Part of Kimberley WA
The Kimberley region of northern Western Australia is a vast region covering more than 400 000 square kilometres. It is home to Aboriginal people of diverse language and cultures. Kimberley art is recognised as a strong and distinctive style. The first of the major developments in Kimberley painting was at Warmun (Turkey creek), south of Kununurra when a group of artists emerged in the late 1970s who painted ceremonial boards using natural ochres. The style of painters such as the late Rover Thomas, Queenie McKenzie, Jack Britten and others is identifiable by its use of flat areas of thick ochre, silhouette forms and marking of outlines with white or pale ochre dots.