Alinta Maeve Maguire
Bulli High School
Songlines illustrates the beautiful and organic quality of the human form through the interweaving of landscape and human expression, forming mountains, valleys and river systems among the wrinkles, folds and blemishes. This illustrates an ancestry that has coexisted with the land since time immemorial, reflecting the dreaming tracks or 'songlines' of the ancestral beings in Aboriginal Dreamtime who 'sang' the land into life, their journey forming intricate maps of land, sea and country. The subjects, two Aboriginal Elders and their grandchildren, convey the continuity of culture and intrinsic harmony of land. Songlines offers a contemplation on humanity and Aboriginal identity.
ARTEXPRESS is a joint venture of the NSW Department of Education and the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW, hosted by Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre.