If the term ‘aboriginal art’ brings to mind galleries, art fairs and exhibitions, why not take your experience to the next level? Consider a gallery set in the sweeping landscape of northern Australia, featuring Indigenous rock art that has survived an ice age.
From the Wandjina and Gwion Gwion (or Bradshaw) paintings of the Kimberley, to the etchings of the Pilbara, the sheer timescale of this art will leave you breathless. Tens of thousands of years old, these open-air galleries promise to be the purest experience of Aboriginal art you will ever have.
Jilinya guides are Wandjina people from the Worrorra language group, who see the Wandjina as their god, law-maker and creator. Jilinya offers a mix of land, water and air travel, with exclusive small-group helicopter charters taking you to secret art sites and swimming holes.
The Morgans have a passion for sharing the rich and ancient culture of their people and their homeland. Learn about the spiritual significance of Kimberley rock art as they take you through some of the most famous sites and share the dreamtime stories connected to them.
Wundargoodie Aboriginal Safaris
Ngurrangga Tours mostly operates from Karratha and offers visitors a unique experience of the Pilbara, through the eyes of a traditional owner. You can learn about bush foods and medicines, as well as the ancient rock art created by the Yaburrara (Northern Ngarluma) people. Clinton brings the experience alive with traditional stories and songs sung using the wirra (boomerang).
For more information on rock art, head to the Kimberley Foundation Australia.