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Kimberley Rock Art Public Lecture


Kimberley Rock Art Public Lecture

Rock Art Australia and the Art Gallery of New South Wales
invite you to join us for our 2024 lecture series:

‘Two Ways to See’, A Rock Art Research Journey

Presented by Ian Waina and Professor Andy Gleadow AO FAA

Rock art is a significant archive of our rich cultural heritage and helps us understand our Australian history.

Please join Ian Waina and Prof. Andy Gleadow as they share how traditional owners and scientists have worked together over the last decade to determine the age of rock art sites on Kwini and Balanggarra Country in the East Kimberley.

“When I was still at school, I started taking people to visit the rock art sites. The big question the tourists would ask was how old is the rock art? To tell the truth I didn’t know. I would answer them with ‘Its older than me and you’. I really wanted to find the answer to that question.” – Ian Waina.

“We knew from the outset that dating rock was a very hard thing to do because it is mostly not possible to date the pigments and other materials used to make the paintings. Instead, we needed to develop new methods and modify existing ones to find out the age of natural events that happened on the rock surface.” – Prof. Andy Gleadow.

This Kimberley Rock Art Public Lecture will share personal stories and research findings which reveal the age of Australia’s oldest known painting in a rock shelter.

DATE: Saturday, 20 April 2024

TIME: 10:30am-12:00pm

VENUE: Art Gallery of New South Wales
South Building, Lower Level 3, Domain Theatre
Sydney, NSW, 2000

COST: $15 RAA supporters/AGNSW members. $20 for non-members
RSVP:   19 April 2024    –
BOOK NOW  for this Kimberley Rock Art Public Lecture
Rock Art Australia  ABN 12 084 464 648
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