ICC Sydney Launches Aboriginal Experience

2nd September 2022

A digital experience called ‘Gadigal Dreaming – The Sacred Country of the Gadigal People’ is now available for visitors around International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney). In collaboration with Bilbie XR Labs — an award-winning First Nations digital storytelling enterprise, the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council (MLALC) and with the support of Investment New South Wales, the innovative experience will present the traditional cultural practices of the Gadigal Country, the land on which ICC Sydney is situated.

From 1 September to 31 October, Gadigal Dreaming will show interactive, animated scenes at sunset daily on the outdoor screens throughout Darling Harbour, Tumbalong, and then every hour on the hour until 11:00pm.

ASM Global Group Director, Convention Centres and ICC Sydney CEO, Geoff Donaghy said: “Our gratitude goes to Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council, Bilbie XR Labs for their counsel on the Gadigal Dreaming activation and to Investment New South Wales for its support. As an iconic destination, which stands and operates on the traditional lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation – the land of Tumbalong and the waterway of Gomora, on what is known today as Darling Harbour – ICC Sydney strives to truly reconcile with First Nations people through our business practices. We hope Gadigal Dreaming will increase visitors to this dynamic family-friendly precinct and encourage event attendees to stay longer in the area,”

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