Badu Gili at The Sydney Opera House

A celebration of traditional landowners, the creative pulse of the city and one of Sydney’s greatest icons.

Badu Gili is a stunning new art instillation taking place each night across the sails of the Sydney Opera House that celebrates the art and history of First Australians.

In the language of the Gadigal people, traditional owners of Bennelong Point Badu Gili means “water light”.

From seven pm each night, the sails will be illuminated with awe-inspiring artworks that combine the traditional and modern imagery, weaving together past and present in one breathtaking lightshow.

Curated by the Opera House’s Head of First Nations Programming, Rhoda Roberts AO, 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.

Taking place nightly, starting at seven pm, the Badu Gili exhibition lets you experience one of Sydney’s most iconic structures in a truly unforgettable way.

For the best viewing, walk over to the other side of the harbour at the Overseas Passenger Terminal where you can see Badu Gili in all its glory.

Badu Gili occurs nightly, from 7pm.

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