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Highlights of Connection

Updated 23 Jun 2022

A multi-sensory experience at the National Museum of Australia.

Bringing to life the stories, art, and culture of Australia’s First Peoples Connection (8 June – 9 October) will see you journey across Australia. This walk-through experience immerses visitors in the spiritual connections between land, water and sky through a symphony of sound scapes and light projections.

Anna Pitjara's artworks featured at Connection. Grande Experiences.

A breathtaking production, Connection: Songlines from Australia’s First Peoples, uses cutting-edge light and sound technology to transform original artworks from First Nations artists – including Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Albert Namatjira, Tommy Watson, Gabriella Possum, Anna Pitjara and Lin Onus – into a powerfully rich and interactive celebration of Country, culture and community.

Emily Kame's masterpieces showcased at Connection. Grande Experiences.

The artistic line-up of more than 300 images from some 100 artists featured in Connection represents the diversity of Australia’s First Peoples showcasing images from remote, rural and urban areas working in traditional and contemporary art forms across the country.

Enjoy the magnificent soundtrack of Indigenous musicians including William Barton, Yothu Yindi, Gurrumul, Emily Wurramarra and Archie Roach.

Working closely with Indigenous artists the National Museum’s lead Indigenous curator, Margo Ngawa Neale, says ‘there can be no better way to bring our songlines stories alive than through the awe-inspiring use of sound and light animations of Connection.’

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