Walking through a Songline Exhibition 2022

Bangkok
04 October 2022

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Walking through a Songline Exhibition 2022

The internationally touring Australian indigenous art exhibition “Walking through a Songline” has arrived in Bangkok. The exhibition takes visitors on a journey along the epic Seven Sisters Dreaming audio tracks through art, Indigenous voices, innovative multimedia, and other immersive displays.

Visitors can attend free of charge from October 4th to November 6th, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) (closed on Mondays), Function Room Fl. 4.

Festival highlights

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The exhibition immerses visitors in the epic saga of “Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters.” The titular sisters flee across deserts, pursued relentlessly by a sorcerer. Stories originally performed in Australia are shared in new ways, with artworks becoming portals to the deserts of the Martu, the Ngaanyatjarra and the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara peoples.

the screen showing illuminated art

According to Director of Mosster Studio Angela Hernandez, “‘Walking through a Songline’ is a transformative experience that gives visitors the sensation of walking through songlines themselves.”

Margo Neale, Senior Indigenous Curator and Head of Indigenous Knowledges at the National Museum of Australia, highlights the multimedia technologies involved in the exhibition.

“We need to remind the world that, although this story has ancient origins, it has critical contemporary relevance and uses contemporary technology as well as more conventional art forms,” Neale said.

the screen showing illuminated art

For more information about the touring exhibition, go to the Songlines exhibition page on the NMA website and learn more about the interactive production from Mosster Studio.

About the organizers

The exhibition in Thailand marks the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Australia and Thailand and is organized by Australian Embassy in Thailand in partnership with the National Museum of Australia (NMA), Mosster Studio, and TCDC (🇹🇭), Under the Creative Economy Agency (Public Organization) (CEA) (🇹🇭).

Walking through a Songline exhibition