Sitting at the top of Western Australia, the Kimberley is bordered on the west by the Indian Ocean, on the north by the Timor Sea, on the south by the Tanami and Great Sandy Deserts, and on the east by the Northern Territory. This vast and sparsely inhabited region is renowned for its rugged and dramatic landscape. Immense rivers snake across the ancient landscape and cut deep gorges in the orange hills, the iconic boab trees stand tall, and unique rock formations rise up off of the beautiful sandstone coast.
Artists from this region have been recognized for their work for several years. Early innovators included Rover Thomas and Queenie McKenzie (both deceased); Dolly Snell and Lisa Uhl are current leaders in the field of contemporary art from this region.