Not only is there plenty of fake, cheaply produced ‘Aboriginal art’ coming out of Asia, there are corrupt dealers paying Indigenous artists significantly less than the paintings’ true value. To guarantee ethical fair trade, all of the paintings we offer come from remote Aboriginal-owned community art centres.
These centres provide Aboriginal Australia with a wide-ranging lifeline. They are an important hub for elders, artists and the younger generation to gather and bond, telling their stories and creating beautiful paintings. They fund cultural events and community initiatives while safeguarding fair payment for the artworks, directly distributing funds that equitably support the artist, their community and their culture.
In remote areas where employment opportunities are scarce, partnering with community art centres provides vital social and economic benefits. Profits not only put food on the table, they help preserve a proud peoples’ heritage. Every painting tells the story of an ancient culture; every purchase is ethical; every purchase supports the community and its future prosperity.