How do I know that my purchase is 100% created by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist or maker?
We collaborate exclusively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, art centres and businesses. Our goal is to support them in their artistic, creative and cultural endeavours with the goal of creating a self-sustaining and self-determining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander retail and arts industry.
Our art and products are sourced from Aboriginal-owned businesses and Art Centers. Suppliers are carefully vetted to ensure their authenticity and businesses are certified by the Indigenous Art Code.
We will provide you with a certificate of authenticity with art purchases and relevant product information with other purchases.
How can I find out more about the artist or art I’ve purchased?
We support many amazing independent artists, art centres and businesses and love to promote them!
Our model of working isn’t about representation of a small stable of artists but rather a growing hub and an artistic community.
You can find a lot of information as you navigate our website. Check out the Artists and Brands pages. We often link to their websites so you can explore further.
What percentage of profits do your artists and suppliers receive from the sale of their art/merchandise?
Each Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artist, art centre and business are unique and prices are negotiated and can vary.
Generally speaking, we take a 30% commission on sales to cover our overheads; it costs to have a prime location in a Brisbane metro area, professional staff, insurances, marketing and communications, administration and general expenses running a gallery and retail space.
Millenia old and modern day culture shines through our many diverse arts practices, and they are shared for all at the Aboriginal Art Co.