The global significance of Kimberley rock art by Professor Peter Veth

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Visions Theatre, National Museum of Australia

Lawson Crescent

Acton, ACT 2601

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Kimberley rock art is widely recognised as preserving extraordinary detail about early peoples and their environments. It has the potential to redefine global understandings of early ritual life, yet it is rarely considered alongside the ‘masterpieces’ of Europe. Join Professor Peter Veth, Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art, University of Western Australia, as he argues that Eurocentric and outdated modes of understanding do no justice to the complex and dynamic symbolic behaviours of early peoples the world over.

Following his talk, Profesor Veth will be joined by Professor Joakim Goldhahn and Professor Howard Morphy, both from the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, in a panel discussion facilitated by National Museum of Australia's Senior Indigenous Curator, Adjunct Professor Margo Neale.

This event is presented in partnership with the Kimberley Foundation Australia.

Bookings essential (please note booking fees apply).

Light refreshments included.

NMA and Kimberley Foundation


Professor Peter Veth at rock art site, northern Canning Stock Route. Photo Jo McDonald.

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Acton, ACT 2601

Australia

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