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Draw The House: Digital Sketchbook Tour

With Todd Fuller

Virtually explore the Opera House and its surroundings via a live digital tour, and experience it through the eyes of an artist. Connecting from the comfort of your home, together you will explore various drawing techniques and perspectives inspired by one of the world's most iconic buildings.

Digital Drawing Tour | Sydney Opera House Presents 

Pre-sale and on-sale information

Pre-sale timings:

  • Insider Member Priority – Tuesday 24 January, 9am
  • What's on Priority sale – Wednesday 25 January, 9am

General public on sale Friday 27 January, 9am

Sunday 26 March, Sunday 30 April, Sunday 28 May 2023

Sunday 26 March, 9.45 am - 10.30am

Sunday 30 April, 9.45 am - 10.30am

Sunday 28 May, 9.45 am - 10.30am

Recommended for all ages and all skill levels

This class is for all ages and skill levels, from beginners to experienced.

This is a free event. Registered Ticket Holders Only.

Each registration for this event permits you to connect with one viewing device. There is no limit on the number of participants who can attend via your registered viewing device. If your group wishes to join via multiple viewing devices, please register for each connection separately.

The only authorised agency for this event is Sydney Opera House. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the FAQ below.

 

The duration of this event is 45 minutes

Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change

What you need to know

Participants must have a strong internet connect, viewing device and access to Zoom (this link will be emailed to you upon registration) to join this live digital tour. A large viewing device such as an iPad, Computer Screen or TV screen is recommended for the best experience.

Participants must provide their own sketchbooks and materials from a suggested list by our artist guide (this will be emailed to you upon registration).

The tour will commence at 9.45am via Zoom but we recommend you login to the call a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the start time to allow sufficient time to test your connection and device.

“Drawing is a way of coming upon the connection between things; just like metaphor in poetry reconnects what has become separated.”
John Berger - Art Critic, Novelist, Painter & Poet

Slow down, observe...

Create a range of drawings inspired by one of the world's most iconic buildings.

Virtually explore the Opera House and its surroundings via a live digital tour, and experience through the eyes of an artist. Working with a variety of artists each season, explore various drawing techniques, and perspectives inspired by one of the world's most iconic buildings.

You will also be joined by an expert Tour Guide Host to traverse through the Opera House with, and learn about the influence of visual arts in the site's history, including the beautiful tapestries that grace our venues and foyer spaces.

Drawing is as practical as an architectural and engineering blueprint, but it is also a tool for creative expression and making meaning, visually documenting what we see or imagine on paper, for others to view, interpret and enjoy.

From the very beginning, drawings have played a significant role in the Opera House’s history – a global architectural competition saw entries from all over the world, where a relatively unknown Danish architect, Jorn Utzon, became the winner of a new National Opera House for Sydney. Utzon’s original and somewhat controversial design was an imaginative sculptural response that the judges were convinced would be ‘capable of becoming one of the great buildings of the world’.

Following the digital tour, you will have an opportunity to ask questions to your Tour Host and Visual Artist Guide.

A self-guided version of this digital tour will be available on 30 April for you to explore the Opera House and a variety of drawing techniques at your leisure.

An in-person version of this tour is available to attend for free. Please see here for more details.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

Meet the Artists

Todd Fuller

Todd Fuller's practice integrates sculpture, moving image, performance and painting but at the core to all he does is drawing. For ten years, Fuller has been crafting hand-drawn animations that grapple with love and loss, as well as ideas of place, identity and community. Often narrative in form, these award winning works are derived from Fuller’s experiences with different communities, sites and histories. He has been awarded a number of residencies that have informed and developed his practice, including time spent at Bundanon Trust, Hill End, Grafton Regional Art Gallery, as well as international stints at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, the British School of Rome, and recently the NG Creative Residency in Provence.

Frequently Asked Questions - Digital Tours

What you need to know

Participants must have a strong internet connect, viewing device and access to Zoom (this link will be emailed to you upon registration) to join this live digital tour. A large viewing device such as an iPad, Computer Screen or TV screen is recommended for the best experience.

Participants must provide their own sketchbooks and materials from a suggested list by our artist guide (this will be emailed to you upon registration).

The tour will commence at 9.45am via Zoom but we recommend you login to the call a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the start time to allow sufficient time to test your connection and device.

Who are the authorised ticket sellers for this event? 

The authorised agency for this event is the Sydney Opera House.

Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered reliable. If you purchase tickets from a non-authorised agency such as Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or any other unauthorised seller, you risk that these tickets are fake, void or have previously been cancelled. RESALE RESTRICTION APPLIES. For more details, please refer to our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events.

What time do I need to arrive before my tour?

Please join the call 15 minutes before your tour to allow sufficient time to test your connection and devices.

Can multiple people connect via my registration?

Registration for this event permits you to connect with one viewing device. There is no limit on the number of participants who can attend via your registered viewing device. If your group wishes to join via multiple viewing devices, please register each connection separately.

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