Damulayun ngangara buranggalyun
we exchange names so the Old Lady sleeps peacefully,
we mark the space
to honour the namesake
Barangaroo Ngangamay honours the Old Lady Barangaroo, a Cammeraygal woman who lived during the time of the British invasion of Sydney. Barangaroo was a powerful Law Woman, expert fisherwoman, wielder of the digging stick, and a living encyclopedia carrying ecological and cultural knowledge carefully preserved across many generations.
Barangaroo Ngangamay is a multimedia site-specific work by Genevieve Grieves and Amanda Jane Reynolds at Barangaroo Reserve in Sydney, displayed here as a branch of the larger work. In coming together for ceremony, the artists pay respect to the Ancestors, acknowledge the connections between the past and the present, and strengthen pathways for future generations.
Henrietta Baird, Jessica Birk, Aunty Lois Birk, Nadeena Dixon, Aunty Rhonda Dixon-Grovenor, Bonnie Elliott, Genevieve Grieves, Miah Madden, Lille Madden, Maddy Madden, Corina Marino, Asheweeni Mason, Aunty Lee-Anne Mason, Sharon Mason, Aunty Vivienne Mason, Malakai Norman-Dadd, Aunty Jo Anne Rey, Arabella Smith, Mariko Smith, Aunty Lila Stewart, Amanda Jane Reynolds
Barangaroo Ngangamay is presented in partnership with Barangaroo Delivery Authority and Stella Stories