Vivid at the Australian National Maritime Museum

In the lead up the the big launch for Vivid 2014 the team have been testing lights, projections and audio systems, getting ready for Friday the 23rd May and beyond. The Australian National Maritime Museum will start its three week programme of live music, spectacular roof projections and lights. Here is a sneak peek of whats to come…

Enjoy the organic pallet seating in our underwater wonderland.

Enjoy the organic pallet seating in our underwater wonderland.


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Lights, Projection, Action!

'Aquatic Nights' teaser! Come watch the museum's rooftops transform into an underwater wonderland from 23 May - 9 June 2014

‘Aquatic Nights’ teaser! Come watch the museum’s rooftops transform into an underwater wonderland from 23 May – 9 June 2014

Vivid Sydney will be on our doorstep sooner than we can say ‘We love Whales!’ This year, the museum’s Vivid team have been working to create ‘Aquatic Nights’, a celebration of lights and performances to craft an experience people everywhere will remember. Recently, for a brief moment, you might have seen on our lighthouse light up; it was a taste of what’s to come, as our lovely precinct will be transformed into a wonderland of oceanic colours from 23 May to 9 June 2014. Continue reading

Meet Migaloo, our Wild! Rhino

The museum's painted Rhino, Migaloo. Painted by artist Alejandra Diaz, it celebrates the famous all-white humpback whale, one of only two in the world.

The museum’s painted Rhino, Migaloo. Painted by artist Alejandra Diaz, it celebrates the famous all-white humpback whale, one of only two in the world.

This Sunday 2 February 2014, you might notice something rather unexpected standing on Pyrmont Bridge. Migaloo is one of 125 painted rhino sculptures that will form a sculpture trail across Sydney from February to April to help raise awareness and funds for Taronga’s world leading Black Rhino breeding program. Painted by artist Alejandra Diaz, the museum’s rhino depicts Australia’s famous white humpback whale, one of only two ever sighted.

Named after an Indigenous Australian word meaning ‘white fella’, Migaloo is regularly sighted migrating up Australia’s east coast from Antarctica to the waters of Tropical North Queensland. The inspiration for Migaloo the Wild! Rhino came from two exciting upcoming exhibitions here at the museum – Amazing whales – Evolution and survival (from 20 March 2014) and Beautiful Whale – Photographs by Bryant Austin (from 11 April 2014).

The museum is proud to sponsor this exciting program supporting Taronga’s Black Rhino breeding program and other wildlife conservation projects.

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Jackson Pellow