Duncan Dix | Design & Direction
Duncan Dix | Design & Direction
Outstanding design for film, commercial & experience.

Badu Gili

Sydney Opera House

Experience | Projection


Illuminating the Eastern sails of Sydney Opera House daily at sunset, Badu Gili - meaning ‘water light’ - celebrates the work of six First Nations artists. Curated by Rhoda Roberts AO, Badu Gili 2018 features the work of Mervyn Rubuntja, Mabel Juli, Penny Evans, Aiona tala Gaidan, Patricia Ansell Dodds & Djambawa Marawili.

Each artists unique vision was meticulously brought to life across the sails. The focus of the artists work, location, & methods forming the basis of both the narrative & animation styles throughout the piece. A vast range of techniques were used - from illustration, photography, 2D & 3D animation to modelling, rigging, compositing & particle systems - whilst maintaining a handmade, tactile feel to the work.



Making Badu Gili

Narrative Development

Storyboard Development





Badu Gili Artists

Mervyn Rubuntja
Mabel Juli
Penny Evans
Aiona tala Gaidan
Patricia Ansell Dodds
Djambawa Marawilli

Sydney Opera House

Curator - Rhoda Roberts AO
Sound Design - Damian Robinson