Arts and Events in the Kimberley

Country Arts WA acknowledges the Aboriginal people of the Kimberley as the traditional custodians. We are thankful to be on this country and acknowledge the Elders past, present and emerging. We respect and celebrate the continuing contribution of Aboriginal Australians to culture and the arts.

At the very northern end of WA you’ll find the Kimberley, bordered by two seas to the north and two deserts to the south. The region was one of the first to be settled by the First Australians, as they arrived to the area around 41,000 years ago. Today around 40% of the roughly 36,000 people living permanently in the Kimberley are of Aboriginal descent.

Highlights

Mowanjum Arts Festival

Each year in July the Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre hosts the Mowanjum Festival, sharing the vibrant, living culture of the Ngarinyin, Worrorra and Wunambal peoples and attracting thousands of visitors from across Australia.

Shinju Matsuri

Broome’s elaborate and diverse history is perfectly encapsulated in this incredible kaleidoscope of events, born out of stories from the heritage of Broome and the surrounding areas of the Kimberley region. A huge collection of phenomenal artists show off their talent over this week of dazzling entertainment.

Arts and Events in the Kimberley

Regional Freecall

Metropolitan

Country Arts WA receives core funding from the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lotterywest.