when he has lost everything. It is one of the great Australian Lears. Armfield’s production steers Rush through this with a clarity that is profoundly affecting, especially in the second half. There are others, but it is Rush who makes it all work so powerfully. When Rush comes on with Cordelia’s body and howls, the effect is devastating. Wharf Theatre, Pier 4, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney. Today, 1.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets: $68$120. Bookings: (02) 9250 1777 or online. Until January 9. Destination Sydney Artists who live and work in a particular city tap into the immense collective energy that exists there and extract their own individual visions from it. This is the alchemy of the creative process that produces the spirit of the city. And no city has had the ability to inspire artists as Sydney, the city of Street, Waterloo. Tues-Sat, 11am6pm. Admission: free. Inquiries: (02) 9318 1122 or online. Until December 19. order to capture the world’s beauty. This exhibition includes photographs by Australian and international artists in the NGV’s collection. National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra. Daily, 10am-5pm. Admission free. Inquiries (02) 6240 6411 or online. Until April 10.