Author(s): National Museum of Australia
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the expansion of the Western Australian mining and pastoral industries led to the surveying of a track along which cattle could be driven from Kimberley stations to markets in the south. This track became known as the 'Canning Stock Route'. In 2007 nearly 70 artists travelled up the stock route.
John Carty is a Canning Stock Route Project anthropologist who has worked extensively throughout the Western Desert and Kimberley regions. Carly Davenport works for FORM, an independent not for profit organization dedicated to advocating for and developing creativity in Western Australia. As project team leader, she guided the development of the Yiwarra Kuju exhibition in collaboration with the National Museum of Australia. Monique LaFontaine is an artist, a writer, and a manager of the Canning Stock Route Project's archive of content.