Get Rhodes creative at Vivid ideas this year
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 09:17

“Part of Vivid Ideas, Rhodes Creative is a program of workshops, activities and events held along the foreshore at The Connection that engages our entire community with the latest ideas and processes in creative practice,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Tsirekas said.

“Our programs at this state-of-the-art facility have been very successful and being part of Vivid Ideas raises the bar even higher. This year’s program boasts a collection of four cutting-edge workshops where technology and creativity collide.”

explores wearables in a creative, hands-on workshop, covering the basics of sewing with conductive thread, embedding LEDs and sensors, programmable platforms, and safe power sources.

Participants in the workshop will walk away with a circuit bent toy that makes wild new sounds as well as learning hacks and techniques to make their own instruments. 

covers how to work with green screen video, basic editing and how to create Auras (Augmented Reality) using Aurasma.

For those budding photographers, unlock the hidden potential of your digital SLR camera at . Learn how to paint with light, shoot without a lens and explore expanded camera techniques in this experimental half-day program.

The Connection, Rhodes is also home to the family friendly . Also part of Vivid Ideas, this disco celebrates the friendship between robots and humans both young and old. Celebrate the bonds between humans and machine, by meeting some of Sydney’s coolest robots and trying your skills at a range of hands-on activities. To top it all off, you can participate in an epic human robot dance or show your friendship in the human robot friendship booth.  

“We are proud to be part of Vivid Sydney for the second year in a row, and this year promises to be even better than the last. I encourage everyone to head over to The Connection, Rhodes and take part in the inspiring and innovative program that is Rhodes Creative,” said Mayor Tsirekas.

Saturday, 26 May 9:30am – 4:30pm, $145 (includes materials and electronics)

Sunday, 27 May 10:30am-1:30pm, $65

Saturday, 2 June 9:30am – 4:30pm, $125

Sunday, 3 June 10:30am – 1:30pm, $65

Friday, 15 June 6 – 8pm, $10 Vivid Ideas brings together the world’s greatest minds, innovators and creatives for a program of public talks, industry seminars, conferences, workshops and debates exploring creativity as a catalyst for change and celebrating Sydney as a creative industries hub of Asia Pacific. Vivid Ideas is presented as part of Vivid Sydney, which is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency and runs from 25 May to 16 June 2018.

from 25 May to 16 June 2018. For more information