Walking through a songline

Follow in the steps of the Seven Sisters and experience the immersive nature of a songline in this multi-sensory digital installation.

Songlines, or Dreaming tracks, map the routes of Ancestral beings as they travelled across Australia, creating the land and its people.

Now on at the Museum of Sydney the stunning digital installation Walking through a Songlineinvites visitors to enter a space of immersive light projections that create a representation of a songline. Central to the world view of Aboriginal Australians, songlines are the many paths that cross Australia, paths made from a union between geographic space, cultural storytelling and identity. All ancestral journeys create songlines, which can be seen as pathways of knowledge. The stories they hold form the foundational history of the Australian continent, as told by artists, custodians and traditional owners.

Commissioned by the National Museum of Australia as part of the Aboriginal-led exhibition Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters(2017), the installation is a celebration that gives visitors the feeling of walking through a songline themselves. It is suitable for all ages.

Read what our friends at TimeOut Sydney, Concrete Playground, Broadsheetand the Sydney Morning Herald say about the exhibition.

Presenting partners

Walking through a Songline is developed by the National Museum of Australia and Mosster Studio with support from the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program and the National Museum of Australia’s donor community.

Exhibition partners

Past exhibition

  • 7 May 2022 - 17 July 2022