We spoke to four local artists about their experience creating new work in 2020, enabled by our New Work Now donors.
This year, these donors continue to help us invest in Australian artists to create and present bold new works across genres, for diverse audiences, that bring people together through sharing uniquely Australian stories, on our physical and digital stages.
Isabella is a bright, vivacious, five year old – and congenitally blind. When she came to the Opera House to experience Possum Magic, the show was as exciting and fulfilling for her as for any other five year old with the help of our specially-trained guide - from the soaring sails to the vegemite sandwich!
Enabled by our donors, our Access program makes sure everyone can have their own Opera House experience.
“My favourite thing about coming to the Opera House was seeing how big it was, because I’ve never actually seen it in person.”
For 11 year old Serenity, her first visit to the Opera House uncovered a world of possibilities beyond the classroom and daily life. Through our donor-enabled Arts Assist program, she experienced the wonder of live performance and excitement of the iconic building.
Thank you to our contributing Sydney Opera House donors and the ARROW Collective for its support in securing philanthropic seed funding for Art Assembly in association with Antidote 2019.
Sydney-based artist Jason Phu brought his performance and installation, Procession in the Warming Light/Procession in the Rising Darkness to the Western Broadwalk, to explore human responsibility for climate change.
We asked the late Peter Weiss if he would help bring to life a long-held dream – to provide professional rehearsal rooms for our largest venue, which is in use almost 365 days a year but has no dedicated artist practice spaces.
After 62 years of fundraising and showing no signs of slowing down, the Sydney Opera House Ladies' Committee is one of our largest sources of philanthropic support, advocating to ensure the Opera House will remain open to everyone, forever.
Reminiscing on the 1969 Sydney opening night of HAIR. Our 50th anniversary production is supported by The Vine Foundation.
Thank you for your gift.
You play a vital role in treasuring and renewing the Opera House for future generations of artists, audiences and visitors, and ensuring the Opera House is open for everyone, for ever. Thank you to our generous donors.