What we do
Up to 80% of Indigenous Art for sale in Australia is inauthentic or fake.
That’s why Aboriginal Art Co. empowers artists while giving consumers a clear ethical choice with authentic art and high-quality products that benefit the creators directly.
What drives us
A future where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have full agency over their art and cultural practices.
Promote and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts through cultural, creative and economic platforms.
Supporting the sector
Aboriginal Art Co will create impact.
As creators ourselves, we’re not your typical art dealers. We know how important it is for Indigenous artists and makers to get their art, products and culture out to the world on their own terms.
We’ve built pathways and platforms to make this a reality. It’s about self-determination with how artists’ and creators’ trade. It’s about having control of the narrative. And it’s about choosing how to share 60,000 years of culture and history.
We don’t want you to be part of the problem either. At Aboriginal Art Co, you’re buying art and products that fairly and directly benefit the source.
How we do it
It all comes back to Aboriginal Art Co’s objectives — promotion, enterprise, and pathways.
Promoting First Nations artists and their artworks, practicing and encouraging economic sustainability through enterprise and creating career pathways into the arts and commerce industries.
COUNTRY – Aboriginal Art Co is mindful of our responsibility to care for country and aim to minimise our environment footprint by choosing eco-friendly supplies and service.
COMMUNITY – Aboriginal Art Co is committed to nurturing relationships, particularly with artists and creatives, art centres and businesses who we collaborate with.
LEADERSHIP – Our Board will include at least 50% Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander members to ensure our involvement in decision making processes.
ACCOUNTABILITY – We are committed to maintaining active membership of the Indigenous Art Code; a system to preserve and promote ethical trading in Indigenous art.
"60,000 years of continuous artistic expression is powerful."