Walking through a Songline

Walking through a Songline

The Australian High Commission in India together with the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) brings a unique showcase of the immersive multimedia installation 'Walking Through a Songline' (WTAS) to New Delhi. This dramatic digital experience is based on a component of the National Museum of Australia’s internationally acclaimed exhibition Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters.

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, in which more than 100 artists are represented, is an Aboriginal-led exhibition developed in 2017 which takes visitors on a journey along the epic Seven Sisters Dreaming tracks, through art, Indigenous voices, innovative multimedia, and other immersive displays.

Walking through a Songline

National Museum of Australia director, Katherine McMahon, said, “We are deeply grateful to the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art for hosting this display on such a magnificent scale and thrilled that we can, for the first time, present the dome video from the original internationally acclaimed Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition in the same venue”.

“Visual artist Sarah Kenderdine’s outstanding immersive artwork Travelling Kungkarangkalpa is an integral part of the original exhibition, and we are thrilled to have this opportunity to share our commitment to sharing First Nations stories with Indian audiences,” she added.

Walking through a Songline

Roobina Karode, Director and Chief Curator, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, said, “The opening of the 'Walking Through a Songline' exhibition at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art exemplifies our ongoing commitment to cross-cultural exchange and public engagement with art. This immersive developed by the National Museum of Australia, not only introduces the profound narratives of the Seven Sisters songline but also our vision of bridging ancient legacies with contemporary audiences. By integrating innovative multimedia with traditional storytelling, the project offers a unique experience that resonates across generations and cultures. It is through such collaborations that we hope to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of shared human heritage and the wisdom of ancient cultures, through the stories of their communities and their land.”

Walking through a Songline

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Date 03.05.2024