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Yarrkalpa – Sydney Opera House – Vivid Sydney 2022

by on May.27, 2022, under Photography



NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR @ 54 mm, 5 sec at f/8, ISO 64

Each year an internationally-renowned artist is commissioned to create an original artwork for projection onto the Sydney Opera House that captures the spirit of the iconic landmark recognised as the cultural epicentre of Australia

Yarrkalpa – Hunting Ground

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR @ 60 mm, 1/13 to 0.4 sec at f/6, ISO 2000 x 44 Frames

Known as Lighting of the Sails, this year Sydney-based creative technologists Curiious will bring to life the stunning Martumili collective painting Yarrkalpa – Hunting Ground, Parnngurr Area 2013 across the spectacular sails, extending the Martu Artists’ stories beyond the walls of a gallery

Yarrkalpa – Hunting Ground is a visually striking and complex painting, brimming with vibrant colour and energy, which depicts the Parnngurr community and surrounding landscape. It represents an intimate connection with country, cataloguing seasons, traditional burning practices and regrowth, hunting and resources, as well as abstracted ancestral stories

For these shots I was positioned directly inbetween the four projector bunkers – so I’ve got about half a dozen of the projectors immediately to my left and right. Great if you want to have the beams seen in the frame. Probably a bit much in this instance. Especially since the nearest projector front element is literally 10cm from my camera Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

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