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We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation as the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of this land. We offer our respect to their Elders both past and present.

We acknowledge this place is named after Barangaroo, a leader of the Cammeraygal people and wife of Bennelong of the Wangal people, who played a significant role within her community and that of the early British colony.

Naabami: Barangaroo on display this month

9 Jan 2023

Naabami (thou shall/will see): Barangaroo (army of me) by leading First Nations multidisciplinary artist Brenda L. Croft has been unveiled.

60 large-scale photographic portraits of First Nations women and girls sit along the Barangaroo waterfront. These portraits reflect diverse representation of Barangaroo’s ongoing inspiration, cultural continuity and connection to spirit and place.

Brenda L. Croft is from the Gurindji/Malngin/Mudburra peoples from the Victoria River region of the Northern Territory, and Anglo-Australian, German, Irish and Chinese heritage. She has been at the forefront of the Australian First Nations and broader contemporary arts and cultural sectors as a multidisciplinary creative practitioner - artist, arts administrator, consultant, curator, educator and researcher. Currently Brenda is a Professor of Indigenous Art History and Curatorship at the Australian National University and in 2023 – 24 will be the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University.

These artworks are delivered under the joint NSW Government and Lendlease Public Art and Cultural Plan for Barangaroo. The Plan guides the commissioning and management of public art across the precinct for the community to enjoy.

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Photo credit: Daniel Boud