Vivid Sydney appoints new festival director

Destination NSW has appointed Gill Minervini as Vivid Sydney’s festival director.

Minervini brings over two decades of experience as a creative director and event producer to the festival, including the City of Sydney Events where she directed the City’s major event program including Lunar New Year; Firelight Festivals at Docklands for City of Melbourne; B-Line Public Art Project for Transport for NSW; and the Adelaide Festival.

Other experience includes Dark MOFO’s Winter Feast creative producer for MONA from inception to 2015, and the 2015 Barangaroo Welcome Celebrations.

“Vivid Sydney is one of the most exciting homegrown festivals in the world and I can’t wait to be able to champion the local creative community, as well as the vibrant and diverse group of artists, music makers and brilliant minds that make Sydney the creative hub of the Asia Pacific,” she said.

Vivid Sydney will return from August 6 to 28.