Alumna project lights up Sydney Opera House

the lighting of the sails, alumna project lights up sydney opera house

Lara Allen, is set to launch one of her most exciting projects to date – The Lighting of the Sails at the Sydney Opera House, Australia.

The alumna’s work ‘Yarrkalpa – Hunting Ground, 2021’ animated display, forms part of Vivid Sydney an annual festival which transforms Sydney’s city centre.

As Curiious' senior producer, Lara played an essential role in the projected animation, inspired by the aboriginal Martu Artists collective painting Yarrkalpa - Hunting Ground, Parnngurr Area 2013, painted by eight female Martu artists 

Lara said:

“We were privileged to have met with three of the Martu Artists who created Yarrkalpa -Hunting Ground - Parnngurr Area 2013, Ngamaru Bidu, Kumpaya Girgirba and Thelma Judsonwho allowed us to see beyond the surface of the painting.

“It’s our responsibility to bring a sense of this authenticity to the animation. The painting is as much about passing down skills through generations as it is about creative expression.”

The Lighting of the Sails takes place between 6 and 28 August in Sydney. 

Lara graduated with a BA degree in Painting in 2004.