Ngurra Kuju Walyja – The Canning Stock Route Project came from the ground up like a new car. The project team drove that car with support and 100% backing from custodians. The Project shows how the Jukurrpa links the people and the people to the land in a way that is visual and practical. There’s two different ways of story telling: the western way and the Martu way. In this exhibition we ran with voices that have been silenced for a long time.
Curtis Taylor, 2011
Throughout the Canning Stock Route Project art centres, artists and contributors have been directly involved in the project’s development and the delivery of its final outcomes. As content was being finalised for Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route at the National Museum of Australia, content approval workshops were undertaken in 17 communities to ensure that artists and elders were satisfied with the accuracy and cultural appropriateness of its content. These visits engaged contributing artists with the layout, content and presentation of the final exhibition, multimedia and publications. Important decisions were made during these approvals, which allowed the project team to adjust and finalise content that would not only be presented to national audiences but would become a legacy for communities into the future.