An ancient creation saga featuring a dramatic chase across the Australian deserts is at the heart of the groundbreaking exhibition Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters.
A world first in scale and complexity, Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters showcases sections of five Indigenous Western and Central Desert songlines, utilising more than 200 paintings and objects, as well as song, dance, photography and multimedia, to narrate the story of the Seven Sisters, as they traverse the continent from west to east, through three states and across 500,000 square kilometres of desert country. By following the trail of stunning art and installations throughout the exhibition, visitors will effectively “walk” the songlines. These are both complex spiritual pathways and vehicles for naming and locating waterholes and food sources critical for survival in the desert. The project that led to the exhibition was initiated by Aboriginal elders who set out to preserve the Seven Sisters stories for future generations and to promote understanding of songlines more broadly. The exhibition features the world’s highest resolution six-metre-wide travelling DomeLab under which visitors will be immersed in images of Seven Sisters rock art from the remote Cave Hill site in South Australia, as well as animated art works, and the transit of the Orion constellation and the Pleiades star cluster. Standing beneath the domed ceiling visitors will be transported to sites relating to the Seven Sisters songlines.
Margo Neale, National Museum Lead Indigenous Curator, National Museum of Canberra, Canberra
Stéphanie Leclerc-Caffarel, Head of the Oceania collection, musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Paris
Studio Vaste and Studio Formule
- Place: Galerie Jardin
From Tuesday 04 April 2023 at Sunday 02 July 2023
Closed on mondayTuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:30 am-07:00 pmThursday: 10:30 am-10:00 pm
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