Sydney Opera House to come alive with indigenous art

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image captionIndigenous art will be displayed on the Sydney Opera House every night

A vibrant animation telling stories of indigenous Australia will be projected on to the Sydney Opera House every night at sunset.

The seven-minute show, beginning on Wednesday, will turn the works of five prominent indigenous artists into a permanent part of the city's skyline.

The show, Badu Gili, means "water light" in the language of the site's traditional owners, the Gadigal people.

Organisers say it celebrates time-honoured stories with contemporary art.

"It combines music and images to create a gateway to Australia's First Nations history and culture for the 8.2 million people who visit the opera house each year," said curator Rhoda Roberts.

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image captionThe seven-minute animation will play at sunset

The animation features works by Jenuarrie (Judith Warrie), Frances Belle Parker, Alick Tipoti, Lin Onus and Minnie Pwerle.

It will debut at 17:45 local time (07:45 GMT) on Wednesday.

Spectacular art installations most recently lit up the opera house for Vivid Sydney, a light festival.

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