Virtual Songlines

Noosa Songlines with Brian Warner.

As told by the first Kabi Kabi people. The stories and knowledge of traditional custodians will be enhanced through this virtual heritage experience, and demonstrated as four installations as part of the Floating Land 2021 exhibition.

In collaboration with Brian Warner for Floating Lands, Kabi Kabi Custodians’ voices will resonate with connection and caring for country using augmented reality (and virtual reality) to translate local virtual heritage experiences.

A suite of high resolution 360 animated scenes will contextualise a cultural narrative that reflects connection, heritage, spirituality and represents the original landscape of Noosa Heads. Virtual Songlines by Bilbie Studios – the basis of Virtual Noosa – is a software application that facilitates the sharing of ancient wisdom.

Each yarn depicts caring for country themes that the local custodians people feel are appropriate to share and showcase their continuous connection to the Noosa region. These yarns represent the spirit of fire, spirit of wind, spirit of the land and spirit of the animals and will in turn inform a larger virtual heritage inspired vision of the Great Cooloola Trail.


The artwork was installed as part of Noosa Regional Gallery’s Floating Land: at the edge of ideas, exhibition 2021 and is a pilot for permanent installation of these works in culturally appropriate sites within the Noosa Biosphere Reserve.


Exhibited at Floating Land 2021.


Bilbie Studios

Project Partners

Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosa Council, Tourism Noosa

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Project News

14 October 2021 – Floating Land Opens