"This is my passionate expressions of a spiritual connection to the land. Songlines Tie All Aboriginal People Together.
Songlines criss-cross and go east and west and they go north and south and they go diagonally and they backtrack according to the journeys of the ancestors. They create a kind of cultural network of stories that ties all of Aboriginal People together.
This is what my painting is representing, you can see all the songlines coming together creating our nation.
The Dreaming stories are presented as elaborate song cycles (Songlines) that relate to a specific place, group and individual. Dreamtime ancestors made Songlines as part of the creation story. They provide a map of recording the landscape and represent the relationship between the land, sea and the people." - Lani Balzan
NAIDOC 2016 Poster 'Songlines Tie All Aboriginal People Together' © Lani Balzan, licenced to the Commonwealth as represented by the National Indigenous Australians Agency available for non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons 3.0 Australia – Attribution Non-commercial No Derivative Works licence (CC-BY-NC-ND).