Mr Ngallametta Jnr, Thap Yonk I, ochres, oxides, acrylic on canvas, 2013. MAAS Collection ? Mr Ngallametta Jnr and family. Photo courtesy Photo courtesy of Canopy Art Centre


On now – 28 January 2021 Powerhouse Museum Free Entry

This exhibition is an exploration of the significance of line and lineage within Indigenous narratives and practices. It brings together the unique, diverse and personal voices of 12 leading Indigenous cultural practitioners from across Australia, alongside artworks and objects from the collection. Led by the Powerhouse’s Head of Indigenous Engagement and Strategy, Marcus Hughes, and with design by the award-winning Jacob Nash, the exhibition explores themes of songline, lineage and cultural legacy through the stories, content and work from artists including Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Maree Clarke, Mikaela Jade, Nicole Monks, Mr Ngallametta Snr, Mr Ngallametta Jnr, Glenda Nicholls, Wayne Quilliam, Allery Sandy, Lucy Simpson, Bernard Singleton, Lynette Wallworth, and Vicki West. Ngarinyin Elder David Mowaljarlai’s visual map of lines that tie this country together, culturally, spiritually and physically, is at the core of this exhibition. These lines hold meaning beyond a mark on a map; they describe everything — Land, People and Story. Whilst many of the stories in the exhibition might appear to be discrete, they are multi-dimensional and deeply interconnected. Even though they seem to travel to the right, to the left or straight ahead the narrative lines are always crossed.



Now open, free of charge

Please note:

  • To visit the museum, simply arrive at the main entrance between 10am – 4.30pm and scan our QR to register for FREE entry
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  • To help plan your visit, please find information here about the measures we’ve put in place to keep everyone safe.?Visitors are required to provide their name and contact details on arrival to support contact tracing in line with?NSW?Health rules and our COVID-Safe plan.
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