Image: Wayne Quilliam

Designing Lines with Marcus Hughes, Jacob Nash and Bernard Singleton

Duration: 2 hours
21 March 2020, 1-3pm Powerhouse Museum

As a precautionary measure, this event has been suspended. Read more about our COVID-19 update here


These lines hold meaning beyond a mark on a map; they describe everything — Land, People and Story.

Linear is an exploration of the significance of line and lineage within Indigenous narratives and practices. It brings together the unique, diverse and personal voices of 10 leading Indigenous cultural practitioners from across Australia, alongside artworks and objects from the collection.

Led by the Powerhouse’s Head of Indigenous Engagement and Strategy, Marcus Hughes with cultural consultant and artisan Bernard Singleton and design by the award-winning Jacob Nash, the exhibition explores themes of songline, lineage and cultural legacy.

In this conversation Marcus (curatorial lead), Jacob (design) and Bernard (artist) share their Linear (and often not-so-linear) process – from concept development to execution.

Hosted by Matt Poll, Curator Indigenous Heritage and Repatriation Project, Macleay Collections.


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