For the next three weeks, Sydney will be hosting the world's largest light festival. Vivid Sydney fills the whole city with immersive light installations and projections. The festival also holds an ideas exchange forum, which features debates and public talks from leading creative thinkers. Held during Australia's winter, the festival transforms various buildings and landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge into an outdoor canvas for the giant illuminous creations.

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A tree is illuminated during the Garden of Light display at The Royal Botanic Gardens Brendon Thorne/ Getty Images

Giant lit-up structures will be on display at Taronga Zoo as part of the light exhibition, representing the species that the zoo is committed to protecting. The Royal Botanic Gardens have created a psychedelic forest called the Garden of Light, projecting glowing patterns over the trees, with lights entwined in their branches that dangle over passers by.

IBTimesUK presents some of the best projections, lights and handmade models that Vivid Sydney will be showing: