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The Last Ocean, Vivid Sydney


26 May 2023 - 17 Jun 2023

Stargazer Lawn 27 Hickson Rd, Barangaroo NSW 2000


The Last Ocean is rubbish. No, really: this massive tessellated 'ice sheet' is made of reclaimed ocean plastic. Taking its name from photographer John Weller's organisation that works to protect one of the most unique ecosystems on Earth, Antarctica's Ross Sea, The Last Ocean is a chance to step onto the continent’s icy wonderland without harming it.

After swirling between captivating blue and whites during the day, at nightfall, your movements upon the expansive artwork stir the seas, causing them to splash up and shift the ice’s shape and colour under your feet. Capturing the sublime beauty of Antarctica even as it melts and shifts due to warming waters, The Last Ocean is an ode to what we risk losing if we don't limit our impact on this Earth.

The Last Ocean by Jen Lewin, photo by Matt Emmi.

Vivid Sydney

From 26 May - 17 June, Vivid Sydney will light up Barangaroo. Come down and follow an illuminated trail that will take you through the stunning natural surrounds of Barangaroo Reserve and along the picturesque Wulugul Walk and into a foodie paradise. 

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