Social Event and dinner

(for 2021 changed to combined NSW RANZCO & Ophthalmology Updates Meeting www.nswranzco.com.au)





Attend a private urban tour of the City of Sydney hosted by Sydney Architecture Walks. This bespoke tour will make you see Sydney in a different  light and is hosted by practising architects using wireless communication. It will start in Martin Place and end at the Sydney Opera House (for dinner!). Through a process of decoding and unravelling Sydney, they will explore Sydney and discuss the city in terms of the forces that have shaped it over time (ecological, political, economic, cultural etc), and by extension shaped many of the architecture and design outcomes. A focus will be on a series of contemporary master works between Martin Place and Circular Quay as well as a more general structural conversation about Sydney. There will be discussion of the Danish Sydney Opera House architect Jorn Utzon, and the influence of 20th Century figures like Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and even Picasso on his ideas. Walking shoes are recommended. The tour will proceed even in wet weather. Strictly limited to 28 guests.


The tour will be followed by the conference banquet, to be held at the famous Bennelong Restaurant at the Sydney Opera House. Executive Chef Peter Gilmore (of Quay fame) explains: "Bennelong is all about the provenance of the food we are serving. The menu is very much crafted in partnership with the farmers, fishermen, breeders and providores from across the land with whom our chefs work together with every day." Don't miss this opportunity to dine at a Good Food Guide two-hatted restaurant! Strictly limited to 28 guests.