We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of New South Wales stands.

Badu Gili: Wonder Women – Judith Inkamala

Please ensure javascript is enabled to watch video

Western Aranda artist Judith Inkamala was so moved by the 2019-20 New South Wales bushfires that she created a ceramic pot as a homage to all the people and wildlife affected by the disaster.

In 2021, Coby Edgar, our curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, selected Judith’s poignant work to be a part of Badu Gili: Wonder Women, a major animation project for the sails of the Sydney Opera House. Join Coby and Judith as they discuss the inspiration for the work and bringing it to life on the iconic architecture of the Sydney Opera House.

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.