Step back in time to Warrane, a.k.a Sydney Cove, 500 years ago. A time long before the present-day climate crisis. A time when humans and nature lived...

BARANI

Location:

Darling Harbour
Australia

Venue:
Australian National Maritime Museum
Price:
Free
Barani
Barani

Artist Details

Studio Gilay

Studio Gilay

Studio Gilay, founded in 2021 by Jake Duczynski and James Hackett, is a Sydney based production company known for their unique design, close collaboration, and honest approach to storytelling. Committed to originality, diversity, and authentic representation, Studio Gilay brings together a dynamic and passionate team, over a third of whom are of First Nations heritage. This includes talented writers, directors, and artists.

Access and Inclusion

  • Audio Described - Audio description is a service provided for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Trained audio describers give live, objective, verbal descriptions.
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

Event Details

Step back in time to Warrane, a.k.a Sydney Cove, 500 years ago. A time long before the present-day climate crisis. A time when humans and nature lived in harmony.

BARANI, a Gadigal word meaning yesterday, offers a bittersweet narrative, rich with historical and cultural significance. It provides a new way to see the land on which we stand today. Using a unique blend of modern, digital illustration and First Nations iconography, a moving coming-of-age and mother-and-son story unfolds before us. Through this dynamic relationship, themes of love, connection, independence and the inextricable link between humanity and nature are explored.

The beauty of BARANI and the juxtaposition of this story against the present-day-Sydney skyline, invites us to examine our current relationship to nature. This story from a Sydney Harbour many moons ago is a reminder to heed First Nations wisdom and the call to connect more deeply with the world around us.

Country represented by installation: Australia

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Access and Inclusion

  • Audio Described - Audio description is a service provided for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Trained audio describers give live, objective, verbal descriptions.
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.