Sydney Modern has been called the most significant cultural addition to the Australian city for 50 years. So how does the airy cascade of new galleries measure up? We take a tour of the A$344m project
Julian Worrall – Mon 28 Nov 2022 22.30 GMT43
More than almost any other city, except perhaps Paris with its Eiffel Tower, Sydney is visualised through an architectural icon, the Opera House. Whether manifested as hats, glasses or logos, the various clouds, sails or copulating turtles of Jørn Utzon’s masterpiece have provided limitless grist for designers of merchandise and advertising campaigns.