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Badu Gili: Wonder Women – Marlene Rubuntja

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Western Arrente artist Marlene Rubuntja’s sculpture Woman with Dilly Bags and Dilly Bag hat 2019 dances across the Sydney Opera House sails as part of the project Badu Gili: Wonder Women.

Marlene speaks to Coby Edgar, curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, about her practice and what it means to see one of her colourful creations leap and frolic across the iconic architecture.

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 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.