Mura Maarni is an oral history and interdisciplinary multimedia research project that focuses on the Mura of the Corner Country now held in collecting institutions such as archives, galleries and museums.
Yarning Online OnCountry Kurru Purra Pila provides a culturally safe place for sharing knowledge and skills – enabling the transference of Cultural Knowledge between Elders and extended family while producing both creative and environmental outcomes.
Aboriginal Elders and Knowledge Holders, as well as younger people, from Bourke, Brewarrina, Weilmoringle, Enngonia, Goodooga and Wilcannia are contributing to the project that will connect people, the river, the spiny sedge and weaving techniques to the Mura (Songlines) – Baiame, Water Snakes, Seven Sisters along the Baaka Barwon river systems and its tributaries – Ngarntu (Culgoa), Paroo and Warrego Rivers.
The inaugural Online OnCountry Gallery exhibition opened to coincide with NAIDOC Week 2020. The online platform is a safe place for Cultural and community connection – connection that was impacted by ‘unprecedented’ circumstances that began in 2020.
It also creates a register of Aboriginal artists – a database available for professional commissions by public institutions (including murals, corporate branding and public works like signage) providing ongoing professional employment opportunities for artists.
Songlines of Country (SoC) is an oral history and multimedia project. It will track three signiﬁcant Songlines (Baiame, the Mundaguddah and the Seven Sisters) and their travelling routes – from the Flinders Ranges in northeast SA to the Darling River in northwest NSW, into the Corner Country and southwest QLD.