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Art market gets ugly as indigenous bubble bursts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-01 06:23:52

It began with a bang just over a decade ago in the lush years of fast-paced economic growth, faltered in the global financial crisis, and was quietly, sadly laid in its grave over the past two weeks, its funeral marked...» Read More


Indigenous art code launched

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-19 00:10:06

Art galleries, dealers and auction houses have been urged to sign up to code of conduct aimed at ending dodgy sale practices within the multi-million dollar indigenous art sector. The voluntary code follows a 2007 Senate inquiry that found many indigenous...» Read More


Fringe artists find power in collective spirit

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-02 03:50:15

And then there's the lesser known, yet just as significant, 61-year-old Jane Young - a star of Alice Spring's town camp painting scene. Young is from Tangentyere Artists - an indigenous art centre established five years ago in Alice Springs to...» Read More


Aboriginal Art and Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-16 17:54:18

Australian Aboriginal Art is much sought after internationally, but Australians overall and Aborigines themselves benefit little from it. By John August Gordon Syron is an Aboriginal artist who understands the market better than most, having run an art gallery in...» Read More


Call of wider sunshine

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 13:11:26

Nicholas Rothwell from the Australian, previews the Telstra Indigenous Art Awards. It is a fascinating article, well worth a long read: The realities of the bush tend, though, to disrupt such fine ideas. Consider the far western desert, the golden home for...» Read More


Ethics code on Aboriginal art to deter fraud

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-10 03:23:07

More on the Rudd Government's response to the Senate inquiry in the Australian: The Rudd Government yesterday took its first step to clean up the Aboriginal art sector by supporting a national ethics code that aims to deter carpetbaggers and fraudsters. The...» Read More


Only regulation will stop shonks

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-31 00:10:32

Joyce Morgan from the Sydney Morning Herald talks to Ben Genocchio about his book, the Four Corner's Programme Art for art's sake and how to improve the Aboriginal art industry. Mandatory regulation is essential if carpetbaggers, fakes and frauds are to...» Read More


Dealers exploit aboriginal Australian artists, TV show reports

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 02:11:47

CBC News from Canada reports on the Four Corners programme, Art for Art's Sake. Unethical aboriginal art dealers are commonly called carpetbaggers in Australia. Four Corners broadcaster Quentin McDermott said most insiders are afraid to speak publicly about industry practices. Dealers and auction...» Read More


A shonky easel empire

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-29 08:30:57

Beverley Knight talks to the Australian about shonky Aboriginal art. Quoted from the article: The Aboriginal art market is particularly vulnerable. Issues such as language barriers, the geographic remoteness of many artists' communities, poverty, artists who work outside the art centre-commercial gallery...» Read More


The Australian: the desert's tainted brush

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-09-11 06:36:35

As the Aboriginal art community struggles against a growing culture of fraud, one group of desert artists is taking a stand, writes Nicholas Rothwell A thread of rich, autumnal colours, fit for the burning season, runs through the latest Desert...» Read More


Aboriginal art in Paris: In your dreaming

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-10-11 14:26:43

A select slice of Paris’s art collecting elite gathered at elegant rooms on Avenue Matignon earlier this month for auction house Christie’s first-ever exhibition of Australian Aboriginal art. Thirty or so works on preview had been selected especially to tempt...» Read More


The Age - Aboriginal works and artful dodgers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2003-09-20 06:43:40

The Age - September 20, 2003 Gabriella Coslovich As the value of Aboriginal art increases so, too, do claims that artists are being exploited, reports Gabriella Coslovich. An incredibly interesting article about the impact of the boom of Aboriginal Art sales globabbly in...» Read More


Passion, Rich Collectors and the Export Dollar: The Selling of Aboriginal Art Overseas

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 1998-08-11 14:31:24

Quoted from the article Artlink magazine article: The paradox Within Australia there are two common misconceptions about Aboriginal art and the international audience. First there is the belief that 'selling Aboriginal art overseas is the biggest thing since sliced bread and the...» Read More