March 28, 2022 | By Bronwen Largier | Image: To Sydney with Love by Ken Done and Spinifex Group will be projected on the facade of Customs House in Circular Quay | Image: Spinifex Group

Major winter festival Vivid Sydney will activate the centre of Sydney from the Sydney Opera House to Central Station at the south end of the city when the event kicks off in late May.

From an “Endless Love” light projection on Circular Quay station to a light-filled fleet of camping tents in Darling Harbour, a DJ stage on The Goods Line near Central and an immersive installation in the Goods Line Tunnel which has lain in darkness for four decades, the festival will feature 50 installations including 25 contributions from Sydney based artists.

“In 2022, Vivid Sydney dives deep into the essence of Sydney’s soul, exploring what defines the character of great cities,” said the festival’s director Gill Minervini.

“What makes them tick, what makes them unique, what it is that makes us love them and, what makes them powerful catalysts for change?

“This year I’m really excited about shining a light on some of the city’s lesser-known spaces, along with our icons, delivering bold, inclusive and innovative creative experiences.”

The 23-night festival is taking place in 2022 for the first time in three years after the pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 festivals.

The last Vivid Sydney, held in 2019, generated $172 million for the New South Wales economy.