I flew to Sydney for a meeting of the Fake Art Harms Culture working group. Facilitated by Indigenous Art Code and Arts Law, and with Viscopy the campaign was designed to draw attention to the proliferation of fake Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art being produced overseas and in Australia, and the sold in Australia.
Unexpectedly, Bob Katter MP initiated a Private Members Bill to address the issue via changes to the ACCC Legislation. A press conference was held and we continued to hold discussions about the legislation. We will be heading to Canberra next week to continue working on the issue and will post more details about the legislation. More to come ..