Aquatic Wonderland

Start your journey of Chatswood’s Aquatic Wonderland at Chatswood Interchange. Move through the River of Light in Chatswood Mall to The Concourse to see the incredible animation show, the Nautilus and the Sea.  Finish your journey at Chatswood Chase where you can meet Lieutenant Angler.

Artworks

 

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Jellyfish Chandeliers

Step off the train at Chatswood station and emerge in an animated deep water world, at the start of Chatswood’s underwater light walk journey. Vast glowing jellyfish, teeming with tropical fish, float like chandeliers, within the moving water. Each Jellyfish is handcrafted, created with multiple layers of light and brought to life with long fibre optic tentacles.

Complete the Chatswood light walk to see the jellyfish sculptures come to life as a part of The Nautilus and the Sea building projection animation of The Concourse building.

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Flowing River of Light

Run freely through the water rippling on the ground and follow the waves in the trees. An ambient electronic water soundtrack will be heard as rolling waves pour through the frosted custom LED lighting overhead. Living in the river will be light sculptures of underwater characters who then come to life in The Nautilus and the Sea building projection animation at The Concourse.

Flowing River of Light incorporates the tidal flow of the Aquarium projection installation at the mouth of the river (on the Westfield overpass), and opens onto the Vivid Sydney at Chatswood night markets and the building projection installation on The Concourse.


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Norbert the Nautilus

Come to meet and walk around Norbert the Nautilus as he swims in the Flowing River of Light in Chatswood Mall. Norbert is the hero of The Nautilus and the Sea, the animated building projection on The Concourse. He will be featured in the Flowing River of Light as a handcrafted light sculpture surrounded by the glowing seaweed of the world he discovers on the journey in his story on The Concourse.

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Aquarium

Situated at the mouth of the Flowing River of Light is Aquarium, a projection that transforms the underside of the Westfield pedestrian overpass. Floating above the mesmerising multi-layered lighting of the mall, and synchronised to the flowing lights and sounds of the river. Aquarium is an unexpected overhead window view into an underwater world teeming with life, centred around an electric eel living in the tidal movement of the river mouth.

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The Nautilus and the Sea

Chatswood’s underwater light walk journey concludes at the forecourt of The Concourse building, where an environmental fantasy, designed for all ages, will reveal itself across the sails of the building.

The Nautilus and the Sea tells the story of Norbert the nautilus and his brave journey to find a new home. Trapped in a bleak world of discarded human refuse, Norbert lives in a homemade shell created out of lost objects. The surrounding environment is a stark, black and white underwater world fastidiously patrolled by Lieutenant Angler. Our hero breaks free, to embark on a perilous journey to discover a vast ocean, and a reef teeming with life.


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Lieutenant Angler

Come to meet and walk around Lieutenant Angler as he patrols the Chatswood precinct of Vivid Sydney. Lieutenant Angler is a creature from the deep in The Nautilus and the Sea, the animated building projection on The Concourse. He will be featured in Chatswood Chase as a handcrafted light sculpture surrounded by bubbles.