debuting not one but two installations last year, WW+P will be exhibiting its
latest work ‘River of Light’ at Vivid Sydney 2019, a 23-day festival of light,
music and ideas running from May 24 to June 15 in the city’s spectacular waterside
River of Light was conceived by founding partner Chris Williamson and realised by our Surry Hills studio team. It comprises two pools of ‘water’, formed from clear Perspex, and a 55 metre long cascade up-lit Perspex rods running between them. Pulsing LED lights flow in a wave of fluorescent greens, aquas and blues from top to bottom. Once the lower pool lights up, the process starts again from the top with the water appearing to run down the hillside toward the waters of Sydney Harbour.
You can find the River of Light in the grounds of Royal Botanic Garden between the CBD edge and the harbour’s edge, with views of the skyline and city lights as a stunning backdrop. The installation is positioned prominently between two major walking paths in order to be seen at its best. By day, the clear Perspex material shimmers as it reflects the light and colours of surrounding grass, trees, and sky. After sunset, LED lights shimmer through the vertical Perspex rods bringing the palette of vibrant colours to life.
Vivid Light is a magical celebration of light design excellence and the world’s largest outdoor art gallery comprising 72 installations this year.
Chris Williamson said: “We are delighted to be taking part in this magical celebration of light design and to be able continue to contribute to the cultural as well as the commercial life of Sydney.”