Sydney Modern, Art Gallery of NSW

MAKING CONNECTIONS…Given the 7 year time frame of my book on the Sydney Opera House evolving as a living thing, starting in 2011, I’m able to follow entire chains of connections … from the Ship Song video that opened up the Sydney Opera House to the world via the video directed by Paul Goldman, to … Continue reading Sydney Modern, Art Gallery of NSW

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Walsh Bay Renewal

THE ENCYCLOPAEDIC REACH OF MY SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE BOOK. (Image: Walsh Bay from Dawes Point by Reg Mombassa) The Opera House’s renewal is happening within a citywide renewal that I cover in my book. The expanding of the experiences at the cultural institutions around the city is connecting them up as if there’s a force … Continue reading Walsh Bay Renewal

Brilliant Sydney Opera House Images in my Book

VISUALISING THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE IN MY BOOK THROUGH REG MOMBASSA’S DRAWINGS … The Sydney Opera House is drowning in visual documentation. There’s the Opera House project, a dense documentary online on its website. There are seeming mountains of coffee table books with moody, arty dramatic photography. And a gazillion tourist photographs. During the research … Continue reading Brilliant Sydney Opera House Images in my Book

The Sydney Opera House is a Living Thing

What’s different about my book is that it considers how the Sydney Opera House is brought to life. As the economics of publishing has pushed architecture books towards the profession, with the life, the “program” outside their scope, I describe performances and food culture that could only happen at the Opera House. The resident Australian … Continue reading The Sydney Opera House is a Living Thing

DISCOVERING TERRA NAOMI AND A NEW DIMENSION OF DISCOVERY

I’m discovering a whole new dimension of discovery. I don’t need much inducement to follow a lead on Bandcamp or Instagram. I have a lot of respect for what I find there. I keep becoming more convinced that music merchandise is the where the most exciting industrial design is. And that merchandise can precede the … Continue reading DISCOVERING TERRA NAOMI AND A NEW DIMENSION OF DISCOVERY