We promote the study of the art and its context to understand the history of Australia and its significance in the global narrative of human origins.
Founded in 1988, Rock Art Australia has been funding academic research in the Kimberley with leading scientists from multiple universities since 2007. The Ian Potter Foundation gave us our first significant grant that year to advance a Kimberley Regional Human and Environmental History Program. Since then we have supported a broad range of scientists from the fields of archaeology, geology, palynology, climatology, geochronology, geochemistry and archaeological science to work in partnership with Aboriginal communities. Rock Art Australia itself does not undertake research.
Our current research portfolio, including the two Chairs, totals $14 Million.