There is growing momentum around the importance of Australia’s rock art heritage.

For the past decade KFA has been driving public appreciation of rock art and its significance while ensuring the scientific research that will show us how to preserve the art is undertaken.

Three Australian universities now have schools of rock art – Australian National University, Griffith University and University of Western Australia.

KFA has:

  • Brought Kimberley rock art into Australia’s public consciousness
  • Influenced Australian universities to focus on Australian archaeology
  • Changed the landscape for Australian students to study Australian rock art
  • Collectively supported more than 10 new PhD students, 9 Honours students, 15 post-graduate students & fostered the work of more than 40 researchers across 10 Australian universities
  • Underwritten 4 major Kimberley-focused Australian Research Council projects
  • Collaborated on projects with 5 Aboriginal communities
  • Developed a nationally accredited Rock Art Recording course
  • Trained 33 Aboriginal participants in the scientific method of rock art recording
  • Established a Chair in Kimberley Rock Art Research at the University of Western Australia
    • This Chair is now part of the worlds’ leading rock art research hub – the Centre for Rock Art Research + Management
  • Presented an annual multi-disciplined Kimberley scientific research workshop for 10 years
    • Supported more than 120 researchers to participate in the workshop
  • Annually presented a public lecture series promoting research findings in 5 cities


damien-finch-and-helen-green-sampling-mud-wasp-nestsDamien Finch and Helen Green sampling mud wasp nests.

To visit the Kimberley is such a unique experience and to view the rock art is a pleasure and a great privilege. The Kimberley Foundation Australia must continue to be supported to benefit current and future Australians, and indeed the world.
Mark and Louise Calvert-Jones
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