Kimba is a Yawuru, Bardi and Kija woman from Broome, Western Australia. Having grown up in the beautiful and ancient lands of the far Northern WA Peninsula, as a teenager Kimba received a scholarship to attend high school in Perth. Since graduating, she has gone on to study journalism at Curtin University and worked for Reconciliation-WA as a Project Officer. Additionally, Kimba is on the boards of civil rights and education based organisations ICEA, National Centre of Indigenous Excellence and Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, where she has undertaken the roles of ambassador and coordinator. In 2016 Kimba represented WA in the IMP (Indigenous Marathon Project) for the 42km New York Marathon. Like many others who meet Kimba, I was so taken by her uplifting and charismatic personality. Firmly grounded within her own Aboriginality, Kimba is a true born leader and educator, devoted to spreading empathy and understanding across cultures.
150 x 150cm
Oil on Canvas
2015 Kennedy Prize finalist
2016 Alice Prize finalist
2016 London BP Portrait Award semi finalist
2016 Black Swan Prize finalist
“I want for more people to have a better connection to First Nation people and to be filled with pride that they are the world’s oldest surviving, thriving culture!” – Kimberley Benjamin
This original artwork has been sold.
Limited prints of this artwork can be purchased here.