EORA BENNELONG for Vivid Sydney

Artistic Director:

Stephen Page


EORA – Bennelong is a brand-new, large-scale installation that marries Aboriginal history, dance, art and architecture. It can be seen exclusively on the imposing Southern Pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge throughout Vivid Sydney.

As the sun goes down on the Harbour City, Sydney will be transformed into a colourful canvas of light, music, and ideas.

EORA – Bennelong honours one of Australia’s most mythologised and celebrated individuals from the days of first contact: Woollarawarre Bennelong. Created by Bangarra’s Artistic Director Stephen Page and Head of Design Jacob Nash, the projection is inspired by a historical portrait of Bennelong. With Jacob as Design Director, the duo delved into history and traditional lore, finding rare stories and historical portraits and bringing them to life with contemporary movement.

Bennelong’s spirit will be brought to life with overlaid footage of some of Australia’s most exciting contemporary dancers: Beau Dean Riley Smith, Luke Currie-Richardson and Rikki Mason.

Go exploring at night and let Bangarra shine a light on this fascinating chapter of Sydney’s Aboriginal history.


Artistic Director
  • Stephen Page
Head of Design
  • Jacob Nash
Director of Photography
  • Simon Morris
  • Simon Njoo
  • Blackbird