Badu Gili – Sydney Opera House

Badu Gili 2017

Daily sails lighting at sunset and 7pm

Watch this short footage above on how this incredible project came together behind the scenes. 

Badu Gili – meaning ‘water light’ in the language of the traditional owners of Bennelong Point, the Gadigal people – is a new daily experience that explores ancient First Nations stories in a spectacular seven-minute projection, illuminating the Opera House’s eastern Bennelong sail year-round at sunset and 7pm.

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.

Badu Gili is a free experience best viewed from the Podium at the top of the Monumental Steps.

Celebrating First Nations culture

An important pillar of the Opera House’s year-round First Nations program, Badu Giliis 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.

Curated by the Opera House’s Head of First Nations Programming, Rhoda Roberts AO with the support of Artists in Motion, the projections weave together the work of five eminent First Nations artists from across Australia and the Torres Strait Islands, Jenuarrie (Judith Warrie), Frances Belle Parker, Alick Tipoti and the late Lin Onus and Minnie Pwerle. Accompanying the projection is a soundscape composed by Damian Robinson, featuring vocals from Richard Green, Djakapurra Munyarryun, Cecil Mcleod, Taryn Beatty, Honey Beatty and Travis De Vries.

View the Sydney Opera House Reconciliation Action Plan

View Badu Gili Audio Described

Badu Gili has been enabled by the Opera House, its Idealist donors and the Australia Council for the Arts. 

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