Courtyard amongst trees with a brazier, looking out over a cityscape.

Jungle House outlook Photo © Michael Lassman

Thank you for joining us for our first-ever digital Sydney Open! 

Continue exploring at your own pace with our 2020 program available on our website for you to enjoy. Discover a selection of online curated experiences around the key themes of City, Garden and Home.

 

 


 

2020 Program

City

Reconnect with your city and enjoy a selection of curated online experiences exploring the role of architecture and urban design in Sydney’s past, present and future.

Enjoy a new self-guided audio tour around the CBD, virtual tours of secret spaces, galleries, recordings of our online talks, interviews and more.

Explore

Garden

From city parks to open spaces and gardens, join us as we explore the green spaces around us – now more important than ever!

Access a new self-guided audio tour around Sydney’s gardens and parks, our newly launched Paradise on Earth exhibition, image galleries, interviews, stories from our archives and more.

Explore

Home

Go behind the closed doors of the inspiring homes of Sydney, explore their architecture and interior design, and discover what makes a house a home from the comfort of your very own.

Enjoy our “At Home with…" videos, curated image galleries, best of past Sydney Open houses and a new podcast.

Explore


 

Audio tours

Explore the city in new ways with our self-guided audio tours. Discover urban gardens, open spaces and significant architecture around the city – all at your own pace!

Featuring Colin Bisset, writer, traveller and contributor to ABC Radio National's Blueprint for living in conversation with experts across landscape design and architecture.

The tours are now available via web link or downloadable app. You will be required to use your own mobile device and headphones.

Find out more


 

Online talk series

  • New Heritage 

    Free online talk

    Hear from influential speakers as they discuss how existing architecture can be transformed and adapted for new uses.

    Watch now

  • Aerial view of outdoor space.

    The Future of Sydney

    Free online talk

    Hear from an engaging line-up of speakers from government, design and architecture.

    Watch now

  • An image showing a modernist house in the bush. It is metal framed with what looks like cement walls. Windows around the top and side are lit from within.

    Modern Sydney

    Free online talk

    Join Sydney’s leading architectural thinkers for a vigorous debate on what makes a building important enough to preserve.

    Watch now


 

Meet our Sydney Open patron

Clover Moore, Lord Mayor City of Sydney

As our first-ever Sydney Open patron, Lord Mayor Clover Moore joins us in celebrating Sydney’s architecture and urban design through this year’s unique program.

Read more

Lord Mayor Clover Moore

Meet our ambassadors

  • Headshot in black and white.

    City ambassador

    Jess Miller, Councillor City of Sydney

     

  • Black and white portrait of woman.

    Garden ambassador

    Georgina Reid, Founder of The Planthunter

     

  • Black and white portrait of man.

    Home ambassador

    Aidan Anderson, Founder of The Local Project

     


 

Online shop

The Planthunter: Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants
$59.99
Australia Modern: Architecture, Landscape & Design 1925-1975
$80
MPavilion: Encounters with Design and Architecture
$80
Australian Designers at Home
$59.99

 

Latest news

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Sydney Open

Share your thoughts on Sydney Open 2020Friday 13 November 2020

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Sydney Open: Access Denied virtual tours Thursday 29 October 2020

We're excited that we will have Access Denied virtual tours available on the Sydney Open website as part of this year's digital program. Stay tuned for the virtual tour content going live from 7.30pm Friday 6 November.

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Sydney Open

Meet our patron and ambassadorsFriday 16 October 2020