Aboriginal Rock Art

Each TRUE NORTH Kimberley itinerary features opportunity to admire pristine examples of both Wandjina and Gwion Gwion style art. Wandjina art is characterised by spirit figures. In Aboriginal mythology the Wandjina were the cloud and rain spirits who created the landscape and its inhabitants. Gwion Gwion art is only found in the Kimberley and consists primarily of human figures ornamented with accessories such as tassels and headdress. Past research concerning this art has included debate about the origins and the ethnicity of the artists. Guests access ‘galleries’ either via guided walks or dedicated helicopter flights. The ship’s biologist/naturalists provide entertaining interpretive sessions. Some departures feature guest speakers with elevated knowledge of aboriginal culture.

Guests on-board the TRUE NORTH visit pristine rock art galleries on most days of their Kimberley itineraries but perhaps the best time to see rock art is during the cooler months from May to July. 

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