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Burrup Rock Art Series with Friends of the Art Gallery of WA

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Ancient Petroglyphs of the Dampier Archipelago (Murujuga/Burrup Peninsula)

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Lecture 1: Protection and Preservation of the Rock Art on the Burrup Peninsula

with Professor Jo McDonald

Image supplied Mike Donaldson

The Dampier Archipelago contains the largest concentration of rock art in the world, estimated at perhaps a million petroglyphs. The art is extraordinary in its range and diversity. Associated with the art is a rich archaeological record. Many motifs and some stone features are connected to the beliefs and ceremonial practices of Aboriginal people in the Pilbara region today. The entire Archipelago is a continuous Cultural Landscape providing a detailed record of both sacred and secular life reaching from the present back into the past, perhaps to the first settlement of Australia. Professor Jo McDonald is the Rio Tinto Chair for the Burrup within UWA’s Centre for Rock Art Research + Management. She is the Lead Chief Investigator of Murujuga: Dynamics of the Dreaming ARC Linkage Project which she will present to us.

Date: Saturday 18 February
Time: 11am lecture commences
Location: Imagination Room - AGWA Concourse
Price: $15 Member / $20 Non Member

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Image credit - Image supplied Mike Donaldson


Lecture 2: Rock Art of the Dampier Peninsula

with Dr Ken Mulvaney

Dr Ken Mulvaney is a Cultural Heritage Specialist employed by Rio Tinto in the Dampier Archipelago, in the N-W Pilbara region of Western Australia. One of his specific roles is to oversee activities in relation to the protection and preservation of heritage assets on the Burrup Peninsula. His doctorate was an exposition on the 45,000 year old petroglyphs on the Burrup, an area in which he is the world expert.

Date: Saturday 4 March
Time: 11am lecture commences
Location: Imagination Room - AGWA Concourse
Price: $15 Member / $20 Non Member

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Lecture 3: Rock Art of the Dampier Peninsula

with Mike Donaldson

Image supplied Mike Donaldson

Mike Donaldson is a retired geologist who is passionate about the rock art of the Pilbara and the Kimberley. He has published several books on rock art and his photography certainly does justice to the amazing carvings on the Burrup. Mike’s book ‘Burrup Rock Art’ will be available for purchase at the lecture.

Date: Saturday 18 March
Time: 11am lecture commences
Location: Imagination Room - AGWA Concourse
Price: $15 Member / $20 Non Member

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Image credit - Image supplied Mike Donaldson


Lecture 4: Protection of the Murujuga Art on the Burrup Peninsula

with Hon Robin Chapple MLA

Image supplied Mike Donaldson
Hon Robin Chapple MLA was an engineer before he entered politics, and it was while working in the Pilbara that he discovered the petroglyphs of the Burrup peninsula. During a break from politics in 2006 he helped found Friends of Australian Rock Art, and since being back in Parliament he has fought indefatigably for protection of the rock art, amongst many other causes.

Date: Saturday 25 March
Time: 11am lecture commences
Location: Imagination Room - AGWA Concourse
Price: $15 Member / $20 Non Member

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Image credit - Image supplied Mike Donaldson


Lecture 5: Protection of Rock Art on the Burrup Peninsula

with Judith Hugo

Image supplied Mike Donaldson

Judith Hugo is Curator of the North Metropolitan TAFE Art collection as well as a voluntary guide at AGWA. Since joining Friends of Rock Art Australia in 2007 she has organised awareness raising annual tours to the Burrup. As Co-convenor of FARA, she has met regularly with government and industry in the quest to increase protection of this unique rock art precinct from toxic industrial emissions.

Date: Saturday 8 April
Time: 11am lecture commences
Location: Imagination Room - AGWA Concourse
Price: $15 Member / $20 Non Member

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Image credit - Image supplied Mike Donaldson


 
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