Aboriginal art sites

by Terry
(Newcastle)

My wife is an Aboriginal art junkie (used to teach dot painting to Japanese exchange students) but knows xray art and studied Bradshaw and Wadjina.
We aim to be in the Kimberlies for 2 weeks minimum in an Nh diesel Pajero (look for wheel cover "Pajeriatric") and rugged camper trailer.
Can you advise the best art sites to visit?

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Jul 21, 2008
Gibb River Road art sites
by: Birgit

Hi Terry,
That depends how much effort and money you can expend and how deep you want to go.

The easiest accessible sites are on the Mitchell Plateau. (Maybe I should put easily accessible in quotes, I guess it's all relative.)

The two sites near the King Edward River camp sites are great and there are more sites if you go for a hike down the river. Other sites can be found on the walk from the Mitchell Falls campground to the falls themselves, and if you talk to the rangers up there, they may point you to a few more.

There is a lot of art in the area. Lots! It just isn't that easy to get to.

Other places you may want to investigate are the area around Kalumburu (they do offer tours there that will take you to the art sites) and also El Questro station. Mt. Elizabeth Station is another excellent one to visit for art junkies.

In fact, most of the stations along the Gibb River Road have art sites on their land. Some offer guided tours.

If you want to get really serious, then get in touch with the "Kimberley Specialists".
http://www.kimberleyspecialists.com.au/
Lee is one of the most knowledgeable people in the field.

And last but not least there are the coastal cruises, the very best Aboriginal art sites are only accessible from the water. But seeing you submitted this in the Gibb River Road section I assume you are mostly interested in sites that you can reach with your Pajero.

PS.: I like the tyre cover :-).

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