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Highlights

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Digital dome experiences

Immerse yourself in the stories of the Seven Sisters songlines under our six-metre, state-of-the-art dome. The Travelling Kungkarangkalpa Art Experience (below) features artworks, animations and vision of the sisters flying into the night sky, narrated by Shellie Morris.

The Travelling Kungkarangkalpa Walinynga (Cave Hill) Experience (below) transports you to this previously unfilmed Seven Sisters rock art site, accompanied by the voice of traditional owner Stanley Douglas.

Stunning artworks

Marvel at paintings, sculptures and other works by more than 100 artists from the Martu, Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara lands of Australia's Central and Western deserts.

See featured artworks and artists

Yarrkalpa (Hunting Ground)
Yarrkalpa (Hunting Ground), 2013, by Kumpaya Girgirba, Yikartu Bumba, Kanu Nancy Taylor, Ngamaru Bidu, Yuwali Janice Nixon, Reena Rogers, Thelma Judson and Ngalangka Nola Taylor, Martumili Artists acrylic on linen, 300 x 500 cm. National Museum of Australia.

Seven Sisters audio journey

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. Featuring Ursula Yovich, Alison Page and Duncan Smith.

Ursula Yovich
Ursula Yovich. Courtesy Every Cloud Productions

Seven Sisters interactives

The Seven Sisters story is one of pursuit and escape, desire and magic and the power of family bonds. Explore the remote rock art site at Walinynga (Cave Hill) and the story of the creation of the tjanpi figures Seven Sisters Are Flying.

Art centre hub

Experience our re-created art centre, with its profusion of colour, activity and culture. Meet artists from Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Martumili Artists, Maruku Arts and Warakurna Artists as they take up residence in Canberra for a series of demonstrations and workshops.

More on the art centre

People seated on the floor in a circle weave materials in front of a wall of various artworks.
Weaving workshop at Martumili Arts, Newman, Western Australia. Photo: Sita McAlpine, National Museum of Australia.

Visit our exhibition shop in the art centre hub at the back of the exhibition for paintings, baskets, sculptures and merchandise sourced directly from the art centres involved in Songlines.