Sydney’s International Towers commissions works from Bula’Bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation
In the spirit of tradition, Indigenous artists from the Northern Territory have created 44 unique Dilly Bags to transform the lobby of International Towers Two and Three during the festive period.
The installation brings the work of Bula’bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation in North East Arnhem Land, home of the Yolngu people, to Barangaroo, the traditional home of the Gadigal people.
“Our ethos of inclusion comes to the fore during the festive season, a time when it is important to be respectful of people from all cultures and beliefs. The language of art is a universal one and we are proud to provide a forum for these talented Indigenous artists to share their inspiring stories,” International Towers General Manager, Mr Tony Byrne said.
Supporting indigenous enterprise
International Towers has proudly collaborated with Bula’Bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation in North East Arnhem Land to produce the traditional Dilly Bags within this installation.
The display is a modern Australian interpretation of the traditional Christmas tree, reflecting our respect towards multiple faiths, and is a completely sustainable creation.
In keeping with the values and traditions of Christmas; generosity, humility, inclusion and egalitarianism - it is made entirely by elements sourced from our local environment: flora including Christmas Bush, Red flowering gum, Coral Fern, Tetra Nuts, Kangaroo Paw, Eucalyptus Caesar, Woody Pear, Birds Nest Banksia plus sustainable LED lighting.
The Bula’Bula Art Aboriginal Corporation is known as ‘The cultural heart of Ramingining community’ representing approx.150 artists, providing materials, mentoring and business support, cultural maintenance, inter-generational learning programs as well as income and employment opportunities for the community. If you would like to understand more about Bula'Bula initiatives: