Songline Articles

Songlines: The Wati Nyiru room | The Box Plymouth
Art - Jan 2022

Songlines: The Wati Nyiru room

Shortly after you enter St Lukes gallery, you’ll find the ‘Wati Nyiru room’. It’s quite a contrast from other parts of the exhibition as the objects are set against a red backdrop. Here we get a real sense of danger, fear and passion that runs throughout the Seven Sisters story.

Songlines: The immersive dome
Art - Jan 2022

Songlines: The immersive dome

Anyone walking past The Box in recent weeks can’t have missed the huge dome that’s currently located in Tavistock Place. Like many other elements in the ‘Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters’ exhibition, it brings together ancient locations and stories with the very latest in technology.

Songlines: Seven Sisters Tree Women and Wati Nyiru | The Box, Plymouth
Art - Jan 2022

Songlines: Seven Sisters Tree Women and Wati Nyiru

This wonderful group of woven sculptures can be found in the exhibition gallery beyond our Media Lab – the space where visitors first move into the APY Lands of South Australia in the 'Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters' exhibition. Find out more about how and why they were made.

Songlines: Kungkarangkalpa ceramics | The Box, Plymouth
Art - Dec 2021

Songlines: Kungkarangkalpa ceramics

As we continue our journey across the deserts of Australia in connection with the 'Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters' exhibition (on display until 27 February 2022), we're exploring more of the key works that are on show. In this post we look at a group of beautiful ceramic containers.

Songlines: APY Lands | The Box Plymouth
Art - Dec 2021

Songlines: APY Lands

We're continuing our exploration of the three deserts that feature in the ‘Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters’ exhibition. We started with Martu Country and over the next few weeks, we'll travel eastwards to Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands.

Songlines: Minyipuru at Pangkal | The Box, Plymouth
Art - Dec 2021

Songlines: Minyipuru at Pangkal

As we continue to explore Martu Country, one of the three deserts in the 'Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters' exhibition (on display until 27 February 2022), we're looking in detail at some of the key works that are on display. In this post, learn more about ‘Minyipuru at Pangkal’.

Walking through a Songline | The Box, Plymouth
News - Dec 2021

Songlines: Walking through a Songline

Our 'Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters' exhibition (on display until 27 February 2022) takes visitors on a journey across three Australian deserts and we’re currently exploring the first one – Martu Country. Just before you reach the gallery about it at The Box, you encounter ‘Walking through a Songline’ – an installation that’s been proving popular with our visitors, young and old.

Songlines: Yarrkalpa (Hunting Ground) | The Box Plymouth
Art - Dec 2021

Songlines: Yarrkalpa (Hunting Ground)

As part of our exploration of Martu Country, one of the three deserts that feature in the major 'Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters' exhibition (on display until 27 February 2022), we'll be highlighting some of the key works that are on display. Here, discover more about the 'Yarrkalpa (Hunting Ground)' painting.

Songlines: Martu Country | The Box Plymouth
Art - Nov 2021

Songlines: Martu Country

Over the next few weeks we’ll be exploring the three deserts that feature in the ‘Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters’ exhibition in more detail. We’re starting with Martu Country, which is the first desert you encounter after you’ve read the introduction to the exhibition on the first floor of The Box.

Following the songlines | The Box Plymouth
Art - Nov 2021

Following the songlines

‘Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters’ is a huge exhibition which is displayed across a number of galleries and spaces at The Box and in The Levinsky Gallery at the University of Plymouth. We've put together a suggested route to help you get the most out of your visit.

Songlines: A Glossary | The Box Plymouth
Art - Nov 2021

Songlines: A Glossary

Immerse yourself in the world of 'Songlines: Tracking The Seven Sisters' by learning some of the terms used by the First Peoples who curated and created this magnificent exhibition.

What are the Seven Sisters songlines? | The Box Plymouth
Art - Oct 2021

What are the Seven Sisters songlines?

The ‘Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters’ exhibition was created with the ambition of preserving the Seven Sisters ‘dreaming stories’ – ancient creation sagas of the Australian continent – for future generations. But what are the stories about?