From the magnificent saltwater country of Broome and surrounds; the majestic scenery surrounding Fitzroy Crossing; bush tucker gathered by families, and boab trees against sunsets in Derby, the Kimberley region of Western Australia is home to just some of our many First Nation artists.
Continuing through to the Great Sandy Desert, most of our artists have either traveled the Canning Stock Route themselves, or are direct descendants of the trailblazers of Aboriginal art in Balgo, Western Australia.
"Many artists, one mob" is how we have become over the past year since we first appeared at the Broome Markets, and later for a short stint over Christmas at the Primewest Broome Boulevard. Over that time, we have become a safe place for Aboriginal friends to meet, paint or just have a cuppa, no matter where their mob is from. We are non-judgmental and invite anyone to join with our group - the physically and mentally disabled, those released from prison, victims of domestic violence, going through various forms of recovery, and the many who are away from Country and families for intensive dialysis and medical treatment.
We pride ourselves on transparency in our dealings and providing the full amount the artists have requested for their work straight away. Most importantly we are friends and enjoy working together - First Nation or Kartiya, Kukatja or Ngikina, we all speak the same language of friendship, respect and coming together as one mob to keep our Dreamings alive.
Bethany Cooper, Founder
Welcome to Kimberley Authentic Art!
Comprising of independent Aboriginal artists from across the Kimberley, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, this is a safe, friendly and transparent online environment to display and sell our beautiful authentic Dreaming stories passed down from many generations.
We now hope to pass these Dreamings to our next generations, with the proceeds of our sales encouraging our children and grandchildren to share our pride in our work, and to continue well into the future.