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Badu Gili: Wonder Women – Elaine Russell

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Kamilaroi artist Elaine Russell’s painting of mission life illuminates the sails of the Sydney Opera House as part of Badu Gili: Wonder Women, a major animation project.

Coby Edgar, our curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, speaks with Troy Russell about his mother’s legacy and how she remains integral to the narrative of Aboriginal people’s experiences in New South Wales.

Badu Gili: Wonder Women is a creative collaboration between the Sydney Opera House and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, to mark the Art Gallery’s 150th anniversary. The vibrant new animation of artworks weaves together the works and stories of six female First Nations artists from across Australia. The full animation is projected onto the Sydney Opera House’s eastern Bennelong sails at sunset and can also be viewed online.