The Japan Foundation, Sydney

Anime Architecture

Anime Architecture is an exhibition that traces the architectural world-building process of Japan’s most influential animated science fiction films. Curated by Stefan Riekeles for Les Jardins des Pilotes, the exhibition casts a spotlight on meticulous hand-drawn backdrops that bring to life the fictitious urban environments of iconic cyberpunk anime.

From location photographs and concept sketches in detailed pencil drawings, through to final expression as anime cels in full colour, Anime Architecture reveals some of the intricate creative processes behind iconic Japanese animated films Patlabor: the Movie, Osamu Tezuka’s MetropolisGhost in the Shell, and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

Admission is free.

Anime Architecture officially opens with a reception on June 1, 6:30pm. Entry is free; no bookings required.

Gallery Hours

Mon-Thu: 10am–8pm*

Fri: 10am–6pm
Sat: 10am–3pm

*Select weeknights close on 6pm: July 9 – 19, 2018
Closed on Sundays and public holidays (June 11; July 16 – Marine Day)


Event starts
Friday 1 June, 2018
Event Ends
Saturday 11 August, 2018
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Venue Address
Level 4, Central Park, 28 Broadway

New South Wales, Sydney

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