Playground of the Unexpected: Part of Vivid Sydney 2022

About this event

As we emerge from a distorted wonderland of expansion and contraction, we tread softly and dream big, playfully connecting you to us in a discovery of how we can celebrate creativity in the city of Sydney.

The Playground of the Unexpected features community storytelling in film, photography, art design, dance, music and drama through the eyes of emerging young creatives at Bradfield Senior College.


We’ll invite you to stop and play, for just a moment, and give you a glimpse at how our emerging creative talent is approaching our city and this new world by embracing the unexpected. Join us as we uncover Sydney: The Playground of the Unexpected.

12-7pm General admission to the exhibition, music and markets. Join a guided ticketed tour throughout the day leaving at 12.30, 2.30 and 5.30.

4.30-6.30pm: Creative Education Symposium: How can a playground of the unexpected provoke curiosity, energy and optimism? Join our panel including Mo Fox, creative strategist and First Nations artist Uncle Richard Campbell as we explore the importance of play, spontaneity and creativity in education.

The exhibition will include:

  • Creative works including art, music, fashion, film and installation.
  • Live performances: music, dance and drama
  • Event merchandise created by Bradfield students
  • Designer markets (some stalls accept cash, some only EFTPOS)

We envisage it will take about 1-2 hours to see all components of the exhibition. To keep the event COVID safe we require you to book a tour to visit the exhibition.