How to Buy
ANKA’s publication The Ethical Buying Guide – Purchasing Aboriginal Art provides information on how to buy Aboriginal art and objects ethically and is available in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese.
The Indigenous Art Code has excellent online information on buying ethically and why it is important.
In many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, art sales are the main source of income. Making sure you always buy ethically and authentically is not just about protecting the buyer’s investment, it’s about respect for the world’s oldest living culture, ensuring the artists and those around them are paid fairly and securing a sustainable future for Australia’s Indigenous art industry.
— From Indigenous Art Code, How to buy ethically
Norma weaving a pandanus basket at Injalak Art Centre, Gunbalanya. Image courtesy Injalak Arts.