Sydney Opera House - Badu Gili, Water Light, 5.45pm - 6pm, Free
Badu Gili means ‘water light’ in the language of the traditional owners of Bennelong Point, the Gadigal people. The new daily experience 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 histories and contemporary vibrancy of Australia’s First Nations cultures, Badu Gili continues the traditions of Bennelong Point, formerly known as Tubowgule (‘where the knowledge waters meet’). It has been a gathering place for community, ceremony and storytelling for thousands of years.
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. The artists are 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.
Badu Gili is a free experience best viewed from the Podium at the top of the Monumental Steps at Sydney Opera House.
For more info, check the official website here
Age: All ages
When: Every day at sunset, 5.45pm to 6pm and second show at 7pm
Monday 28 August 2017 to Saturday 30 June 2018
Duration: runs approx 7 minutes
Where: Sydney Opera House
Parking: The Sydney Opera House Carpark, operated by Wilson Parking is located underneath the building, with access via 2A Macquarie St, Sydney. Wilson Parking offers prepaid discounted parking via their online booking system, Book A Bay.
Nearby Food: Opera Kitchen
Awesome Coffee: Coffee by Double Roasters at The Lounge