McGrath Foundation Shines at Vivid 2016

The McGrath Foundation and Vivid Sydney are encouraging Australians to participate in an innovative light installation which will create a shining message of support for those touched by breast cancer. This unique projection, called the McGrath Foundation Mosaic, will be unveiled in May this year at the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney.

People are invited to upload their photos and messages of support online that portray the faces and stories of those touched by breast cancer at the McGrath Foundation Mosaic website. From there, all photos will combine to create an inspiring mosaic image of thousands of Australians, including the late Jane McGrath, and a selection will be projected onto the fa’ade of the AMP ‘Sydney Cove’ Building at Circular Quay during Vivid Sydney 2016.

McGrath Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Petra Buchanan, said the Foundation is thrilled to be part of Vivid Sydney for the first time this year.

‘The McGrath Foundation Mosaic reflects the many faces and stories of those touched by breast cancer. With 43 Australian women diagnosed every day, this unique installation allows us to shine a light on the prevalence of the disease and gives Australians the chance to show their support,’ she said.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said the McGrath Foundation initiative was an exciting collaboration for Vivid Sydney.

‘Each year Vivid Sydney presents innovative, thought-provoking lighting installations that provide visitors with an opportunity to interact with art and technology. The McGrath Foundation Mosaic is another example of this ethos and will provide a message of support while shining a light on the valuable work of the McGrath Foundation,’ Mr Ayres said.

Everyone who uploads their photo and message of support will also have the chance to win a trip for four people to Sydney to see the McGrath Foundation Mosaic shine at Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas 2016.

To view photos and messages already featuring on the mosaic, or to post your own photo and message of support, visit

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