University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome Campus

Collecting the Kimberley through art

Since its inception as an educational campus for Kimberley communities, the University of Notre Dame’s campus in Broome has also been committed to collecting and exhibiting the art generated from their Kimberley parish communities. Many of the artists have since become internationally acclaimed. The UNDA art collection comprising paintings, drawings, sculpture, artefacts, prints and other items, is testament to the varied artistic skills of their community and to the emergence of a strong synchronicity between Catholicism and Aboriginal belief systems. The Painting the Future exhibition, along with cabinets of artefacts and artworks, are on permanent display in the foyer of the University library, whilst other items in the collection are held in an archive, and can be viewed on request.


88 Guy Street
Broome WA 6725

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri 8am – 5pm
Emus and love

Beautifully articulated in the dot-style painting of the western desert, Beagle Bay artist Peter Achill presents two perspectives of emus, meeting and creating new life, in the billabong country of...

Getting Christian

Acclaimed artist Queenie McKenzie painted this work for the Painting the Future exhibition in 1998. Queenie said, ‘My painting shows Mary, Joseph and Jesus telling stories to Gija people after they...

Jesus as emu spirit

Matthew Tjupurrula Gill is a Christian Kukatja artist of the remote Balgo Hills community in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. Gill became an ambassador for his people and the church...

More North West collections

Little bit long way

So says the first of many painted car-bonnet signs as you turn off the Great Northern Highway to travel the 350 kms along the Tanami track to the Warlayirti Artists Art and Culture Centre at Balgo...

Not forgotten – the story of Wyndham

Sitting at the confluence of five rivers on the Cambridge Gulf, lies the old town of Wyndham, the most northerly port of Western Australia. After the great cattle treks by Nat Buchanan and the Duracks...

WA's first pearling port

Located on the beautiful banks of the Harding River, the Cossack Museum is housed in the old courthouse, now resurrected from the abandoned port town of Cossack. As Perth was developing into the state...

Hidden treasure

A hidden treasure in the heart of Broome's Chinatown, the Yu Family Historical Display can be found housed in the upstairs rooms that sit over their Sung Ming restaurant in what Broome locals used to...

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