<p>50 Martin Place. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums </p>

50 Martin Place. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Sydney Open throws open the doors to the city’s most treasured and architecturally inspiring buildings once a year.

This year’s program promises access to much-loved heritage buildings and introduces exciting new precincts and developments.

Focus Tours will also return to the program, providing exclusive access to some of the city’s most unique spaces, such as the Tank Stream, and more in-depth guided tours.

Mark Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 November 2016 in your diary.
Tickets will go on sale on 28 September.

Volunteer Applications now OPEN .

"A beautiful study in natural light" St Patrick’s Cathedral artworks 2002. The Cathedral is located on the corner of Victoria Road and Marist Place. The interior, doors and windows feature a number of unique, major artworks by Australian artists. Each has been specially commissioned to form an integral part of the overall design of this contemporary cathedral opened in 2003. 
Works include: Altar & Baptismal Font by Anne Ferguson, Cross with Corpus & Aureole by Robin Blau, Altar Chair by Anne Ferguson, Cathedral Pews by Kevin Perkins, Entry Door Gates by Robin Blau, Sacred Vessels by Hendrik Forster and Stained Glass by Klaus Zimmer.

Thanks to @constructcustom for the image. #parramatta #discoverparramatta #lookup #publicart #westernsydney #seesydney #sydneycommunity #installationart #visitsydney #visitnsw #exploresydney #xploresydney #Sydney #ilovesydney #architecture #sydneyisopen

"A beautiful study in natural light" St Patrick’s Cathedral artworks 2002. The Cathedral is located on the corner of Victoria Road and Marist Place. The interior, doors and windows feature a number of unique, major artworks by Australian artists. Each has been specially commissioned to form an integral part of the overall design of this contemporary cathedral opened in 2003. Works include: Altar & Baptismal Font by Anne Ferguson, Cross with Corpus & Aureole by Robin Blau, Altar Chair by Anne Ferguson, Cathedral Pews by Kevin Perkins, Entry Door Gates by Robin Blau, Sacred Vessels by Hendrik Forster and Stained Glass by Klaus Zimmer. Thanks to @constructcustom for the image. #parramatta #discoverparramatta #lookup #publicart #westernsydney #seesydney #sydneycommunity #installationart #visitsydney #visitnsw #exploresydney #xploresydney #Sydney #ilovesydney #architecture #sydneyisopen

3 months 3 weeks
#sydneyisopen scouting today - such a great program slowly coming together....

#sydneyisopen scouting today - such a great program slowly coming together....

3 months 4 weeks
A different view of #Barangaroo scouting w. @danwa2 for #sydneyisopen again.... Look familiar @verdantflaneur #pinkviews

A different view of #Barangaroo scouting w. @danwa2 for #sydneyisopen again.... Look familiar @verdantflaneur #pinkviews

3 months 4 weeks
Hi everyone!
Back to work after the ANZAC long weekend - hope you had a relaxing break!
Here's a regram of a sunrise shot I took of the Sydney skyline from Cremorne Point - its a zoomed-in image of a classic view.
Don't forget to follow my feed if you're interested in Sydney and Newcastle scenic images daily, and please also check out my website www.graemedoylephoto.com.
Cheers,
GD

#Sydney #NSW #Australia #ilovesydney #visitnsw #architecture #tower #highrise #SydneyHarbour #skyline #skyscraper #sydneyisopen #sunrise #density #bbctravel #mynikonlife #myloweprostory #sydneylocal #sydneyphotographer @nikonaustralia @cityofsydney

Hi everyone! Back to work after the ANZAC long weekend - hope you had a relaxing break! Here's a regram of a sunrise shot I took of the Sydney skyline from Cremorne Point - its a zoomed-in image of a classic view. Don't forget to follow my feed if you're interested in Sydney and Newcastle scenic images daily, and please also check out my website www.graemedoylephoto.com. Cheers, GD #Sydney #NSW #Australia #ilovesydney #visitnsw #architecture #tower #highrise #SydneyHarbour #skyline #skyscraper #sydneyisopen #sunrise #density #bbctravel #mynikonlife #myloweprostory #sydneylocal #sydneyphotographer @nikonaustralia @cityofsydney

4 months 1 day
More scouting for #sydneyisopen w @danwa2 today

More scouting for #sydneyisopen w @danwa2 today

4 months 4 days
Post its ✔️ Butchers paper ✔️ Lap tops ✔️ Discussion & debate ✔️ Must be planning for #sydneyisopen @sydlivmus

Post its ✔️ Butchers paper ✔️ Lap tops ✔️ Discussion & debate ✔️ Must be planning for #sydneyisopen @sydlivmus

4 months 1 week
The industrial concrete, timber and glass of the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at UTS Business school... Or the crumpled paper bag Frank Gehry designed #sydneyskyline #outinsydney #sydneyisopen #uts #architecture #architecturelovers

The industrial concrete, timber and glass of the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at UTS Business school... Or the crumpled paper bag Frank Gehry designed #sydneyskyline #outinsydney #sydneyisopen #uts #architecture #architecturelovers

5 months 5 days
#Repost @macgirlver
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The bells of St Mary's #sydneyisopen #sydneyisopen2015 #architecture #bells #churchbells #bellringing #goldenticket

#Repost @macgirlver ・・・ The bells of St Mary's #sydneyisopen #sydneyisopen2015 #architecture #bells #churchbells #bellringing #goldenticket

6 months 5 days
Scouting for #sydneyisopen with @danwa2 this morning #excited #200george #mirvac #fjmtstudio

Scouting for #sydneyisopen with @danwa2 this morning #excited #200george #mirvac #fjmtstudio

7 months 5 days
#Repost @hookedonlight with @repostapp.
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Stairs down 
#sydneyisopen #fibonaccispiral #focusaustralia #spiralstaircase#architecture #archdesign #sydneyarchitecture#lensculture

#Repost @hookedonlight with @repostapp. ・・・ Stairs down #sydneyisopen #fibonaccispiral #focusaustralia #spiralstaircase#architecture #archdesign #sydneyarchitecture#lensculture

7 months 6 days

News

Looking down into irregularly coiled staircase.

Sydney Open

Sydney Open Volunteers made the day in 2015Thursday 5 November 2015

Volunteers are crucial to the success of Sydney Open and this year we had amazing support from over 380 volunteers.

Crowds enjoy the city skyline

 

9 News explore Sydney OpenWednesday 14 October 2015

Man standing on empty train platform with tunnel to back right.

Sydney Open

We took the SMH on a tour of the Ghost platforms Monday 12 October 2015

Tim Barlass takes a tour of the unused subterranean platforms at Central Station and hears ghostly voices. Via Sydney Morning Herald.  

Facades of three terrace houses in row with small tree in front of central one with a red door.

Sydney Open

New precinct for Sydney Open 2015Tuesday 22 September 2015

Set of wooden steps leading down to bench with glass banister.

Sydney Open

Caroline Butler-Bowdon explores Sydney OpenTuesday 22 September 2015