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Indigenous stories of Wonder Women light up Sydney Opera House

Indigenous stories are lighting up the Sydney Opera House sails for the Badu Gili exhibition. Photo: AAP
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One of Australia’s most iconic landmarks is playing canvas to works by a group of Indigenous female artists.

The sails of the Sydney Opera House were on Thursday illuminated for day one of the ongoing projection exhibition Badu Gili: Wonder Women.

“Badu Gili – meaning ‘water light’ … is a free daily experience that explores ancient First Nations stories in a spectacular six-minute projection,” organisers say.

Works by six artists make up the 2021 projection series, which is a collaboration of the Opera House and the Art Gallery of NSW, marking the latter facility’s 150th anniversary.

The sails will illuminate each evening on rotation in the third chapter of Badu Gili, which has been held previously in 2017 and 2018.

The artists featured are Marlene Gilson, Judith Inkamala, Sally M Nangala Mulda, Marlene Rubuntja, Elaine Russell and Kaylene Whiskey.