Welcome to Opera House: Unexpected, where we look at lesser known chapters from a 48-year career in the cultural spotlight. This time, we're crowning the best buckets and bonnets that are for some reason modelled on the Sydney Opera House.
Half a century ago, Jørn Utzon had a vision. Of glossy white sails protruding from Bennelong Point. Of an immensely complex design made up of glorious stratified shells. Of an expressionist icon that would define a city.
But what Utzon was really envisioning was a bloody great hat.
While times are tough here in Australia, it’s important we keep level heads. And what better way to do that than with these five spectacular, impractical hats.