Royal Botanic Garden - Vivid Sydney 2019, Beetopia, 24th May - 15th June, Free, Age: All
Beetopia is a giant glowing bee hotel with oversized, colourful native bees crawling all over it. Inspired by the fast-growing trend of bee hotel making, this installation is designed to be touch sensitive. Run your hands across the textured façade and, when you pat a bee, it will respond with a gentle buzz. The installation uses capacitive sensors on the bees that trigger a vibration similar to that of a mobile phone.
Bee hotels are becoming a popular hobby within the nature-loving community as they encourage beautiful native bees to colonise and breed around our homes. Beetopia increases awareness of the need to help our native insect species to thrive in urban areas and starts a dialogue on how we can improve the health of our natural environment as our cities quickly expand.
Beetopia is specifically designed to be inclusive and accessible for people of all abilities. The artists Pink Cactus also hope that the visually impaired can enjoy this installation just as much as the fully sighted.
For more info check out the official Vivid event here
When: Friday, 24th May - 15th June 2019
6.00pm - 11.00pm
Where: The Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000
Keep children close: Vivid Sydney attracts massive crowds, so keep an eye on your little ones at all times. ID wristbands are also available at Vivid Sydney Information Booths, in case your child gets lost
Transport: We highly recommend public transport getting into the city during the Vivid Festival. Please check out transportation guide here.