Aboriginal Australian art

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Discussion paper

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and crafts: issues paper

The Productivity Commission has started a new study into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and crafts. This issues paper sets out some of the issues and questions that people have raised in the early stage of the study.
Discussion paper

Indigenous Knowledge consultation paper

In this consultation paper, Intellectual Property (IP) Australia aims to enhance Australia’s IP system to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to benefit from and protect their Indigenous Knowledge.
Strategy

Western Australian cultural infrastructure framework 2030+

This strategy document outlines how the Government of Western Australia aims to facilitate activities in arts, culture and creativity in the state.
Discussion paper

Consultation paper on growing the Indigenous visual arts industry

This paper includes information on activities the federal government is currently undertaking to support artists, art centres and the industry, and asks questions of the sector to inform future activities, especially considering the full long-term effects of COVID-19.
Strategy

Creative Barkly: sustaining the arts and creative sector in remote Australia

The Creative Barkly project worked closely with partners Barkly Regional Arts (BRA) and Regional Development Australia, Northern Territory (RDANT) to address a pressing need for evidence-based research that examines how this sector is currently functioning in very remote Australia and where its growth potential lies.
Report

Integrating art production and economic development in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory

This report presents the results of a study that forms one component of a major National Survey of Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists. The report relates to the implementation of the National Survey in Region 2 (Arnhem Land).
Commentary

Explainer: our copyright laws and the Australian Aboriginal flag

Reports that two Aboriginal-owned businesses and the AFL have received cease and desist warnings over their use of the Aboriginal flag on clothing have left many Australians surprised and confused.
Report

Integrating art production and economic development in North West NT and the Tiwi Islands

This Report presents the results of a study that forms one component of a major National Survey of Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists. This Report relates to the implementation of the National Survey in Region 3: The North-West region of the Northern Territory...
Report

Integrating art production and economic development in the Central Desert (NT) and the APY Lands (SA)

This report presents the results of a study that forms one component of a major National Survey of Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists. The Survey was undertaken in the Department of Economics at Macquarie University progressively across six regions in remote Australia. This...
Report

Report on the impact of inauthentic art and craft in the style of First Nations peoples

First Nations art and craft is not simply a collection of design elements in some artistic media presentation. They are in fact a representation of cultural songlines. Art is therefore integral to the cultural identity, stories and history of First Nations peoples. It is about...
Discussion paper

A proposed National Indigenous Arts and Cultural Authority (NIACA): public discussion paper

This discussion paper is designed to inform the national consultation process about the value, role, scope and form of a National Indigenous Arts and Cultural Authority (NIACA).
Report

National Aboriginal Art Gallery: final consultation report

The Northern Territory Government is developing a world-class National Aboriginal Art Gallery in Alice Springs, celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from across the country and supporting the economic development of the town.
Report

Garma Festival 2017 report

The 2017 Garma Festival placed a high value on education, with a bold vision to weave a national Indigenous education curriculum into the mainstream Western syllabus. The grounds of the bunggul again were an interesting place to watch and learn what that may look like...
Strategy

First peoples: a roadmap for enhancing Indigenous engagement in museums and galleries

The Australian Museums and Galleries Association 10-Year Indigenous Roadmap is committed to improving Indigenous engagement and employment. The roadmap was developed for the museums and galleries sector.
Report

Protection of Aboriginal rock art of the Burrup Peninsula

The Burrup Peninsula is known for its cultural and archaeological significance, as it is the densest known concentration of rock engravings anywhere in the world. It contains Australia's largest collection of Aboriginal rock art (also known as petroglyphs), with more than one million images in...
Strategy

IACA strategic plan 2016-21

The Indigenous Art Centre Alliance (IACA) strategic plan has been prepared and largely based on judgment and opinion after extensive consultation with the Committee of Management, members, staff, external stakeholders and others.
Report

Integrating art production and economic development in the Kimberley

An overarching purpose of this study is to investigate and analyse the extent to which art and cultural production that has market potential can provide a viable pathway towards economic empowerment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote towns, settlements and outstations...
Report

Garma Festival 2016 report

2016 Garma Festival Theme: The Land is our Backbone - 40th Anniversary of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act. This year's Garma Festival made some important progress on a number of issues which go to the heart of Indigenous well-being.
Strategy

NSW Aboriginal arts and cultural strategy 2015-2018

The New South Wales Aboriginal arts and cultural strategy was developed in two stages: stage one 2010 - 2014 and stage two 2015-2018. Stage two of the strategy aims to build employment capability in a strong, contemporary multi-disciplinary Aboriginal arts and cultural sector in New...
Report

The Art Economies Value Chain reports: synthesis

The analysis of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual art value chain has been divided into four reports and this overarching synthesis. Each report focuses on important economic, social and trade issues in the art value chain.
Conference paper

Contemporary Aboriginal art and the cultural landscapes of urban Australia

Place identity in Australia is currently in a state of flux, owing to the decentralization of cultural landscapes through urbanization. Indigenous caring for landscape has always been associated with the originary condition of Australian wilderness. This paper argues that an understanding of place identity in...
Literature review

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art economies project: literature review

This literature review surveys writing about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and craft sector of remote Australia. The review has been compiled as a foundational text for the ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Economies’ research project being undertaken by the CRC for...
Report

Garma Festival 2011 report

The 2011 annual Garma Festival was staged from Friday 5 August and the closing ceremony concluded the afternoon of Monday 8th August. The Key Forum theme was Academic Excellence & Cultural Integrity, a topic that flowed on from the 2010 Key Theme of Indigenous Education...
Briefing paper

Indigenous art - securing the future: Australia's Indigenous visual arts and craft sector

This is the Australian Government's response to the Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Inquiry into the Indigenous visual arts and craft sector, Indigenous Arts - Securing the Future, as tabled on 20 June 2007.
Guide

Indigenous visual arts and craft resource directory 2006

This directory aims to support the Australian Indigenous arts and cultural industry and to make the exceptional depth and range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork more accessible. The Indigenous Visual Arts and Craft Resource Directory 2006 is published by the Australian Government. Please...