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A decade of creativity: Giving children a voice

It started with just a trestle table and some colouring pages. Now, a decade later, ‘Creative Play’ is a fully-fledged artistic program, involving over 40,000 children each year.

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Community

Local artists illustrate your Opera House memories

We asked five local artists to bring your most cherished Opera House memories to life.

Community

What the Year of the Ox has in store for you

2021 is the Year of the Ox and to mark the occasion we’ve pulled together a summary of what lies ahead for you in terms of career, relationships or love

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Talks & Ideas - All About Women

Cheat Sheet: Laura Bates

Why you should know Laura Bates – a global authority on the burgeoning radicalist movements that are indoctrinating boys and men.

Illustration of someone holding a Koa Beck cheat sheet in one hand and a pen in the other

Talks & Ideas - All About Women

Cheat Sheet: Koa Beck

Why you should know Koa Beck – the former Editor in Chief of Jezebel who's trying to upend feminism's status quo.

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Talks & Ideas - All About Women

Cheat Sheet: Isabel Allende

Why you should know Isabel Allende – the “literary legend” whose books have defined a genre and a generation.

Building

Sydney Opera House to scale

Whether miniatures on a movie set or a global Minecraft mission, building the Opera House remains a feat of intricacy and ambition. This longform visual story looks at over 50 years of attempts.

Tilly lying on horse wearing hat

Talks & Ideas - All About Women

Beyond ‘exploitation’ and ‘empowerment’ in sex work

All About Women's Tilly Lawless on rejecting the common preconceptions of her work.

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Online puzzle

Trials of Wisdom: A Virtual Escape Room

In this one-of-a-kind online escape room, you need four passwords to earn your freedom. Adventure through the House, solve a series of cryptic puzzles and attempt to #EscapeTheHouse.

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History

The story of the missing Attenborough Opera House film

A potty-mouth David Attenborough, an upstart Aussie filmmaker, and a controversial movie that wasn't supposed to see the light of day. This is the scandalous story of Autopsy on a Dream.

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Architecture

6 architectural beauties worth the detour on your next NSW road trip

We're not the only architectural marvel worth visiting this World Architecture Day. Here are our picks of lesser-known buildings to check out on your next pastoral pilgrimage.

Full moon on night sky

Music

Why the quest for a ‘good night’s sleep’ is as important as ever

Sleep expert Professor Danny Eckert, in discussion with neuroscientist and Max Richter collaborator David Eagleman, dives into the power and beauty of a full night's rest.

Tim Ross stares and admires the Coburn tapestry while standing in the Utzon Room

Building

Rosso's tapestry obsession

Design enthusiast and presenter Tim Ross became so fixated by the Opera House's historic tapestries he went on to host our podcast about them.

Community

The most popular videos, podcasts and articles of 2020

Cooped up in our homes for most of 2020, we all did what we do best: we watched, we read and we listened.

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Talks - All About Women

Music as medicine

As we endure a period of collective anxiety and trauma, psychologist Mary Hoang has teamed up with a composer to unpack the therapeutic benefits of music.

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Building

How MADE students are proposing to revitalise the Sydney Opera House

The Australian-Danish exchange program imagines what a future icon might look like.

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Environment

An octopus’ garden underneath the Opera House

Discover the sea creatures that dwell beneath the harbour in our artificial reef along the Sydney Opera House sea wall.

Woman (ballet dancer) engulfed in sea of red stalls

Building

Sydney Opera House at rest

This visual story from photographer Daniel Boud offers an eerie but hopeful look inside the sails of Opera House, where it's quiet for the first time in nearly 50 years.

Low angle photo of Sydney Opera House Grand Organ pipes

Renewal

Preserving the Grand Organ

Each of the 10,244 pipes will be cleaned by hand – it’s a tricky job.

Moana Maniapoto, Lisa Reihana and Nayuka Gorrie on a panel as part of Letters to Cook event

Podcasts

Where to start listening: Deadly Voices From the House

Favourites from conversations with leading voices in First Nations art.

Jefa Greenaway standing in a construction site, framed between timber poles

First Nations

Learning from Country: An Indigenous design perspective

After speaking as part of Antidote panel Resetting the World, Jefa Greenaway writes on why it's more critical than ever than we infuse Indigenous perspectives into our everyday design thinking.

When I Was Little
 

Illustration shows three circles, one has a photo of Graham Hosking as he currently looks, another shows him as a young boy

Kids

When I Was Little: Graham Hosking

By day, he investigates insurance claims; by night, he is the genius creator of Sidney Opera Mouse – the little mouse with big dreams. We spoke to English author Graham Hosking about what his big dreams were when he was little.

Kids

When I Was Little: Teeny Tiny Stevies

They may be Teeny Tiny but they’ve made a great big mark on the children’s entertainment world. We spoke to the talented sisters about what it’s like to live your childhood dreams.

The Listies young and old in illustrated bubbles

Kids

When I Was Little: The Listies

Australia's favourite kidult comedy duo The Listies are introducing Shakespeare to kids with turbo-charged story-telling and silliness!

Side-by-side pictures of Tim McGarry young and old

Kids

When I Was Little: Tim McGarry

There's a Sea in My Bedroom director Tim McGarry shares his childhood dreams in our new series chatting with theatre-makers and creatives who bring magic to our stages, and wonder to our little ones.

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