SPARC Design is a celebration of lighting design and an educational experience for lighting professionals and other lighting industry stakeholders.
The 18 day Vivid event is a festival of light, music and ideas, with over 56 magnificent installations produced by 140 artists from 15 countries across the globe. The event brings over 3,500 additional public transport services and over 1.4 million people attending.
The lighting part of the festival is one not to be missed, with the most amazing displays you’ll possibly ever see in a lifetime it brings out a serious joy for people viewing the event.
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The people and companies behind the display systems are the masters of lighting and during the SPARC Design exhibition some of Australia’s best designers and LED lighting manufacturers attended.
Sponsors included Gerard Lighting, Zumtobel Group and Osram, leaders in LED lighting technology across the world and was presented by the Lighting Council Australia and IES, The Lighting Society.
The main event saw presentations from Nigel Levings (who has lit more than 470 productions and holds a Helpmann Award, Green Room Award, an Ovation, a Dora Mava Moore, 2 Outer Circle Critics Awards, a Drama Desk and a Tony Award.), Bruce Ramus (who has designed countess international live show events for rock bands including U2, R.E.M., James Brown, Bryan Adams, David Bowie and more.), Emrah Baki Ulas (Sydney based award-winning lighting design, educator and researcher), Jorge Chapa (Executive Director for GBCA Green Star Development and Operations), Mike Day (Lecturer in the Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building at UTS) and Antony Dimase (an architect in private practice with a passion for daylighting in buildings).
Chairman of the SPARC Design Organising Committee, Bryan Douglas said that the event fits perfectly with Vivid Sydney’s theme of light, music and ideas. “Sparc Design is at once a celebration of lighting design and a wealth of information for those involved across all major platforms of lighting design”.
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