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Barangaroo Reserve

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  • Barangaroo
  1. Photograph: Anna Kucera
    Photograph: Anna Kucera
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    Photograph: Anna Kucera
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    Photograph: Anna Kucera
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Time Out says

Sydney's new six-hectare harbourside park is every bit worth the fuss

Did you know Barangaroo was a kickass businesswoman? Named for the pioneering second wife of Bennelong (the Eora man who played a key interlocutory role between original inhabitants and the British settlers). According to Rhoda Roberts, director of Indigenous programming and ceremonies, Barangaroo was the first Aboriginal woman to turn a profit from the newly arrived hungry white folks by selling them surplus fish.

Barangaroo Reserve was opened in September 2015 on a site that used to be a vacant wharf. It's a park and entertainment space that runs over a number of levels with panoramic views of Sydney Harbour. There's a space called the Cutaway which is used for indoor events and exhibitions, and there are often food trucks parked outside.

Written by Emma Joyce

Details

Address:
Barangaroo Point Park
Sydney
2000

What’s on

The Great Animal Orchestra

  • Digital and interactive

Walking into this immersive audio-visual experience, it feels a little bit like entering a David Attenborough doco, minus the cinematic visuals, with an added sense like you’re also stepping into The Matrix.  Making its Australian premiere as part of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney, The Great Animal Orchestra is a mesmerising experience of animal sounds recorded in natural habitats around the world and arranged by American pioneer soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause. The immersive soundscape comes to life with colour-coded visualisations, created by United Visual Artists, of each animal's contributions to the ‘orchestra’ in vulnerable habitats in Africa, North America, the Pacific Ocean and the Amazonas. Created at the initiative of the Fondation Cartier pour L’art Contemporain in Paris, this immersive installation is presented at the Stargazer Lawn, Barangaroo for the duration of the Biennale from March 12 to June 13, 2022. When it comes to making movies, and a lot of immersive art installations, sound is usually the last element added to the mix. However in this environmentally charged work, audio is the essential central element. The Great Animal Orchestra will take you out of city life and into tropical grasslands, savannas and Arctic tundra for an ‘otherworldly encounter’ with a soundscape of 15,000 animal species recorded over the last 50 years. After working with musicians including George Harrison and the Doors and creating effects for film scores including Francis Ford Co

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