Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

Events and programs developed as part of the Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition.

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Songlines: the foundational Australian story

Indigenous scholar and designer Alison Page, Big hART creative director Scott Rankin, filmmaker and Martu man Curtis Taylor, Songlines lead curator Dr Margo Neale, with ABC RN presenter Paul Barclay

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, 16 November 2017

Defining and understanding Aboriginal songlines as epic foundational stories and part of the dreaming, Jukurrpa, using modern digital storytelling.

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culture, indigenous

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Telling the story of Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

Sita McAlpine and Christiane Keller, curators, National Museum of Australia

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, 1 December 2017

Behind the scenes stories of travelling with Aboriginal artists and recording and telling their stories in the lead up to the Songlines exhibition.

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culture, indigenous, women

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Behind the technology – creating the dome

Dr Peter Morse, Fulldome Artist, Hobart, Tasmania

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, 17 November 2017

The latest technology behind the digital dome on show in the Songlines exhibition, with an outline of the artworks and film featured in the Walinynga (Cave Hill) and Seven Sisters experiences.

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culture, digital, exhibition, indigenous

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Creating and curating Songlines

Dr Margo Neale, Indigenous Advisor to the Director, National Museum of Australia

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, 27 October 2017

The fascinating story of how the exhibition Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters came into being, over a period of more than five year as told by the lead curator.

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culture, exhibition, indigenous

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Songlines audio journey

Ursula Yovich, Alison Page and Duncan Smith

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, 15 September 2017

Connect with the Seven Sisters as they travel across the land pursued by a mischievous shape-shifter in this audio tour originally developed for the Songlines exhibition. Contains sexual references.

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exhibition, indigenous, journeys, women

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Word for word – Songlines

Musician and Gamilaraay language teacher Nardi Simpson, linguist and Western Desert language expert Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis, author and Aboriginal educator Dr Paul Collis, and Indigenous policy expert Sarah Burr

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, 4 February 2018

Explore the languages of Australia’s first peoples and how words that often defy translation into English carry knowledge, culture and a way of being in the world.

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culture, indigenous, language

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