Australian and Pacific collections at The Box

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

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Join Tabitha Cadbury, Curator of World Cultures and Social History at The Box, for a talk about Plymouth’s historical links with Australia and the Pacific.

Tabitha will illustrate the ongoing relationship between these geographically distant places with objects from The Box’s World Cultures collections and 100 Journeys gallery.

Enjoy an introduction to The Box’s new display in the 100 Journeys gallery. Created to complement the Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition, it includes Aboriginal artefacts which have not been exhibited before, together with new information about how they were collected and their continuing significance today.

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Date: Wednesday 9 February 2022
Time: 13:00–13:45
Venue: The Levinsky Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth
Ticket information: 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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