Sydney Opera House Festival

designer unkown, 1973
screenprint, 99 x 63 cm (unframed)


2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the SOH. 

This poster, commemorating the opening of the Sydney Opera House, ‘is one of, if not the first produced, to feature the building as a significant graphic icon…When Sydney Opera House opened in 1973, Coburn’s Curtain of the Sun [tapestry] was hung in the proscenium of the Opera Theatre. (The Curtain of the Moon similarly hung in the Drama Theatre.) The curtains were commissioned in 1970 and woven in Aubusson, France. They are regarded as major works by this leading Australian painter.’ (MAAS).