Each night at sunset, Badu Gili would light up the eastern Bennelong Sail with ancient First Nations stories in a spectacular seven-minute projection. As the lights are dimmed on the sails, we bring Badu Gili to your living room.
Curated by Rhoda Roberts, Head of First Nations Programming, Badu Gili traces the ancient songlines of First Nations storytelling across Australia. See the works of eminent First Nations artists including Judith (Jenuarrie) Warrie, Mervyn Rubuntja and Djambawa Marawili AM projected onto the Opera House's eastern Bennelong sail across two chapters, accompanied by an original soundscape by Damian Robinson.
Stay tuned also for an intimate performance by First Nations singer-songwriter Leah Flanagan from her home.
View the Sydney Opera House Reconciliation Action Plan to learn more about how we promote cultural awareness and celebrate First Nations cultures through presentation of First Nations works and stories.
Badu Gili has been enabled by the Opera House, its Idealist donors and the Australia Council for the Arts.
Tune in for this Indigenous led conversation on Indigenous art by those who create, curate and write about it. Keynote discussion led by aabaakwad founder Wanda Nanibush and Wiradjuri artist/scholar Brook Andrew.
Hold your very own dance party with Daz and Jax Compton, stars of the popular TV show Move it Mob Style! Big and little kids alike are invited to learn contemporary Indigenous and hip-hop infused dance moves.