While Sydney has Vivid, Canberra’s annual celebration of colour and lights is the Enlighten Festival.
The outdoor art and cultural event kicked off on Friday with six of the national capital’s iconic buildings: Parliament House, Old Parliament House, National Library, Questacon, National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery illuminated with stunning projections.
Decorations spanning the Parliamentary Triangle this year include giant inflatable rabbits 7 metres high, as well as the “Unuscornu”, resembling a supernatural creature.
The nine-day festival, running until March 12, also hosts live music and performances, stand-up comedy and a look at the science of whisky at Questacon.
There’s also a night noodle market at Reconciliation Place.
Here’s a closer look as Canberra lit up.
Australian Parliament House
Old Parliament House
National Library of Australia
National Gallery of Australia
‘Intrude’ White Rabbits by Amanda Parer
Unuscornu Sculpture by Airena