Song­lines: Track­ing the Seven Sis­ters

15 Septem­ber 2017–25 Fe­bru­ary 2018 National Mu­seum of Aus­tralia, Can­berra, ACT

Australian Geographic - - Walk about -

CON­CERNED THAT their young peo­ple were for­get­ting their past among the dis­trac­tions of the mod­ern age, Anangu el­ders be­gan this long-run­ning project to record the Seven Sis­ters song­lines, for their own com­mu­ni­ties and for all Aus­tralians to en­joy. De­tail­ing epic mytho­log­i­cal cre­ation sto­ries that en­code law and morals, song­lines also map practical in­for­ma­tion, such as the lo­ca­tion of bush foods and wa­ter­holes, that’s crit­i­cal for sur­vival. This ex­hi­bi­tion is on a vast scale and uses paint­ings, pho­to­graphs and mul­ti­me­dia, in­clud­ing the world’s high­est res­o­lu­tion dig­i­tal dome, to al­low vis­i­tors to ‘walk’ the song­lines through three states and across three deserts. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit: nma.gov.au/ex­hi­bi­tions/song­lines

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