Last night the Sydney Opera House began its indigenous artists showcase with a stunning array of light and art animation.
The sails featured animations inspired by artists Jenuarrie, Minnie Pwerle, Lin Onus, Alick Tipoti, Frances and Belle Baker. The projections lit up the eastern side of the Opera House at sunset and then again at 7 pm.
The work highlights the rich history and significance of our Indigenous culture. The art runs for a total of seven minutes and is entitled Badu Gili which in the local Gadigal means “water light.”
Head of the First Nations programming at The Sydney Opera House, Rhoda Roberts says Badu Gili will educate tourists on Indigenous culture in Australia, giving a “sense of that lore and identity that seeps across this country.”
The Badu Gili was launched in tandem with the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum, at the start of NAIDOC Week and to coincide with the premier of Bangarra Dance Theatre’s production Bennelong.
Make sure you catch the art installation on the Opera House at sunset or watch the live stream here