Public consultation forums will be held across Australia to gather more feedback on the draft Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct.
The draft code of conduct is designed to strengthen fair and ethical trade in the Indigenous visual art industry. It specifies a set of minimum standards for dealers, agents and artists, and defines terms of trade, rights and responsibilities for the sale and management of artworks.
A series of public forums will be held throughout April and May 2009 in order to find out more about the views of the art industry and general public.
Anyone interested in having their say on the draft code and the issues around exploitation in the Indigenous art industry are invited to attend.
Monday 27 April 2009, 10am-5pm
Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, Corner Morphett Street and North Terrace, Adelaide
Alice Springs NT
Monday 20 to Tuesday 21 April 2009 (Mon 2-5pm, Tues 9am-1pm)
Madigans Function Room, Desert Park, Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs
Thursday 28 May 2009, 9.30am-5pm
State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane
Wednesday 29 April 2009, 9am-5pm
Portlight Room, Mercure Inn Continental, Weld Street, Broome
Tuesday 26 May 2009, 10.30am-5.30pm
Trinity Esplanade Room, Rydges Tradewinds, The Esplanade, Cairns
Wednesday 20 May 2009, 9am-3.30pm
Gorman House Arts Centre, Ainslie Avenue, Braddon, Canberra
Monday 25 May 2009, 9am-5pm
Darwin Entertainment Centre, 93 Mitchell Street, Darwin
Friday 22 May 2009, 9.30am-3pm
Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, 40 Macquarie Street, Hobart
Thursday 21 May 2009, 9am-5pm
Tuesday 28 April 2009, 9am-3pm
Theatrette, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Mall, Perth
Tuesday 19 May 2009, 9.30am-5pm
Patrick White Room, Australia Council for the Arts, 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, Sydney
To confirm attendance, please contact Katie Long on (02) 9215 9173, toll free 1800 226 912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit australiacouncil.gov.au/indigenousartconsult to stay up to date with the consultations.