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Badu Gili's Frances Belle Parker

Meet the Yaegl woman who's putting Ulgundahi Island on the map, via the Opera House Sails

We talk to Frances Belle Parker, one of the five Badu Gili artists, about her work, her motivation and how she's used the Opera House’s sails as a blank canvas.
The National Forecourt 2014

The Forecourt: Art with a view

A visual history of Sydney's grandest outdoor stage

From Lorde to Janet Jackson, Nelson Mandela to Spencer Tunick, Oprah and Hugh Jackman to Björk, Crowded House and Florence + the Machine. Here are some of the Sydney Opera House's greatest moments on the Forecourt.
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Talks & Ideas

Read Up: ANTIDOTE

Five ANTIDOTE speakers you need to check out before the festival

Have you seen Tamika's interview with The Breakfast Club? Watch her and some of our other ANTIDOTE speakers before heading to the festival.
James Clapper

Liveblog: James Clapper

Disease, deterrence and defence with Obama's former Director of National Intelligence

We liveblogged from James R. Clapper’s talk - disease, deterrence and defence with Obama's former Director of National Intelligence.
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Kids & Families,

Building creativity: modding the Opera House with Minecraft

How video games can teach us more than we think

Can video games be used for good? Here's how Minecraft has taught children (and adults) how to get creative together.
Life on Mars Josh Richards

The new space race: Life on Mars

Necessary or nonsensical? Josh Richards, Mars One Round 3 Candidate, joins us to talk all things 'red planet'

The prospect of life on Mars is no longer obscene. Is a one-way trip to the red planet nonsensical? Or is it a necessary step in humanity's progression? We talk to Josh Richards, who may be shot to Mars - to stay.
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Talks & Ideas

It's A Long Story

A podcast about the moments that made the people who shape our culture.

It's A Long Story is the podcast from Sydney Opera House exploring the stories behind some of our most influential and acclaimed guests. Listen here.
Acoustics

Renewal: Improving the acoustics in the Concert Hall

Work is underway to make the Opera House sound as good as it looks. Meet the acousticians solving a 40 year-old problem.

Work is underway to make the Opera House sound as good as it looks. Meet the acousticians solving a 40 year-old problem.
Audio Creatures

Live Stream: Lighting the Sails

On May 26, from 5:45pm to 8pm AEST, we live streamed Audio Creatures: Lighting the Sails at Vivid LIVE 2017. Directed by Ash Bolland. Music by Amon Tobin. Visual content / animation by Spinifex & Luxx.

Watch the live stream of Audio Creatures: Lighting the Sails at Vivid LIVE 2017 from 5:45pm AEST on 26 May.
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Seeing Music: Leif Podhajsky

Inside the London studio of an artist whose clients include Tame Impala, Bonobo and Vivid LIVE.

Byron-born, London-based Podhajsky has designed cover art for Tame Impala, Bonobo and Kelis. He explains his creative process with SOH's Claudio Santoro.
James Clapper

Liveblog: James Clapper

Disease, deterrence and defence with Obama's former Director of National Intelligence

We liveblogged from James R. Clapper’s talk - disease, deterrence and defence with Obama's former Director of National Intelligence.
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The Avalanches and DJ Shadow: Sampling through time and space

The story of how music became an instrument

There are many more layers to a track by The Avalanches and DJ Shadow than meets the ear.
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Ten albums that defined Repressed Records

The most memorable records from the Newtown vinyl institution.

The most memorable records from the Newtown vinyl institution.
Goodgod Soft Future Piano Bar

A Soft Future is a bright one

In conversation with the Goodgod creative masterminds behind our Soft Future Piano Bar pop-up

Soft Future Piano Bar is a zero-waste purple paradise in our Concert Hall Northern Foyer. We spoke to Goodgod creative masterminds Hana Shimada and Jimmy Sing about how the bar differs from others in Sydney.
Award-winning fashion designer Dion Lee will create a new collection of uniforms for Opera House staff.
ACO's Artistic Director Richard Tognetti takes us behind the scenes of Mountain, a collaboration with filmmaker Jennifer Peedom.
One of the world’s great performance venues, the Joan Sutherland Theatre is being renewed for the next generation of artists and audiences.
All you need to know for a fun night of operetta.