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Lighting of the Sails 2022: Yarrkalpa - Hunting Ground

Two years in the making, this digital artwork projected onto the sails was created by Martumili Artists and Sydney-based creative technologists Curiious, bringing to life the Parnngurr community and its surrounding landscape, with a soundtrack by Electric Fields featuring the vocals of the Martu Artists.

Megan Cope holding a piece of paper in front of the Opera House.
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Whispers: Megan Cope

On Tubowgule, now called Bennelong Point, Quandamooka artist Megan Cope introduces Whispers, a melding of First Nations history and environmental consciousness. In this artwork, commissioned for our 50th anniversary, more than 85,000 oyster shells are positioned across the Sydney Opera House precinct. The artist evokes the ancestral midden sites that were used on this site for Aboriginal celebrations and gatherings for thousands of years.

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Spinifex Gum (2019)

Available worldwide from 5 Oct to 5 Nov 2023
The voices of young Indigenous women from Gondwana Choirs, singing in English and Yindjibarndi, come together with The Cat Empire’s Felix Riebl and guests Emma Donovan, Peter Garrett and Briggs for a powerful collaboration. (Stream Premiere)

Silhouettes of a person playing a bugle and another playing the digeridoo on the sails of the Opera House.
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The Last Post (Winds of Change)

The Last Post (Winds of Change) is a new arrangement of the special ceremonial piece, which holds great significance to everyone who has fought for this country, their families, and for Australian citizens.

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DanceRites 2023 - The Finals

Since its inception in 2015, more than 1300 participants from 95 dance groups have joined Australia’s national First Nations dance competition at Bennelong Point, a First Nations meeting place for tens of thousands of years.

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Badu Gili - Sails Projection | Celebrating First Nations Culture

Badu Gili lights up the eastern Bennelong Sail with ancient First Nations stories in a spectacular projection. Curated by Rhoda Roberts, former Head of First Nations Programming, Badu Gili traces the ancient songlines of First Nations storytelling across Australia.

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Dance Rites 2019 - First Nations Dance & Culture

Dance Rites — Australia’s First Nations dance competition — is the Sydney Opera House’s free celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island dance and cultures on the Sydney Opera House Forecourt, taking place each spring. In November 2019, more than 350 performers from 19 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island groups celebrated the dance and culture of the first inhabitants of this land.

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Badu Gili | Celebrating First Nations Culture (Audio Described)

This stream is audio description is for those who are blind or have low vision, as well as their family, friends, companions and carers who would like to experience an audio description of Badu Gili 2018, an Opera House sails lighting experience that takes place on the Bennelong sail each day at sunset

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Badu Gili | Wonder Women (Audio Described)

A celebration of the rich history and contemporary vibrancy of Australia’s First Nations culture, Badu Gili continues the traditions of Bennelong Point, formerly known as Tubowgule ('where the knowledge waters meet'), a gathering place for community, ceremony and storytelling for thousands of years.

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Badu Gili | Wonder Women

A celebration of the rich history and contemporary vibrancy of Australia’s First Nations culture, Badu Gili continues the traditions of Bennelong Point, formerly known as Tubowgule ('where the knowledge waters meet'), a gathering place for community, ceremony and storytelling for thousands of years.

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Guwanyi Walama

Join our Indigenous narrators on a journey into the history and culture of Bennelong Point in this digital tour created especially for kids!

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Ziggy Ramo “Little Things” feat. Paul Kelly

In a cinematic journey tracking forward and backwards in time, Ziggy Ramo makes his directorial debut with the music video for his new single “Little Things” feat Paul Kelly.