The sails of the Sydney Opera House are often a canvas for projections throughout the year, but now the icon is set to be a display for Indigenous Australian art every sunset.
It’s called Badu Gili, meaning “water light” in the language of the traditional owners of the land the building sits on, the Gadigal people.
The projection will comprise of a seven-minute animation exploring ancient stories, and will begin its appearance on the sails from Wednesday evening at sunset.
“Badu Gili uses contemporary artworks and new mediums to celebrate time-honoured stories of seasonal change in flora and fauna,” the Sydney Opera House’s Head of First Nations Programming, Rhoda Roberts, said in a statement.
The combination of music and images would provide a “gateway to Australia’s First Nations history and culture for the 8.2 million people who visit the Opera House each year,” Roberts added.
The animations bring together the works of five Indigenous artists from around Australia and the Torres Strait Islands, including Jenuarrie (Judith Warrie), Frances Belle Parker, Alick Tipoti and the late Lin Onus and Minnie Pwerle.
And gee, don’t they look amazing?