Our vision is to promote scientific research into the rock art of the Kimberley and, in conjunction with the indigenous people of the region, ensure it is preserved and recognised for its national and international significance.

The Annual KFA Lecture presented by Bert Roberts – Where worlds collide: Australia’s epic story and the human history of the Kimberley

For more information click on the links  Sydney – AGNSW 3 May.

Listen to Annual KFA lecture by Bert Roberts, NGV International Melbourne 6/3/2019


 

Professor Andy Gleadow sums up the last 5 years of research which is leading to exciting connections between what was going on in the Kimberley and other great art provinces in Australia.

READ MORE ABOUT ROCK ART DATING-2 PROJECT


KFA Annual Research and Activities Report 2018

The depth and breadth of the work of the KFA continues to grow yet we remain lean and focused on our mission: telling Australia’s story through rock art research.   READ MORE

Aboriginal artwork in the Kimberley could be among oldest in the world, scientists say.

Archaeologists and Aboriginal elders are hoping the most comprehensive study of rock art done in the Kimberley region may confirm the images to be among the oldest made by humans anywhere in the world.

Archaeologists have embarked on one of the most ambitious rock art dating projects ever undertaken in Australia. They’ve been camped out in the remote Kimberley, using new techniques to establish when and how some haunting images were made. The artwork may have been created by some of the earliest waves of people to arrive on the Australian continent.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Kimberley Rock Art

Kimberley rock art is probably one of the earliest and largest concentrations of figurative art surviving anywhere in the world. It may prove to be as old as the rock art found in the caves of Spain and France, examples of which are considered to the world’s oldest representation of human artistic expression and culture. Learn More

Rock Art Research

We support a broad range of scientists from the fields of archaeology, geology, palynology and related areas who work with Aboriginal communities to uncover Australia’s earliest settlement history. Learn More

We are making a difference

KFA is driving public appreciation of the art and its significance while ensuring the scientific research that will show us how to preserve the art is undertaken. The impact of the research has the potential to rewrite history. Learn More

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