Vivid to switch on spectacular light show in Sydney

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It's still a few days until Vivid lights up Sydney, but a few places have flipped the switch early to give a peek at the city's spectacular light show.

At the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Barerarerungar light show illuminated the building's facade with images of river reeds on Monday night.

By first nations artist Maree Clarke in collaboration with building projection firm The Electric Canvas, the display references Clarke's oversized River Reed necklaces.

Barerarerungar means "Country" in the Boonwurrung language, and the show pays tribute to traditional practices on country.

A few steps away at Customs House there's a celebration of Australian interior design with a light projection of hand-drawn fabrics and wallpapers from the collection of the Australian Museum of Design.

Above and around all this is Our Connected City, a ribbon of rainbow lights running across Sydney Harbour Bridge and through The Rocks, Circular Quay and the Opera House.

Vivid Sydney runs from Friday until June 17.