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Dating Australia’s Oldest Known Rock Paintings. RAA AGNSW Lecture – Dr Damien Finch

August 27 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am

Rock Art Australia, in partnership with the Art Gallery Society of NSW,  invite you to join us for a fascinating public lecture which follows Dr Damien Finch’s research journey to identify the ages of some of Australia’s oldest rock paintings.


Photo: Dr Damien Finch and TO Trinity Unghango, Drysdale River National Park, RAA’s Rock Art Dating Project in partnership with Balanggarra Aboriginal Corporation. 

Damien has undertaken the most comprehensive research to date of mud wasp nests over and under rock art. The recent findings have been the subject of global media attention.  His dating technique confirmed a two metre long painting of a kangaroo deep in a northeast Kimberley rock shelter on Balanggarra Country was painted around 17,300 years ago – dating back more than 600 generations!

Damien is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Earth Sciences and a member of the RAA-funded Rock Art Dating project.


DATE/TIME: Saturday 27 August 2022, 10.15am for a 10.30am lecture
VENUE: Art Gallery Society of NSW, Domain Theatre, Art Gallery NSW, Art Gallery Road, The Domain, SYDNEY
COST: RAA and AGNSW members $15.00/non-members $20.00

Registration essential: Please click here to register



August 27
10:15 am - 11:30 am


Art Gallery Society of NSW, Domain Theatre
Art Gallery Road
Sydney,New South Walse2000Australia
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(02) 9225 1700
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