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Uncovered 2021

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

Are you an Australian based maker with a product that is deserving of a new stage to shine on?

Now in its second 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 three-month 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.

Applications for 2021 are now closed. Sign up to our enews to stay up to date about the program and be the first to know about future opportunities. 

The Program

Uncovered is all about discovering new local makers, designers, artisans and creatives. Got a local business in mind? Maybe it's yours. Read through the program details and criteria, and if you tick all the boxes we hope to see your application in the mix in the future. Sign up to our enews to stay in the loop and hear about our future seasons. 

The Uncovered team will select three applications, one from each category, to headline a three-month residency in the Sydney Opera House's on-site and online retail shop. The selected applicants will receive guidance and support from the Uncovered team and join the growing Uncovered community of alumni participants to connect and create with.

“Uncovered exists to support and showcase up and coming Australian creative makers, artists and designers and project their stories and creativity through the Sydney Opera House platforms.”

Nicky Brandon, General Manager Tours, Retail and Projects - Visitor Experience

Meet our Uncovered Alumni

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Richard Greenacre

Industrial designer by day and ceramicist by night, Richard Greenacre started making ceramics as a way to explore how materials can be shaped in different ways. Based in Melbourne, Richard’s work combines traditional techniques of slip casting with digital technologies including parametric modeling and 3D printing to give each piece its unique character. His Sydney Opera House collection is inspired by Australian native flora, especially the flowers and seed pods from hakea and the banksia plants.


Artist, trained architect and educator, Jane from popaboutdesign believes in framing scenes of our neighbourhood to be reminded of those littles moments and pleasures that make life special. Her illustrations are locally designed and printed in Sydney with the idea to celebrate the beauty of the world we see every day at our door step, reminding people this world is worth looking after. This collection features Sydney’s iconic Eastern beaches and rock pools, and the Opera House.

Milly Dent: Uncovered 2019
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Milly Dent

Sydney ceramicist, Milly Dent, reimagines daily routine through uniquely handcrafted, exclusive ceramic tableware. Handmade using small-scale production methods, Milly’s work features distinctive marbling and geometric patterns. Inspired by the natural world, the vessels display a whirlpool of inky blues frozen in the fluidity that they are created. 


SoulSilk is a handcrafted silk accessories brand from Queensland. Founder and textile artist, Simin Contractor, produces hand-painted silk scarves inspired by her surroundings – from nature to tribal art forms, famous painters to her imagination. Her Sydney Opera House Shop collection features scarves from her Australian Botanical Collection.


Eggpicnic is a Sydney-based illustration and design studio devoted to wildlife conservation. Designers Camila De Gregorio and Christopher Macaluso produce fine art prints that capture the character of Australian birds, including critically endangered and vulnerable species, to inspire the community to protect our natural world. Their Sydney Opera House Shop collection features birds local to Sydney Harbour.


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Richard Greenacre

The latest artist in our Uncovered program, we spoke to Richard about how his design background complements his ceramics practice and what goes into his unique line of beakers and bowls. 


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. 


We spoke to Simin about her Sydney Opera House Shop collection which features three hand-painted silk scarves inspired by Australian botanicals.

Milly Dent

Milly spoke to us about her work, where she finds inspiration and her Sydney Opera House collection.


Jane shared with us how she started popaboutdesign, the meaning behind each of her prints and what being ‘Uncovered’ means to her.