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Welcome to Macquarie Visions, a free public event celebrating in immersive light displays, the 200th anniversary and story of two visionary leaders, Governor Lachlan Macquarie and his wife Elizabeth.
Taking approximately one hour, the walk starts with a dazzling light spectacle at St Mary’s Cathedral and moves onto installations at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, The Mint, Parliament House, The State Library of New South Wales, The Royal Botanic Garden’s Palace Garden Gate and Sydney Conservatorium of Music, with special features including the spectacular Downer Macquarie Arch and the stunning illumination of the Opera House sails fulfilling the amazing Vivid Light experience.
After four weeks of spectacular light displays along Sydney’s iconic Macquarie Street, the Macquarie Visions lights will shine for the last time this Sunday 20 June. The spectacular finale show at St Mary’s Cathedral will commemorate Lachlan Macquarie’s time as Governor, mark his death and pay tribute to his achievements as the colony of the day did. The last show will finish at 11.30pm.
Macquarie Visions is part of Vivid Sydney (27 May-21 June), our annual festival of light, music and ideas featuring the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails.
Enjoy this visionary journey.
Premier Kristina Keneally flicked the switch on The Downer Macquarie Arch to kick off Macquarie Visions.