About Desert River Sea Project
Desert River Sea: Kimberley Art Then and Now is a ground-breaking six-year visual arts initiative developed by the Art Gallery of Western Australia with funding support from the Rio Tinto Community Investment Fund. Its aim is to bridge the cultural and geographic distance between Aboriginal artists of the diverse Kimberley region, the Gallery in Perth and national and international audiences, thereby forging a network of cultural and artistic exchange and understanding.
Born out of close consultation with senior artists, art centres and community members, the project includes the development of a comprehensive digital portal www.desertriversea.com.au, a Visual Arts Leaders professional development program and research and documentation. It will conclude with a publication and landmark exhibition in 2019 celebrating the region’s art and culture.
desertriversea.com.au celebrates the art of the Kimberley region, as well as its diverse cultures, the breathtaking landscapes and narratives which tell of its creation, and the people who call this country home. Over 500 artworks are displayed here. With content updated regularly, this online portal is a compelling resource for all those seeking inspiration from, and information about, Kimberley art.