Growing calls for Vivid Sydney to light up the Opera House sails with the portrait of Gina Rinehart

GINA’S GLOW UP: With the annual Vivid Sydney Festival beginning on Friday, there are growing calls for the Opera House sails to be illuminated with the portrait of Gina Rinehart.

“We should be recognising the artist who painted it,” says one local art lover. “Even just for one night.”

Economists are supporting the idea.

“Gina is Australia’s richest person, and it’s also appropriate to acknowledge her contributions to Australia’s mining wealth.”

It comes after Rinehart’s controversial request for the portrait to be removed from the National Gallery in Canberra.

Critics, however, are quick to point out the absurdity of the idea.

“What’s next, Twiggy Forrest projected onto the Museum of Contemporary Art?” quipped one local politician.

The team behind Vivid Sydney has yet to make an official comment, but sources close to festival organisers hint that they are “intrigued” by the idea.

“We are always looking for new and innovative ways to engage the public,” said one insider.