SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE – BADU GILI

Badu Gili, meaning 'water light' in the Gadigal language, takes the audience on a magical animated journey - an essential Sydney cultural experience for both visitors and the local community that aims to foster and celebrate a shared sense of belonging for all Australians.

WHERE /  SYDNEY    WHAT /  NIGHTLY SHOW

 
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You have captured the intangible,

the spirituality, everything is living.

The animation is beyond my wildest dreams.

Rhoda Roberts AO, Head of First Nations Programming, Sydney Opera House

AS THE SUN SETS THE MAGIC BEGINS

With the success of Songlines for Vivid Sydney 2016, our team of artists was once again commissioned to craft an original seven-minute animation show illuminating the eastern Bennelong sail of the Opera House for a brand new, daily cultural experience.

Rich, historical works by five eminent First Nations artists from across Australia and the Torres Straight Islands set the foundation for each chapter of the projected story entitled Badu Gili meaning ‘water light’ in Gadigal language. Curated by Rhoda Roberts, the featured artists are Jenuarrie (Judith Warrie), Frances Belle Parker, Alick Tipoti and the late Lin Onus and Minnie Pwerle.

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