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This is a select list of artworks transferred to other organisations or retained by the Sydney Opera House or returned to the donor. The catalogue is regularly updated.

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DON Returned to donor | NSL State Library of NSW | NPH Powerhouse Museum | NSBW Seaborn Broughton and Walford Foundation | QPAC Queensland Performing Arts Centre Performing Arts Museum | VPAM Victorian Arts Centre Performing Arts Museum |
SOH Sydney Opera House

Artist Description Location
Angus, Max Lauris Elms, OBE / painted by Max Angus, 1980 [SOH acc 87] NSL
Australian theatre poster The Bush Woman: a Tale of the Blue Range by Jo Smith / poster for William Anderson's Famous Dramatic Organization. Purchased with funds provided by the Wolanski family.  SOH
Australian theatre poster The Greed of Gold / poster for William Anderson's Famous Dramatic Organisation. Colour lithograph, ca 1903. Purchased with funds provided by the Wolanski family. SOH
Australian theatre poster The Man from the Outback or Stockwhip & Strirrup by Albert Edwards / poster for William Anderson's Famous Dramatic Organization. ca 1909. Purchased with funds provided by the Wolanski family. SOH
Australian theatre poster The Miner's Trust: an Australian Drama by Jo Smith / poster, ca 1909 SOH
Australian theatre poster Nightbirds of London / poster for Williamson Anderson's Australian Dramatic Organisation. Colour lithograph, ca 1903. Purchased with funds provided by the Wolanski family. SOH
Australian theatre poster Wilson Forbes Dramatic Co on Tour: poster. Colour lithograph, ca 1910. Purchased with funds provided by the Wolanski family. SOH
Australian theatre poster The Worst Woman in London / poster for William Anderson's Australian Dramatic Organisation. Colour lithograph, ca 1903. Purchased with funds provided by the Wolanski family. SOH
Blackman, Charles A Sydney Childhood / print 1/90 by Charles Blackman [SOH acc 239] SOH
Boulanger, Louis Last scene of Lucrezia Borgia [SOH acc 107] SOH
Cockburn, Angela Costume design for Rondo Capriccio / Angela Cockburn [SOH acc 59] NSL
Colman, Hugh Costume designs for Snugglepot and Cuddlepie [SOH acc. 142] SOH
Constable, William Costume designs fro the ballet Corroboree / William Constable, 1953. 14 designs [SOH acc 81, 85, 120] NSL
Constable, William Design for Sydney Opera House [1950s? SOH acc 238] SOH
Downing, Desmonde Costume and set designs for various productions  / Desmonde Downing, 1947-1975. Includes Lady of the Night (The Magic Flute; costume design for Kukavitcha didgeridoo player; Ned Kelly Jerilderie bank cloth; costume design for witch doctor (Trouble in Tahiti); Nuclear; Picnic Costume design; Rita costume design; Nancy costume design; Strong are lonely (costume design for Pagliacci); Magic Flute; Magic Flute populace costume design; and other tiems [SOH acc 90-94, 96-105, 135] NSL
Edwards, Mary Doris Fitton / painted by Mary Edwards, 1953 [SOH acc 76] NSL
Fraser, Anne Mask design for Macbeth / by Anne Fraser, ca 1963, 1974? NSL
Hanke, H A Eugene Goossens / painted by H A Hanke SOH
Hinder, Frank Set and costume designs, 1958-1975 / by Frank Hinder. Productions include The Shifting Heart, Julius Caesar, The Cherry Orchard, St Joan, Play of Daniel. NSL
Kahan. Louis John Antill / portrait by Louis Kahan, 1984. Commissioned by the Sydney Opera House Trust. [SOH acc 106] NSL
Kahan, Louis Sir Bernard Heinze / portrait by Louis Kahan, 1979. Commissioned for the Sydney Opera House Trust by Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra [SOH acc 84] NSL
Kahan, Louis Stefan Haag / portrait by Louis Kahan, 1988. Commissioned by friends of Stefan Haag to commemorate his contribution to opera and theatre in Australia and his association with the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust and the Sydney Opera House Trust [SOH acc 145] NSL
Latona, Peter Bust of Sir Eugene Goossens, 1962 [SOH acc 95] SOH
Lingwood, Tom War and Peace costume designs / by Tom Lingwood, 1973 [SOH acc 149-234] NSL
Lovejoy, Robin Costume designs for Bell Birds and Emu Men [for ballet Corroboree] / Robin Lovejoy, 1950 NSL
Mack, Brodie Mr Moe McCackie [caricature of Roy Rene] / Brodie Mack NSL
Minns, B. E Nellie Stewart / portrait by B. E. Minns, ca. 1930 [SOH acc 82] NSL
Montenegro, Robert Vaslav Nijinki series / 10 prints. Includes Le Spectre de la Rose, Le Carnival, Sheherezade, Daphnis and Choe, Le Dieu Bleu, Petrouchka, Petrouchka, Prelude a l'Apres Midi d'un Faune, Jeux, Danse Orientale, Les Sylphides [SOH acc  110-119] SOH
Phillips, James Grainger [Sydney Opera House] / series of paintings by James Grainger Phillips. Includes Benelong [sic], Beginnings at Benelong [sic] Point, Opera House site, The Casting Yard, With Stop Work Meeting. [SOH acc 138-141] SOH
Robinson, Ian Set design drawings for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Iolanthe, Spring Heel Jack, Playboy of the Western World, Travelling North, Sunny South / Ian Robinson. ca 1971-1981 NSL
Sainthill, Loudon Set and costume designs / by Loudon Sainthill. 13 works Including Prospero's cell (set design), The Tempest (set design), The Tempest (costume design), Otello (3 costume designs), Charmian for Antony and Cleopatra (costume design), Shylock for Merchant of Venice (costume design), Duchess of Norfolk for Henry VIII (costume design), Court dancer (costume design), the Rt Hon Gentleman (costume design), The Four Musketeers (costume design), Design for triffid plant 1 for Day of Triffids (costume design).  SOH
Smith, Mervyn [Sydney Opera House] / paintings by Mervyn Smith.  includes Opera House, Jan 1966 and Sydney Opera House SOH
Tosa, Yoshi Costume design for Oedipus Rex, Old Tote Theatre Company / Yoshi Tosa, 1971 [SOH acc N104] NSL
Truscott, John Camelot costume design act 1, scene 1 [SOH acc 69] NSL
Unidentified Portrait of Bennilong [sic], ca 1804 SOH
Veal, Hayward Clarice Lorenz, OBE / painted by Hayward Veal, 1950s [SOH acc 88] NSL
Wardman, David SOH: design for [Girvan] poster, Building of the Century Exhibition [SOH acc. 144]. SOH
White, James Bust of Harry Rickards [SOH acc. 235]. Purchased with funds provided by the Ladies Committee of the Sydney Opera Hosue Appeal Fund NSL
Wilson, William Royal Hotel and Commercial Exchange Sydney by I. H. Berner, George Street Sydney / drawn and engraved by W. Wilson, ca. 1834. Print [SOH acc 137] NSL

 

The library also managed the acquisition, stock taking and conservation of artworks displayed in the building and still located at the Sydney Opera House, including the following: Charles Blackman Girl Listening to Music, 1972 [SOH acc 36], Judy Cassab Portrait of Dame Joan Sutherland [SOH acc 64], Judy Cassab Portrait of Sir Robert Helpmann [SOH acc 65], John Coburn Curtain of the Sun 1971 [SOH acc 70], John Coburn Curtain of the Moon 1971 [SOH acc no 71], Robert Emerson  Curtis' Vision Takes Form Series [SOH acc 1-15], Jutte Federson Ede Tapestry wall hanging [SOH acc 61], Donald Friend Bennelong series [ca 1960, SOH acc 27-35], Sidney Nolan Little Shark [SOH acc 39], John Olsen Salute to Slessor's Five Bells, 1973 [SOH Acc 38], Kevin Oxley, My Dilemma [SOH acc 60], Michael Nelson Tjakamarra Possum Dreaming, 1987 [SOH acc 109], Brett Whiteley Ballerina Sketch, 1991 [SOH acc 240], Fred Williams Forest Ponds: triptych [SOH acc 83], Salvatore Zofrea Summer of the Seventeenth Doll fresco [SOH acc 237]

 

See also 

Retained by the Sydney Opera House 

Summary of major transfers

Summary of other transfers

        

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