Earlier this month I managed to sneak in a visit to Lighting Up Walsh Bay a part of the 2012 Vivid Sydney festival.
While I have visited the area to dine, and see theatre and dance events, usually it's an in-and-out affair.
So it was nice to take a stroll along the precinct, which this month was host to twelve light-based art pieces.
My favourite piece was called Fractured Heart which used a Gotye song, and some interactive lighting technology to create a visually beautiful piece that functioned like a game where your body is the controller.
Here's the lovely Rebecca Varidel from Inside Cuisine having a giggle and a go at controlling Fractured Heart.
Of course my mind is rarely far from restaurants, so I couldn't help read menus and peek in all of the ones along the way...
The two that caught my eye were Ventuno who were having a great night, and Teras Bali which attracted me by aroma alone. Interestingly, the next evening it was given the nod from a Walsh Bay diner I met at the Sydney Film Festival launch. She eats their nasi goreng every second day! Might have to get me some of that...
If you haven't checked out the Walsh Bay lights, they finish tomorrow, so get cracking!
My evening was hosted by Chairman of Walsh Bay Arts and Commerce, Brigid Kennedy, at her venue, Simmer on the Bay. If you're looking for a spot to host an event, it's a great space, and they produce good canapes. I particularly enjoyed the opening stuffed zucchini flowers and the closing espresso filled meringues.
Simmer on the Bay
13 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ph: (02) 9247 2457