The long awaited Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct has been officially launched as well as Indigenous Art Code Limited, the Company established to ensure professional and transparent behaviour in working with Indigenous artists.
We recommend everyone take a few minutes and have a look at the extensive website at www.indigenousartcode.org for more information on how this effects artists, customers, galleries, art centres and dealers.
So far 32 dealer members have been accepted including a number of current members of Art.Trade, as well as 2 artist members and 5 support members with many more expected to be admitted in the near future.
The Board of Art.Trade has been active “behind the scenes” over the year, contributing to the development of a national code of ethical practice, making submissions to the Senate Committee investigating the Australian Indigenous Visual Arts and Craft industry and providing information to the government about the Aboriginal art market.
Art.Trade has represented its Members through the Reference Group for the Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct (see below). Development of the Code was strongly endorsed by the Senate Committee for Industry wide adoption.