Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

National Museum of Australia, Canberra 2017.

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters at the National Museum of Australia was the first exhibition of its kind, attempting to tell an Indigenous founding narrative by using Indigenous ways of passing on knowledge.

This project was inspired by an investigative collaboration between senior custodians of Martu country and APY and Ngaanyatjarra Lands.

Focused artist camps took place with Tjanpi Desert Weavers and the resulting works were a major feature of the exhibition and have been purchased by the National Museum of Australia.

LR Miriam Iwana Lane, Claudia Yayimpi Lewis, Mildred Lyons, Jennifer Mintiyi Connolly, Elaine Warnatjura Lane, Angilyiya Tjapati Mitchell, Paula Sarkaway Lyons, Jennifer Nginyaka Mitchell, Mrs Davidson, Nora Nyutjanka Davidson, Janet Nyumitji Forbes, Freda Yimunya Lane. Kungkarrangkalnga-ya Parrpakanu (Seven Sisters Are Flying). 2015. Image by Vicki Bosisto. © Tjanpi Desert Weavers, NPY Women’s Council