Ken Done and Sydney. A love story spanning 80 years. He is the city’s great chronicler, and she has been his most enduring muse.
For VIVID Sydney, Ken captured the joy of his beloved city in a unique animation projected onto the historic facade of Customs House, near the harbour at Circular Quay.
In collaboration with digital storytelling group Spinifex, and accompanied by a soundtrack composed by Ken's old friend and collaborator, James Morrison, it is a story of optimism, colour, and sheer delight. A celebration of Sydney, its icons and natural environment - on the foreshore and the harbour, under the sea, in the sky - as seen through the artist’s imagination ...
If you missed out on a visit to Customs House during VIVID (or just want to see it all again!) click here for a video of the full lightshow. You can also shop limited edition prints of some of the artworks featured in the animation here.
VIVID Sydney, 27 May until 18 June 2022, lights on from 6pm - 11pm every night.