg. (2024). Gumscape with Road and Creatures. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Gumscape with Road and Creatures.\n\nAs you step into this space, you're embarking on an iconic Aussie road trip like no other, guided by the visionary Reg Mombassa. Customs House, a familiar sight, transforms before your eyes into a playground of the extraordinary. Retro-futuristic robots, one-eyed koalas, and an array of fantastical beings invite us into their world, a testament to Reg's unparalleled imagination.\n\nIn this journey, the line between the real and the surreal blurs. Reg's art challenges us, urging a playful yet profound reevaluation of the symbols and identities that define us. It's an exploration that asks us to consider our place in a world that's constantly reimagined.\n\nAnd the experience doesn't end here. The celebration of creativity continues with Dog Trumpet's live performance, infusing Customs House with the spirit of innovation and connection. Join us on this adventure of sight and sound, where each turn reveals something unexpected, leaving us to wonder about the myriad worlds within and around us.\n\nRemember, the journey with Reg Mombassa is not just an observation—it's an invitation to see beyond, to question, and to be part of the narrative.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: Reg Mombassa\n> Collaborators: Spinnifex Group"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Freg_mombassa30mar15.jpg?alt=media&token=91da2c71-8f00-436a-ba5f-ebd7cbbdc6a2"},{"type":"text","content":"Reg Mombasa, whose real name is Chris O'Doherty, is an Australian artist and musician best known for his distinctive and quirky artwork. His style often features surreal landscapes, iconic Australian imagery, and whimsical characters. Mombasa is a founding member of the iconic Australian band Mental As Anything, and his art has been featured on album covers, posters, and in galleries around the world. He's recognized for his vibrant and humorous interpretations of Australian culture and society."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://www.regmombassa.com/"}]},{"address":"SEE LV SYDNEY","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FJJH62hEjQktKFhSO9a6g%2Ftts_1.mp3?alt=media&token=1b71405e-d333-4908-9f65-65129aa23f7d","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.86069031505861,"longitude":151.20918981915543},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Embrace"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FJJH62hEjQktKFhSO9a6g%2FEmbrace_VIVID24_LIGHTS_Website_Joshua-McAuliffe_Render_1900x900.jpg?alt=media&token=71a6bc79-3227-493f-9089-111279482922"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Embrace. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"Step into \"Embrace,\" a circle where human touch awakens a cascade of light. Inspired by children’s paper chains, this installation responds vividly to your presence. Connect with the silhouettes, and watch as your actions ripple light around you, symbolizing the unity and joy of human connections.\n\nComplete the circle with others, and a striking pattern of light emerges, celebrating the beauty of fleeting moments and the strength of community. Representing Australia, \"Embrace\" is a testament to the power of togetherness in a simple, touching reminder of our interconnected lives.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: Beamhacker\n> Collaborators: Steve Berrick"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FEmbrace_VIVID24_LIGHTS_Headshot_TalentName_Joshua-McAuliffe_600x600_0.jpeg?alt=media&token=1a13a196-701f-4dc9-aa1d-60b0f4108f73"},{"type":"text","content":"Beamhacker, also known as Joshua McAuliffe, is a Perth-based installation artist, event producer, and lighting designer renowned for his innovative creations. With a diverse skill set spanning across various artistic disciplines, he has collaborated with numerous musicians and artists, orchestrating captivating performances that push creative boundaries. Notable collaborators include Pond, Spacey Jane, and Crooked Colours. McAuliffe's immersive installations have graced prestigious events and venues such as Vivid Sydney, White Night Festival, Carriageworks Sydney, Perth Festival, and the West Australian Museum, captivating audiences with their dynamic and evocative presence."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://www.instagram.com/beamhacker/?hl=en"}]},{"address":"Tallawoladah Lawn","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FJJH62hEjQktKFhSO9a6g%2Ftts_2.mp3?alt=media&token=e7357c70-2e09-4d37-9a28-62299fa8704f","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.85986175830973,"longitude":151.20939366704056},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Sea, Sand and Stars"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Fguan-wei_1900x900_0.jpeg?alt=media&token=818dc717-52ca-4cd0-97fa-b12f4c474342"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Sea, Sand and Stars. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"Immerse yourself in \"Sea, Sand and Stars\" at the MCA. For the first time, Guan Wei’s captivating artwork comes alive at night through a mesmerizing light projection, thanks to the Spinifex Group's innovative vision.\n\nExperience a journey from the vastness of space to the depths of the ocean, ending on the lively shores of Bondi Beach. This projection masterfully illustrates the connection between the cosmic and the quaint, the mystical and the mundane.\n\nAs you watch, stars will descend, oceans will undulate, and mythical beings will glide across the MCA, merging the daily with the divine in a vibrant exploration of humanity.\n\nRepresenting Australia, this installation invites you to ponder our place in the universe through a spectacle of light and imagination.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: Guan Wei\n> Collaborators: Spinnifex Group"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FGuan-Wei.jpeg?alt=media&token=948ba0ea-9b8d-4916-a031-f7b3ce14cd60"},{"type":"text","content":"Guan Wei is a Chinese-Australian artist celebrated for his captivating paintings, sculptures, and installations that explore cultural identity, migration, and globalization. His work often blends traditional Chinese motifs with contemporary themes, creating visually striking compositions that reflect his experiences as an immigrant and his observations of the world around him. Guan Wei's art frequently incorporates elements of mythology, history, and political commentary, inviting viewers to contemplate the complexities of cultural exchange and the interconnectedness of the global community. His thought-provoking pieces have been exhibited internationally, earning him recognition as a leading figure in the contemporary art scene."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://www.mca.com.au/collection/artists/guan-wei/"}]},{"address":"The Rocks Ghost Tours","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FJJH62hEjQktKFhSO9a6g%2Ftts_3.mp3?alt=media&token=cc3a1320-fd84-43dd-8e16-399d95bd4906","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.858911916637275,"longitude":151.2093039190701},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Mutual States"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Fmutual-states_1280x690.png?alt=media&token=d3e5aeab-d0b9-4231-bce4-a65ad19a870d"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Mutual States. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"\"Mutual States\" delves into the profound canvas that is the human face, a mirror to our emotions and identities. This installation combines live footage, digital artistry, and AI to transform portraits from a broad spectrum of individuals, blending reality with digital innovation to magnify our shared humanity.\n\nWitness as faces morph and merge, highlighting our collective emotions and uniqueness. This journey invites you to look deeper, beyond the surface, to the universal patterns of human experience revealed by AI.\n\nRepresenting the United States, \"Mutual States\" offers a mesmerizing insight into our similarities, reminding us that beneath our diverse exteriors, we share a common essence.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: Cody Samson"},{"type":"text","content":"Collaborators: Jacob Sutton (United States) / Paul Araki Elliott (United States) / Tace Stevens (Australia) / Thank You, Inc. (United States) / Dylan Gephart (United States)"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2Fpersonal_photo-770.jpg?alt=media&token=3389106e-c5ab-471c-a753-54da0f43adac"},{"type":"text","content":"Cody Samson (Shmody) is an audio-visual artist and designer based in San Francisco. With a focus in striking animation and sound design for events and installations, Shmody aims to push the artistic boundaries of immersive and experiential design.\n\nShmody has exhibited at festivals, events and galleries across the US and internationally. In addition to artistic pursuits, they maintain a diverse commercial portfolio, with clients including Beyonce, Virgil Abloh, Usher, NBC, Meta, Expedia, Epson, and many more.\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://shmody.xyz/about"}]},{"address":"6B Circular Quay W","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FJJH62hEjQktKFhSO9a6g%2Ftts_4.mp3?alt=media&token=5a245c16-91d2-4e7a-956c-12533e36286c","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.85731269045276,"longitude":151.2096661801401},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Synthetic Hum(AI)nity"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FJJH62hEjQktKFhSO9a6g%2FPrimary_Render_link__synthetichumanity.jpg?alt=media&token=44ef0175-99c4-4d69-a250-438de62f766e"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Synthetic Hum(AI)nity. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"At the heart of our journey, we find ourselves at a pivotal junction before the ASN Clocktower. Here, \"Synthetic Hum(AI)nity\" confronts us with a visually stunning triptych, where the essence of humanity is intertwined with the pulse of technology, through the lens of AI.\n\nThis installation not only captivates the eyes but also stirs the mind, delving into the intricate dance between humans and the ever-advancing AI. It's a reflection on our present and future, a mix of awe, humor, and a profound understanding of AI's role in redefining what it means to be human.\n\nRepresenting Australia, \"Synthetic Hum(AI)nity\" invites you to pause and ponder the seamless blend of our lives with technology, urging a contemplation of our shared destiny with artificial beings.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: Vandal"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FJJH62hEjQktKFhSO9a6g%2F347256941_1292131974723521_2927660511479918899_n.jpg?alt=media&token=83151060-252f-4e0c-a459-aef6df536bb6"},{"type":"text","content":"Vandal is a pseudonymous street artist and muralist known for his bold and colorful graffiti artworks. Operating primarily in urban environments, Vandal's work often features vibrant characters, intricate patterns, and dynamic compositions. He is recognized for his unique style, which blends elements of traditional graffiti with contemporary street art techniques. Vandal's murals can be found adorning walls and buildings in cities around the world, contributing to the vibrant street art culture and sparking conversations about public space, creativity, and self-expression. While his true identity remains anonymous, Vandal's art continues to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impression on the urban landscape."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://www.artistvandal.com/"}]},{"address":"7 Hickson Rd","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FJJH62hEjQktKFhSO9a6g%2Ftts_5.mp3?alt=media&token=92f708d4-3a58-4e88-91a8-f5334df62343","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.855563881889054,"longitude":151.210454202345},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Connection"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FJJH62hEjQktKFhSO9a6g%2FConnection_VIVID24_LIGHTS_AngusMuir_Website_1900x900.jpg?alt=media&token=caccc2f3-458c-4445-9d1b-6da09f9502bf"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Connection. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"Dive into the heart of connectivity with Angus Muir's \"Connection,\" an immersive forest of LED ropes that invites you to touch, play, and reflect on our shared humanity. This circular enclave of light represents the invisible bonds linking us all.\n\nAs you wander through, let your fingers glide over the glowing strands. Find one of the eight interactive posts, and with a single press, watch as vibrant patterns of light and sound ripple through this luminous maze.\n\nEach post unlocks a different spectacle of colour and melody, encouraging you to experiment and discover the myriad ways we can connect. \"Connection\" offers a moment to celebrate the rich tapestry of human experience, bound by unseen threads of shared emotions and stories.\n\nRepresented by New Zealand, this installation is a playful, tactile reminder of the beauty in our diversity and the universal connections that unite us.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"> The Artist: Angus Muir"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2F4QVH7IEI4BPNYFQTV74JKWYG4M.jpg?alt=media&token=417c7302-5065-4e4d-9028-3abb024a345b"},{"type":"text","content":"Angus Muir is a New Zealand-based artist renowned for his large-scale light installations and public art projects. His work often explores the interplay between light, space, and architecture, creating immersive environments that engage viewers and transform ordinary spaces into captivating experiences. Muir's installations range from dynamic light displays and interactive sculptures to permanent architectural features, with each piece meticulously designed to enhance its surroundings and evoke a sense of wonder and discovery. He is known for his innovative use of technology and materials, pushing the boundaries of traditional art forms and blurring the line between art and design. Muir's work can be found in public spaces, galleries, and festivals worldwide, leaving a lasting impression on those who encounter it."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://www.angusmuirdesign.co.nz/"}]},{"address":"Dawes Point Reserve","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FJJH62hEjQktKFhSO9a6g%2Ftts_6.mp3?alt=media&token=93829dab-6214-41e8-807d-0c23155d7f66","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.85502015475375,"longitude":151.21038270428767},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"### Faces of Change"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FJJH62hEjQktKFhSO9a6g%2Ffaces-of-changes_1900x900.jpg?alt=media&token=1ccaa5d6-8bc0-4151-9f76-bd55473e174e"},{"type":"text","content":"> (2024). Faces of Change. Vivid Sydney Lights Map. photograph. Retrieved April 9, 2024"},{"type":"text","content":"At the iconic Harbour Bridge Pylons, prepare for a transformation as \"Faces of Change\" unfolds. This vibrant projection by Spinifex Group, brought to life through the imaginative art of Tori-Jay, delves into humanity's intrinsic bond with nature, echoing the poignant narrative of the Torres Strait 8 (TS8).\n\nWitness the pylons come alive with Tori-Jay’s vivid characters, each embodying the struggle and resilience of the TS8, a group at the forefront of climate activism, facing the harsh reality of climate displacement. The artwork vibrantly portrays each warrior and their totems – from the Great Blue Heron to the Dugong, Sea Birds, and Crocodile – amidst the encroaching threat of rising seas.\n\n\"Faces of Change\" serves as a powerful visual dialogue on our environmental responsibilities and the pressing need to act. Set against a symbol of connection, the Harbour Bridge, it's an evocative call to safeguard the delicate balance between our lives and the natural world.\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"The Artist: Tori-Jay Mordey\n\nCollaborators: Spinifex Group\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"### About the Artist:"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2F9ZoER6OpuY0qiNRdSZtD%2FBSAF-2020-Tori-Jay-Mordey-11-scaled.jpg?alt=media&token=cce1cf4c-21ad-4015-bb52-2eb0d6850d97"},{"type":"text","content":"Tori-Jay Mordey is a contemporary Australian artist known for her vibrant and expressive paintings that explore themes of identity, emotion, and the human experience. Her artwork often features bold colors, fluid brushwork, and intricate details, reflecting her passion for storytelling and self-expression. Mordey draws inspiration from her surroundings, personal experiences, and cultural influences, weaving together elements of realism and abstraction to create visually captivating compositions. Through her art, she invites viewers to contemplate the complexities of the human psyche and the interconnectedness of the world around us. Mordey's work has been exhibited in galleries and art events, earning her recognition as a rising talent in the Australian art scene."},{"type":"link","title":"Find Out More","content":"https://www.instagram.com/tori_jyeay/"}]}]
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