Guide to Vivid Ideas

Don’t be distracted by the pretty colours – Vivid gives you the chance to do so much more than just rug up and sip merlot under a Sydney Opera House covered in psychedelic light patterns.

When the city turns into a veritable playground of live music and trippy laser lights this week, incite your mind as well with one of these inspiring orations from Vivid Ideas. Whether it’s living the dream via peddling your wares on the net or learning how to schmooze your way to the top, they’ll at least give you something to think about as you watch fibre optic sea grass dancing around a giant digital game of Tic Tac Toe.

Making a living by making things:

You’ve been inside their stores, now get inside their minds. The savvy designers behind Koskela, top3 by design and &Company present a two-part How To on running your own business — and how to balance it with your “day job”. Discover how to make your game sustainable in the new economy, mingle with the minds behind Etsy while enjoying dazzling harbour views, cocktails and gourmet catering, and get the lowdown on creative spaces where you can make the magic happen.

Working your way to the top:

If working the room is your forte, work it to your advantage with advice on how to build lasting relationships in the arts (it’s not what you know, it’s who you know). Schmoozing skills will come in handy when it comes to finding funding or connecting with other creative thinkers, or leave the chit chat to the minds behind presentation phenomenon Pecha Kucha.

Visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners:

Of course there are still plenty of ideas to stimulate your eyeballs as well as your brain. Following a conversation with bright young British fashion designer Henry Holland (House of Holland) will be an intimate Fashion on Film showcase featuring beautifully curated visuals from top fashion filmmakers. Celebrate 25 years of rage music television with Nick Cave, Blondie, Radiohead and Kylie, or further immerse yourself in the playground of light with the brilliant interactive displays thanks to SPARC

Vivid Ideas
25 May – 11 June 2012
T: 02 8114 2400

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