Unrealised Sydney: Exhibition at Museum of Sydney

Guest curated by Australia ICOMOS member Robert Freestone, Professor of Planning at UNSW, Unrealised Sydney explores the genesis of, and community responses to, bold and sometimes misguided design proposals by governments and the private sector for redeveloping some strategic sites in and around the CBD in the second half of the 20th century. Though never realised, these schemes – shown through a range of plans, designs, models, sketches and documentary footage – form a rich part of the story that is Sydney.

Accompanying the exhibition is Realise, an interactive experience developed in collaboration with media producers Junior Major. Visitors modify precincts in Tallawoladah/The Rocks, considering factors such as environmental sustainability, liveability and productivity – then see them brought to life.

Free public talk: Unrealised Sydney: More and before
Museum of Sydney, Architecture & Design series
Wednesday 14 September 2022, 6pm–7.30pm

In this public talk, Professor Freestone will discuss some unbuilt Sydney projects not covered in the exhibition as well as delve back in time to examine schemes for ‘the Sydney that might have been’ that predate World War II. Guests can enjoy exclusive after-hours access to view the Unrealised Sydney exhibition prior to the lecture from 6pm. The talk will run from 6.30pm–7.30pm.

The event is free but registration is essential. Book through: https://my.sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/unrealisedsydneytalk


Aug 06 2022 - Nov 13 2022


8:00 am - 6:00 pm