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Painting and repainting in the West Kimberley

O'Connor, Susan; Barham, Anthony; Woolagoodja, Donny


We take a fresh look at the practice of repainting, or retouching, rockart, with particular reference to the Kimberley region of Western Australia. We discuss the practice of repainting in the context of the debate arising from the 1987 Ngarinyin Cultural Continuity Project, which involved the repainting of rock-shelters in the Gibb River region of the western Kimberley. The 'repainting debate' is reviewed here in the context of contemporary art production in western Kimberley Indigenous...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Aboriginal Studies


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