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Public consultation forums will be held across Australia to gather more feedback on the draft Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct.

The draft code of conduct is designed to strengthen fair and ethical trade in the Indigenous visual art industry. It specifies a set of minimum standards for dealers, agents and artists, and defines terms of trade, rights and responsibilities for the sale and management of artworks.

A series of public forums will be held throughout April and May 2009 in order to find out more about the views of the art industry and general public.

Anyone interested in having their say on the draft code and the issues around exploitation in the Indigenous art industry are invited to attend.

Adelaide SA

Monday 27 April 2009, 10am-5pm

Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, Corner Morphett Street and North Terrace, Adelaide

Alice Springs NT

Monday 20 to Tuesday 21 April 2009 (Mon 2-5pm, Tues 9am-1pm)

Madigans Function Room, Desert Park, Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs

Brisbane QLD

Thursday 28 May 2009, 9.30am-5pm

State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane

Broome WA

Wednesday 29 April 2009, 9am-5pm

Portlight Room, Mercure Inn Continental, Weld Street, Broome

Cairns QLD

Tuesday 26 May 2009, 10.30am-5.30pm

Trinity Esplanade Room, Rydges Tradewinds, The Esplanade, Cairns

Canberra ACT

Wednesday 20 May 2009, 9am-3.30pm

Gorman House Arts Centre, Ainslie Avenue, Braddon, Canberra

Darwin NT

Monday 25 May 2009, 9am-5pm

Darwin Entertainment Centre, 93 Mitchell Street, Darwin

Hobart TAS

Friday 22 May 2009, 9.30am-3pm

Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, 40 Macquarie Street, Hobart

Melbourne VIC

Thursday 21 May 2009, 9am-5pm

Venue TBC

Perth WA

Tuesday 28 April 2009, 9am-3pm

Theatrette, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Mall, Perth

Sydney NSW

Tuesday 19 May 2009, 9.30am-5pm

Patrick White Room, Australia Council for the Arts, 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, Sydney

To confirm attendance, please contact Katie Long on (02) 9215 9173, toll free 1800 226 912 or email

Visit to stay up to date with the consultations.



Brianna Roberts


(02) 9215 9030


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