Congratulations to Collaborating Scholar Sally K May!

Sally was one of the success stories in the recent ARC announcements of funded future fellowships. Sally’s project aims to generate new understandings of Australia’s past by exploring the lives and legacies of known Aboriginal rock art artists. It addresses key questions in global archaeology relating to when, where and why rock art was created. Using innovative methodologies, this project intends to create a unique archive of 20th century rock art and oral history recordings from western Arnhem Land. The anticipated outcomes will include new internationally significant knowledge concerning the impacts of colonisation on artistic practices in Australia. Furthermore, the project aims to contribute new information and data that can be used to inform cultural heritage management and education programs both locally and across Australia.

The Research Centre wishes Sally all the best with this research project and looks forward to the exciting outcomes and contributions to global archaeology that will be achieved.