Taking over from Kylie Minogue, this years Creative Ambassador for the Sydney 2013 NYE is the artist and musician Reg Mombassa.

Reg Mombassa adds his unique perspective to this year’s theme Shine – celebrating everything about Sydney and how the city shines…

“It was a great honour to be named as the Creative Ambassador for 2013 Sydney New Years Eve, where the theme for this year’s celebration is Shine.

I was immediately impressed by the beauty of the harbour and its environs when I sailed through the heads on a sunny morning in 1969 and Sydney has been my home since that time.

The eye struck me as a suitable logo for the Shine theme as the individual soul and personality of the human shines through the eye like some organic laser beam.  It also relates to the harbour setting as the eye is a watery harbour nestled in the superstructure of the face, a blue or brown eye pond surrounded by ridgelines, gullies and promontories of flesh and bone. The eye image is continued through the banners and backdrops for the various parties along with a forest of gum trunks, native animals and depictions of iconic Sydney buildings.”

I will be working with some of Australia’s finest creative talents over the coming months to bring to life and decorate a unique and joyous evening at the close of the year.

I invite everyone to join the celebrations and observe our city shining as never before!”

To make the most of this exciting festival and to count down the year end in style charter a boat for your friends and family or work colleagues . For information on NYE 2013 boat charters