APO resource visit counts have been improved. For more information, see our Policies & Guidelines

Report

Somewhere in the world: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and its place in the global art market

30 Sep 2016
Description

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art is a distinctive feature of Australia’s cultural and creative landscape and a sizeable component of Australian identity. While the political dimensions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art remain much contested, the aesthetic and economic aspects are better established. Reflecting the prominent place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in Australian society, there have been – for over 40 years – numerous attempts to place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art into the global art market, as both a cultural experience and a commercial opportunity. This paper surveys the uneven history of these attempts and the often contradictory motivations at work. These attempts are given some context through statistical information, and the paper concludes with a summary of the current challenges and opportunities.

Publication Details
Published year only: 
2016
41
Share
Share
Keywords
Geographic Coverage
Advertisement