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Behind the artwork that lit up the Opera House at Vivid LIVE 2016

Celebrating First Nations' spirituality and culture through the songlines of our land and sky, Rhoda Roberts, Head of First Nation's Programming at Sydney Opera House and the director of 2016's Lighting the Sails, tells the story of songlines and why this ancient knowledge is at the core of Indigenous and Australian identity.

Produced by Sydney Opera House
Narration and Creative Direction by Rhoda Roberts
Art Direction and Animation by Eddy Herringson
Music Composed and Designed by Rhoda Roberts and Damien Robinson featuring songmen Djakapurra Munyarryun and Cecil McLeod

"It's an oral archive of our history and mapping of country." 

Rhoda Roberts, Head of First Nations Programming

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