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Featured artworks

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters is a journey along the Ancestral routes of the Seven Sisters as they flee across deserts, pursued relentlessly by a sorcerer. Stories originally performed on country are being shared in new ways, with artworks becoming portals to the deserts of the Martu, the Ngaanyatjarra and the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara peoples. Click on an image for more about these select works.

  • Yarrkalpa
    Yarrkalpa
  • Minyipuru at Pangkal
    Minyipuru at Pangkal
  • Traditional Owners of Cave Hill
    Traditional Owners of Cave Hill (Seven Sisters)
  • Pangkapini, Minyipuru
  • Kuru Ala
    Kuru Ala
  • Kungkarrangkalpa
    Kungkarrangkalpa
  • Kungkarrangkalnga-ya Parrpakanu
  • Kungkarangkalpa walka
    Kungkarangkalpa walka
  • Minyma Punu Kungkarangkalpa, 2017
    Minyma Punu Kungkarangkalpa
  • Tjukurrpa Kungkarrangkalpa
    Tjukurrpa Kungkarrangkalpa
  • The Seven Sisters
    The Seven Sisters
  • Parnngurr Rock Hole
    Parnngurr Rock Hole
  • Minyipuru Pangkalpa
    Minyipuru Pangkalpa
  • Tjukurrpa Kungkarrangkalpa  Kulyuru and Kuru Ala
    Tjukurrpa Kungkarrangkalpa – Kulyuru and Kuru Ala
  • Seven ceramic pots on two plinths in a gallery.
    Kungkarangkalpa

Featured artists

More than 100 artists are represented in Songlines. Learn more about the remarkable women who created the featured artworks above.

Yaritji Young, Freda Brady, Maringka Tunkin and Tjungkara Ken, 2016:

We are all kanguru pulka, big sisters, to the young women. Like in the Seven Sisters story – we must teach and protect our young sisters. This is like our painting, too. When we work together as a family, we are learning and teaching each other and our young sisters and daughters … this important Tjukurpa.

  • Portrait of a woman
    Tjapartji Kanytjuri Bates
  • Portrait of a woman
    Ngamaru Bidu
  • Portrait of a woman
    Yikartu Bumba
  • Portrait of a woman
    Nyurpaya Kaika Burton
  • Portrait of a woman
    Alison Milyika Carroll
  • Portrait of a woman
    Judith Yinyika Chambers
  • Portrait of a woman
    May Wokka Chapman
  • Portrait of a woman
    Nancy Nyanjilpayi Chapman
  • Portrait of a woman
    Jennifer Mintiyi Connelly
  • Portrait of a woman
    Belle Karrika Davidson
  • Portrait of a woman
    Nora Nyutjanka Davidson
  • Portrait of a woman
    Lorraine Davies
  • Portrait of a woman
    Brenda Douglas
  • Portrait of a woman
    Elizabeth Dunn
  • Portrait of a woman
    Janet Nyumitji Forbes
  • Portrait of a woman
    Kumpaya Girgirba
  • Portrait of a woman
    Debbie Hansen
  • Portrait of a woman
    Estelle Inyika Hogan
  • Portrait of a man
    Rupert Jack
  • Portrait of a woman
    Thelma Judson
  • Portrait of a woman
    Ilawanti Ungkutjuru Ken
  • Portrait of a woman
    Betty Laidlaw
  • Portrait of a woman
    Nyumitja Laidlaw
  • Portrait of a woman
    Janet Nuyunkanya Lane
  • Portrait of a woman
    Miriam Iwana Lane
  • Portrait of a woman
    Elaine Warnatjura Lane
  • Portrait of a woman
    Freda Yimunya Lane
  • Portrait of a woman
    Claudia Yayimpi Lewis
  • Portrait of a woman
    Lynette Lewis
  • Portrait of a woman
    Niningka Lewis
  • Portrait of a woman
    Rachael Mipantjiti Lionel
  • Portrait of a woman
    Paula Sarkaway Lyons
  • Portrait of a woman
    Mulyatingki Marney
  • Portrait of a woman
    Anawari Inpiti Mitchell
  • Portrait of a woman
    Angilyiya Tjapiti Mitchell
  • Portrait of a woman
    Jennifer Nginyaka Mitchell
  • Portrait of a woman
    Yuwali Janice Nixon
  • Portrait of a woman
    Mary Katatjuku Pan
  • Portrait of a woman
    Myrtle Pennington
  • Portrait of a woman
    Reena Rogers
  • Portrait of a woman
    Ngalpingka Simms
  • Portrait of a woman
    Tjunkaya Tapaya
  • Portrait of a woman
    Kanu Nancy Taylor
  • Portrait of a woman
    Ngalangka Nola Taylor
  • Portrait of a woman
    Carlene Thompson
  • Portrait of a woman
    Janelle Muwitja Nakamarra Thompson
  • Portrait of a woman
    Fiona Wells
  • Portrait of a woman
    Bugai Whyoulter
  • Portrait of a woman
    Tjimpuna Williams
  • Portrait of a woman
    Eileen Tjayanka Woods
  • Portrait of a woman
    Tjaruwa Angelina Woods
  • Portrait of a woman
    Yaritji Young