AUSTRALIA. Perth Airport has signed up as a Supporter Member of the Indigenous Art Code, formed following a Senate inquiry into Australia’s Indigenous visual arts industry.
The Western Australia hub is calling for fair and ethical trade with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists and transparency in promoting and selling artwork, particularly projects targeting the tourist market.
Perth Airport Chief Commercial Officer Kate Holsgrove said: “We want transparency and integrity in the market and the Code can guide retailers to achieve this. We agree with the Indigenous Art Code’s concerns regarding selling artworks and artefacts that appropriate Aboriginal and Torres Strait culture and designs, fake art.