||Acrylic on canvas
Songlines are like maps but the maps are in song. In order to go from one location to another, you had to know which song to sing. These songs would also lead you to food, water, medicine and shelter.
Songlines are also called mind maps.
There are songlines of varying detail and like a road less travelled, only certain people travel on these songlines. Generally they are people of high degree, such as Elders who have attained the highest levels of cultural knowledge and Ngankaris (medicine men and women).
Songlines also help us learn about the Dreaming in everyday situations.