The appointment of the inaugural Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art at The University of Western Australia will be announced at a formal ceremony at UWA on Wednesday.
The event will be attended by Kimberley Foundation Australia Chair Maria Myers; representatives from global energy company INPEX and the WA Government's Department of Indigenous Affairs; UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson; the Dean of UWA's Faculty of Arts, Winthrop Professor Krishna Sen; UWA archaeologists and guests.
A Welcome To Country ceremony will be conducted by Perth Nyungar Traditional Owner and Research Fellow Professor Len Collard, from UWA's School of Indigenous Studies.
The Chair will be based in UWA's Centre for Rock Art Research and Management (CRARM) and will work in collaboration with Traditional Owners and their Representative Bodies to help document date and study Indigenous rock art of world significance in the Kimberley region.
EVENT: Announcement of Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art.
DATE: Wednesday 14 November.
WHERE: Prescott Room, Vice-Chancellery, UWA (nearest entrance, P1 off intersection Winthrop Avenue, Stirling Hwy and Mounts Bay Road).
NB: The announcement will be followed next evening (November 15) by ‘Archaeology, chronology and rock art in the northwest Kimberley' a talk by rock art archaeologist and UWA Adjunct Associate Professor June Ross at 6.30pm, in the Theatre Auditorium of The University Club, UWA. Registrations here.