Koori Art Expressions

2016 Exhibition: 'Songlines'

Songs of the Sea. Collaborative, Clovelly Public School

See artworks created by school students around the NAIDOC Week Theme.

Book now
  • Be Inspired

    See incredible artworks created by students in NSW Public Schools across Sydney (Kindergarten to Year 12) in their exploration of the 2016 NAIDOC Week theme.

    This year's theme is ‘Songlines: the living narrative of our nation’.

    It's an opportunity for Australians to learn more about Songlines and explore those which have created the country in their region. It is a chance to learn how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are now using digital technologies and modern mediums to record and celebrate these ancient Songlines or dreaming stories.

    25 November 2016 – 29 January 2017

    The focus of this annual arts program is for students and teaching staff to develop an understanding of Aboriginal culture and heritage, the unique connection Aboriginal people have to country and how the achievements of the past inform and further our aspirations and plans for the future.

    Image: Songs of the Sea. Collaborative, Clovelly Public School


    Registration: Cameron Mclean
    Education: Jeff Fletcher
    Curator: Donna Carstens
    Exhibition Coordinator: Anupa Shah



    Open daily, 9:30am - 5:00pm (6:00pm in January) every day of the year except Christmas Day (25 December). 

    Included in the FREE Galleries Ticket

    Plan your visit

    Our Plan Your Visit page has everything you need to know about a trip to the museum.

    Become a Member and save

    Become a Maritime Museum Member and receive FREE or discounted entry to all our events and exhibitions, as well as many other benefits.


    Receive our e-newsletters for the latest news including special offers, advance bookings, sneak previews and more.

    Connect with us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for updates and to join the conversation.

    The museum acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation as the traditional custodians of the bamal (earth) and badu (waters) on which we work. We also acknowledge all traditional custodians of the land and waters throughout Australia and pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders past and present.