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

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Rock Art Australia and WA Museum 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 lecture will share personal stories and research findings which reveal the age of Australia’s oldest known painting in a rock shelter.

DATE: Wednesday 28 February 2024

TIME: 6:00pm-7:30pm

VENUE: Hackett Hall Gallery, WA Museum Boola Bardip
Perth Cultural Centre
Boorloo / Perth, WA, 6000

RSVP:  27 February 2024

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Details

Date:
February 28
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue

Hackett Hall Gallery, WA Museum Boola Bardip Perth Cultural Centre
Boorloo / Perth, WA, 6000, WA 6000 + Google Map