WorldPride celebrations at Sydney Olympic Park

22 Feb 2023

Sydney Olympic Park is gearing up to celebrate WorldPride after recently installing an inclusive mural as part of Sydney’s 45 Rainbow City initiatives.

Sydney is hosting WorldPride for the first time this year, with the mural titled Magic Pathways stretching across 40 metres near Sydney Olympic Park Train Station. It aims to communicate the diversity, intersectionality, and brilliance of the LGBTIQ+ community.

Magic Pathways Mural

Co-designer and artist Muralisto said the mural invited people to experience new paths, start new conversations and share new stories.

“We consulted with our communities to unpack, discover and bring together symbols that represent the diversity, inclusivity, and magnificence of our queer community, as well as the celebration that is WorldPride,” Zoe Suji said.

“This mural is particularly unique because it is a collaboration of a number of different people, but it is also made up of such beautiful colours and maybe not your typical rainbow, but there are so many rainbows within the artwork. I hope that speaks itself to diversity, iridescence, luminosity, and off course everyone in our community, especially the queer community and their fabulousness.” 

“If you want to feel a sense of joy, love and presence here to celebrate life I recommend everyone come down to see the Magic Pathway.” added fellow artist Xander Zee. 

Sydney Olympic Park will also light up various buildings during the celebration including Accor Stadium and Sydney Olympic Park Train Station.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority CEO, Liz Develin, said she was excited to see the Park join the world’s largest celebration of pride and diversity.

“From our magical new pathway to events being held across the area, Sydney Olympic Park and Greater Sydney will be a hive of activity and colour to revel in the coming weeks,” Dr Develin said.

“It is incredible to be a part of the 45 Rainbow City Initiatives and I am proud to welcome everyone to our truly diverse and global heart at Sydney Olympic Park.”