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Yarrkalpa or Hunting Ground is a painting measuring 5 x 3 meters that eight artists from the Martu region of Western Australia created collectively for their descendants in 2013. This seemingly abstract painting expresses their knowledge of the land they live on: its structure, its inhabitants, its dangers, its treasures. It is a visual encyclopaedia of the ecological knowledge with which the Martumili people of Western Australia have survived in the desert for millennia.

Margo Neale has curated the exhibition Songlines. Seven Sisters Create Australia. She talks to curator Marc Wrasse about one of the most important exhibits in this exhibition and about contemporary paintings by Indigenous artists as portals of knowledge.