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365 Days of Astronomy: Ilgarijiri

Last year I was very lucky to be able to spend a couple of nights in the Murchison with a group of Indigenous artists, looking at the land, the sky and exchanging stories and ideas. Based on the experience, the artists created an exhibition of more than eighty unique pieces of art which have been displayed at various venues around Australia during the International Year of Astronomy. The exhibition was named "Ilgarijiri", a word meaning things belonging to the sky in the local Wadjarri Yamatji language. It was an amazing project, and I feel privileged to have been a part of it.

If you're going to the Communicating Astronomy with the Public meeting in March you may well hear a talk on the project, but if you're not you can read always read the project's blog, and now you can hear some of the artists and astronomers talking about the sky in the January 21st episode of the 365 Days of Astronomy podcast.

Posted by Megan on Friday 22nd Jan 2010 (01:57 UTC) | Add a comment | Permalink


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