Yiwarra Kuju / One Road
January 31, 2012 6:23 AM Subscribe
Running nearly 2000 kilometres through Western Australia, the Canning Stock Route
is the longest
stock route in the world. And since 2006, Indigenous Australians from WA's Mid-West, Pilbara, and Kimberley region have been sharing their stories about this region through the Canning Stock Route Project
.The following links contain images and recordings of indigenous Australians, some of whom are deceased.
The people involved in the project have produced many films
, but most spectacular are the artworks
created by dozens of artists
, all of whom help tell the story of a land in which their ancestors have lived for tens of thousands of years. These works have toured Australia
galleries, and are currently exhibited
Some of the most striking paintings are the maps, which uniquely mesh familiar Western cartography
with indigenous art styles and ways of visualising landscapes
There's much more to see on the project's website. Grab some coffee, sit back, and take some time out to watch the videos and click through all the images and artist biographies (hint: right-click on most of the paintings and select "View Image" [or your non-Firefox browser equivalent] to get to larger size images like this
). It's worth your time.