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Showcasing artistic talent on a new stage at the Sydney Opera House.

Now in its fourth year, Uncovered is a platform for local artists, makers, creatives and artisans to showcase their artistic excellence through the support of our Uncovered program.

It’s an opportunity for Australian-designed products to headline a residency in the Sydney Opera House’s on-site and online retail shop, and for the creatives to join the growing Uncovered community of alumni participants.

Meet our 2023 Uncovered artists

Visit the Sydney Opera House Shop online to explore products from all our Uncovered artists.

In the studio with The Wonderful Little Suitcase Company

Meet all of our Uncovered artists

Uncovered: Leaf Candle Co.

At Leaf Candle Co., we make amazing smelling soy candles using recycled tin cans. We are focused on being eco-friendly and sustainable, using natural or recycled materials where we can. 

Uncovered: Mwerre Soap & Skin

Liz Liddle is the founder of Mwerre - Soap and Skin, a First Nations female-owned small business that manufactures artisan soaps based in Creswick, Victoria. Meaning ‘good’ or ‘beautiful’ in Arrernte, a First Nations language group in Central Australia, Mwerre (pronounced Mwah-rah) uses native ingredients to produce handmade soaps with Indigenous clay minerals and botanicals that protect and care for the skin.

Uncovered: Elph Ceramics

Founded by sisters Eloise and Sophie Rankine, Elph Ceramics is a ceramic homewares business that combines artistic sensibility with minimalist design. Locally handcrafted and sustainably made in the Southern Highlands in New South Wales, Elph Ceramics pieces are designed for everyday use - to be cherished and kept forever.

Five knitted buckets hanging off a branch underneath three colored bowls.

Uncovered: Yinarr Maramali

Amy Hammond and Lorrelle Munro are the co-founders of Yinarr Maramali, a Gomeroi women’s business based on Country in Tamworth NSW. Meaning “made by Gomeroi women’s hands”, Yinarr Maramali use natural materials collected by hand from Country to make a range of hand-woven baskets, coolamons and dilly bags.

A man in a shirt crafting a blue object in a wooden room.

Uncovered: Richard Greenacre

With his range of porcelain ceramics, Richard Greenacre is the latest Uncovered alumni in the Homewares and Gifts category. An industrial designer by day and ceramicist by night, Richard experiments with different materials and software to see how he can bring a new take to ceramic craft. 

Three framed blue pictures resting on a wooden cabinet against a white wall.

Uncovered: popaboutdesign

With her range of original prints, Jane from popaboutdesign submitted her work to the Prints, Photography and Art category. A Sydney local who’s trained as an architect, Jane exhibits a remarkable level of detail in her prints, with each of the pools and the Opera House sails all drawn to scale and designed to complement each other. 

Uncovered: Milly Dent

Sydney-based ceramicist Milly Dent has been selected for Uncovered retail program. We spoke to Milly about her work, where she finds inspiration and her Sydney Opera House Shop collection.

A woman seated in a house, drawing into a notebook at a desk.

Uncovered: SoulSilk

Queensland-based artist Simin Contractor of SoulSilk has been selected for Uncovered’s Clothing and Accessories category.  We spoke to Simin about her Sydney Opera House Shop collection which features three hand-painted silk scarves inspired by Australian botanicals.

A wall of framed colourful pictures.

Uncovered: Eggpicnic

We spoke with Sydney-based designers Camila De Gregorio and Christopher Macaluso of Eggpicnic who have been selected for Uncovered’s Prints, Photography & Art category. 

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