To draw attention to these everyday artists, be they working in art centres or, like Saretta, with galleries and dealers, the Indigenous Art Code is launching a national campaign next week, "Our Art Is Our Lifeline", to encourage people to buy Indigenous art and to inform them about the most ethical means of doing so.’
The Indigenous Art Code helps protect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists by getting sellers of their art to commit to treating artists fairly, transparently and respectfully. Where problems arise with both dealer and non-dealer members of the Indigenous Art Code we support artists to exercise agency, to make sure they get a fair go within the industry. We encourage artists, the general public and industry to bring reports of breaches of the Code to us.
Visit www.indigenousartcode.org for more info.