On 22 August 2018, Lockhart River Arts Centre completed it's new member registration with the Australian Indigenous Art Code. The registration signals a significant change for the Arts Centre, the artists, staff and directors to ensure that it operates, functions and implements ethical business practice that does not exploit the Indigenous Australian artists from Lockhart River. The change also ensures that all present and future transactions with commercial representative galleries within Australia and International are ethical. The Art Centre will review all its current representative galleries and will ensure that it deals in future with commercial galleries who are also code members.
What is the Indigenous Art Code? The Indigenous Art Code is a system to preserve and promote ethical trading in Indigenous Australian arts. For more information on the code log on to https://indigenousartcode.org/
Written: Enoch Perazim, Corporation Manager