Yakkazoo produced Badu Gili 2018 through its “CoLab” approach, where multiple players collaborate seamlessly to achieve a creative aspiration. Working with curator Rhoda Roberts AO and artists Djambawa Marawili AM, Mervyn Rubuntja, Mabel Juli, Patricia Ansell Dodds, Penny Evans and Aiona Tala Gaidan, Yakkazoo created a visual storyline for the artists diverse artworks to become a holistic, visual and cultural experience, underpinned by an original soundscape by Damian Robinson.
Essential to this was ensuring the integrity of the original static artworks. The artists placed enormous trust in both the Sydney Opera House and in Yakkazoo to translate them into moving imagery. Each artist is so distinctive and unique, how do you enable them to flow into one another, capturing the theme of “water-light”, while amplifying the unique essence of each artist?
Yakkazoo’s expertise in content creation, collaboration and public art came to the fore, with an ethos of creating at the speed of culture to deliver a significant evolution of Badu Gili in 2018.
Its outreach to audiences, locally, nationally and globally is at an all-time high.
Yakkazoo is exploring new opportunities for Badu Gili, with future integrations of emerging technologies to elevate the significance and beauty of this project even further.
“Badu Gili 2018 is a unique experience, working with Yakkazoo was a shared undertaking. Through their excellence, depth and creative approach our artists stories were bought alive through new technology. The ancient knowledge that needs to be shared had been painted to canvas and was transported onto the Sydney Opera House sails for the world to access.
The Yakkazoo Dream team approached the work with enthusiasm, fostering a shared sense of belonging and developing excellence. But it was their knowledge of the digital marketing world which brought fresh-thinking to the table. For me their personal spirit and generosity made this project soar and was above and beyond our expectations, delivering a truly unique collaboration. I look forward to working with them on other projects in the near future. Yakkazoo are solid professionals who surpass expectations.”
Rhoda Roberts, Head of First Nations Programming , Sydney Opera House
All images credit: Daniel Boud