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.

WHERE WORLDS COLLIDE: AUSTRALIA'S EPIC STORY AND THE HUMAN HISTORY OF THE KIMBERLEY - KFA Annual Public Lecture 2018/19 – Bert Roberts, Tuesday 13 November, Uni Club UWA Perth.

The 2018/19 KFA Annual Public Lectures series kicks off at the University of WA on 13 November with Distinguished Professor Bert Roberts, who aims to transform our understanding of the entangled  human and environmental history of Sahul—the combined landmass of Australia and New Guinea—and the islands of eastern Indonesia. He will address some of the fundamental questions such as when, how rapidly and by which routes the earliest people spread through Indonesia and arrived in the Kimberley, and how they responded to the challenges and opportunities of the new environments encountered on their journey READ MORE


KFA FELLOWSHIP IN ROCK DATING

A new Fellowship in Rock Art Dating has been awarded to the Kimberley Foundation Australia who has bestowed it on Dr Helen Green, a post-doctoral scientist at The University of Melbourne and a member of theRock Art Dating research team.   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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