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.

Annual Research and Activities Report 2018

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

This report relates to KFA funded research and activities from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

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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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