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The Core Agency Creates Invisible Art Installation at Vivid Sydney for The Fred Hollows Foundation
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Sydney, Australia
Installation runs every night from 26 May - 17 June throughout Vivid Sydney from 6pm to 11pm and entry is free.
Visitors to a special installation at this year's Vivid Sydney festival will be given a new appreciation for sight, at an invisible art installation for The Fred Hollows Foundation, created by The Core Agency.

The independent creative agency developed the immersive experience called 'The Gift of Sight' to raise awareness for The Fred Hollows Foundation and the work it does in restoring sight to people living with avoidable blindness around the world.

Collaborating with Apparition Media, The Core Agency commissioned 19 artists to use special UV inks to produce artworks which cannot be seen with the naked eye. Visitors to the installation, housed in a converted shipping container, go into the darkened space and use a special UV torch to illuminate the pieces, making the invisible artworks appear out of the darkness in glowing colours.

Well known street and installation artists such as Lister, Mulga, Tim Phibs, Buff Diss and Aroha Groves all created their original artwork for free.

Says Christian Finucane, co-founder and creative partner, The Core Agency: "We couldn't be more proud and excited about this work. The opportunity to contribute to Vivid Sydney was a huge creative and production challenge and everyone involved has done an amazing job. The installation delivers a stand-out visitor experience while highlighting the sight-restoring work of The Fred Hollows Foundation."

Says Nick Martin, director of public affairs, The Fred Hollows Foundation: "We are delighted with The Gift of Sight installation and hope thousands of people will pass through the container and experience what it is like to see for the first time. The partnership with The Core Agency and Apparition Media has delivered a fantastic result."

The Gift of Sight installation is located in Darling Harbour, adjacent to Tumbalong Park, on the footpath outside the International Convention Centre, Sydney. The installation will run every night from 26 May - 17 June throughout Vivid Sydney from 6pm to 11pm. Entry is free.

The artists who contributed work include Anthony Calvert, Anthony Lister, Aroha Groves, Bryan Itch, Buff Diss, Buttons, Christian Vine, Dan Cydes, David Lee Perira, Lotte Smith, Martin E Wills, Megan Hales, Michael Birchall, Mulga, Not Not Camscott, Shannon Crees, Skullavera,Tim Phibs and Xander ‘Knoswet’ Zee.

Creative Agency: The Core Agency
Creative Partners & Founders: Christian Finucane & Jon Skinner
Senior Art Director: Simone Parravicini
Senior Copywriter: Dave Glen
Strategy Director: Simon Rich
Account Manager: Carolina Högnabba
Project Manager: Apple Stuart
Collaborator: Apparition Media

Client: The Fred Hollows Foundation
Director of Public Affairs: Nick Martin
Global Lead Communications: Alison Hill
Project Manager: Jane Fernandez
Work from The Core Agency