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Sea of Hands at Barangaroo

ANTaR, national organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation and rights, is partnering with the Barangaroo Delivery Authority to bring its interactive symbol of reconciliation, the Sea of Hands, to Barangaroo Reserve for National Reconciliation Week 2016.

Visitors can participate in the Sea of Hands installation by planting a hand between 10am and 4pm each day from Friday, 27 May until Saturday, 4 June at Barangaroo Reserve.

The vibrant installation has been designed by Gurindji/Malngin/Mudpurra artist and researcher Brenda L Croft. It is inspired by historical portraits depicting Eora men, including one of Barangaroo’s husbands, Bennelong, adorned in customary ochre body markings. Customary markings on the body reference the integral relationship that Indigenous people have to, and with, Country.

To mark the opening of the installation, a free Opening Night Concert will be held on Friday, 27 May (5pm-8:30pm) featuring live performances by Christine Anu and Casey Donovan on Barangaroo Reserve’s Walumil Lawns.

Visitors to Barangaroo Reserve can learn more about reconciliation at the ANTaR information hub and book an Aboriginal cultural tour with Barangaroo’s Visitor Services Guides.

For more information on the Sea of Hands concert, or to book a tour of Barangaroo Reserve, visit and

WHAT: Sea of Hands at Barangaroo
WHEN: 27/05/2016 - 05/06/2016 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
WHERE: Barangaroo Reserve

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