Aboriginal art forms in Melbourne
Artists from different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around Australia produce work that may be recognisable as Aboriginal. The range of styles and subject matters used in Aboriginal art are diverse, reflecting a vast range of lifestyles, landscapes, cultural experiences and beliefs. Aboriginal art sold in Melbourne may be produced locally, but it may come from anywhere within Australia.
Buying Aboriginal art
City of Melbourne maintains a Code of practice for galleries and retailers of Indigenous art. Galleries and shops that adhere to this code of practice have agreed to ensure Indigenous artists receive fair payment for their work. Purchasing from these shops helps protect the future of Aboriginal arts practice in Melbourne and around Australia, and helps ensure the ethical treatment of Aboriginal artists.
Use the Buyer's checklist to help ensure you are buying Aboriginal art that is produced and sold in an ethical manner. These galleries and shops sell ethically produced Aboriginal art.