Bitesize: Curating and producing ‘Songlines’

Kungkarrangkalpa Tjukurrpa 2015 by Anawari Inpiti Mitchell, Angilyiya Tjapiti, Mitchell, Lalla West, Jennifer Nginyaka Mitchell, Eileen Tjayanka Woods, Lesley Laidlaw and Robert Muntantji Woods, Papulankutja Artists © the artists/Copyright Agency 2020. Image: National Museum of Australia 

  • The Levinsky Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, PL4 8AA

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Join members of The Box’s Contemporary Arts team for a unique insight into the Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition. In this lunchtime talk the curators will reflect and share their approach to the curation and production of this significant international touring show for which Plymouth is the only UK host city.  

Whether you’re interested in working on exhibitions, or simply curious to learn what goes on behind the scenes, this discussion will shed light on what it takes to stage an exhibition of this scale.  

Venue: The Levinsky Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth  
Date: Wednesday 17 November 2021  
Time: 13:00 - 13:45
Free admission

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Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

21 October 2021 – 27 February 2022

The award-winning Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition has been entirely conceived and curated by a team of First Australians, led by Margo Neale, Senior Indigenous Curator at the National Museum of Australia and custodial elders from the Central and Western Deserts of Australia.

The exhibition features over 300 paintings and objects by more than 100 artists shown across two venues, The Levinsky Gallery and The Box. Songlines takes visitors on an epic journey that traverses three states, three deserts and some 500,000 square kilometres, travelling from west to east: to places in the deserts of the Martu, the Ngaanyatjarra and the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) peoples. Using the power of contemporary art, performance, song, photography and multimedia, the exhibition shares ancient stories from the world’s oldest continuing culture.

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Seven Sisters Songline 1994 by Josephine Mick, Ninuku Arts © the artist/Copyright Agency 2020. Image: National Museum of Australia

Seven Sisters Songline 1994 by Josephine Mick, Ninuku Arts © the artist/Copyright Agency 2020. Image: National Museum of Australia

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