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Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters showcases five Indigenous songlines from Australia's Western and Central deserts. It uses over 300 paintings and photographs, objects, song, dance and multimedia to narrate the story of the Seven Sisters and their creation of the continent as they travelled from west to east.

This exhibition will be on show at:

  • The Box, Plymouth, United Kingdom, 21 October 2021 to 27 February 2022
  • Humboldt Forum, Berlin, Germany, 20 May to September 2022
  • Musee du Quai Branly, Paris, France, 11 April to mid-July 2023

Dates may change due to Covid-19. Check your local venue for details.

Hosting the exhibition

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters is available to tour nationally and internationally.

The Museum is committed to its key strategic goal of taking great Australian stories to the world. Developed in consultation with the traditional owners of the stories, this exhibition tells an ancient creation saga of the Australian desert. It is an Indigenous Australian narrative, and a global story, the equal of great oral storytelling traditions and epic poems throughout history. It showcases the unique cultural heritage assets of Australia.

If you are interested in hosting this touring exhibition please contact: touring@nma.gov.au

Read our Songlines tour media releases

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

Songlines was the Western Australian Museum's Boola Bardip's first major temporary exhibition.

Award-winning National Museum exhibition to tour internationally

Songlines will showcase Australian art and culture in the United Kingdom, Germany and France.

Acknowledgements

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters is an international touring exhibition produced by the National Museum of Australia with the ongoing support of the traditional Aboriginal custodians and knowledge holders of this story.

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This exhibition was on show at:

  • Western Australian Museum, Perth, 23 November 2020 to 26 April 2021
  • National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 14 September 2017 to 28 February 2018
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