Indigenous art livens up the Sydney Opera House

Jun 29, 2017, 7:08 AM EDT
(Source: Jason Painter/flickr)
(Source: Jason Painter/flickr)

Starting from June 28, the exterior 'sails' of the iconic Sydney Opera House will be illuminated with a vibrant animation narrating the stories of indigenous Australia through the works of five prominent native artists.

The show, Badu Gili, meaning “water light,” blends music and images showcasing the history and culture of Australia’s First Nations in a contemporary style, writes the BBC.

The seven-minute animated projections run in the local Gadigal language, and as described by Rhoda Roberts, head of First Nations programming at The Opera House, convey "a sense of that lore and identity that seeps across this country,” notes Pedestrian.