Songlines are navigational tracks that map the routes of ancestral spirits as they travel across Australia, creating the land and its people. They carry stories, laws, values and knowledge, and are central to the world view of Aboriginal Australians.
Open now at the Museum of Sydney, Walking Through a Songline is a spectacular digital art installation with deep cultural connections. Featuring swirling beams of light set against a chorus of sound, the work invites you to immerse yourself in a space where paintings come to life, stories are visualised and ancient knowledge is shared in a striking and artistic way.
As you follow in the footsteps of the Seven Sisters – a Dreamtime story of forbidden love, daring escapes and familial bonds – the culturally charged display will recreate the feeling of walking through a songline. You’ll surrender your understanding of time and space, and watch on in wonder as this ancient narrative comes to life through new technology.
Walking Through a Songline is open Thursday through to Sunday until July 17 at the Museum of Sydney. You can enjoy free entry to the museum (including admission to this exhibition) on Fridays 5pm-8pm and every weekend until June 30.
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