In Conversation with Margo Neale, Senior Indigenous Curator at the National Museum of Australia
  • Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, PL4 8AA

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“This is not an art exhibition, a history exhibition, or a science exhibition. It is all of these. It is both an Australian Aboriginal exhibition and a universal story of humankind. It offers us connectivity to each other and our planet in a fragmenting world." Margo Neale

Join us for a special discussion of the ‘Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters’ exhibition between Adj Professor Margo Neale, Dr Béatrice Bijon, Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the Menzies Australia Institute and Martin Thomas, Professor of History and Co-Director of the Menzies Australia Institute.

It will be a unique opportunity to learn about the highly collaborative curation of the exhibition, its relevance today, and the indigenous culture of Australia with behind-the-scenes insights. This event promises to be an enlightening and entertaining journey into the world’s oldest continuing culture.

This groundbreaking international touring exhibition, was entirely conceived and curated by a team of First Australians and led by Margo Neale. After its premiere here in Plymouth it will travel to Europe, North America and Asia.

Date: Thursday 18 November
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Venue: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: standard £6 / concessions £4 / free to UoP students via SPiA

The Levinsky Gallery will remain open until 19:00 for those wishing to visit the exhibition prior to the event.

Event organised by The Box and The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth partnership, in collaboration with the Menzies Australia Institute at King’s College London.

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Associated exhibition

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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