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Sky Castle

  • Art, Sculpture and installations
Multi coloured inflatable arches light up against a black sky, a family stand in front
Photograph: ENNES Studio

Time Out says

Darling Harbour is hosting a whimsical art installation to herald the end of a dark winter

To celebrate what are hopefully set to be sunnier times ahead (both literally and figuratively), Tumbalong Park at Darling Harbour is hosting an enchanting sound and light installation called Sky Castle. 

From mid-November through to late December, Sky Castle will be taking over Darling Harbour and transforming it with clusters of inflatable rainbow arches. The whimsical work is courtesy of art and technology company Eness, which has quite the history of creating dreamy public works (you might be familiar with the Sonic Light Bubble the group presented at Melbourne's Fed Square during White Night 2017). 

While the rainbow arches are pretty enough to look at alone, when walked through the arches also emit xylophone melodies while simultaneously changing colour. The entire effect hopes to evoke a sense of rainbows – a symbol of hope following the metaphorical storm Sydney and the world has weathered over the past two years.

Sky Castle can be viewed in Darling Harbour daily from November 12 to December 26. 

Nicola Dowse
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Nicola Dowse


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