It’s been two weeks since I was in Sydney, and a week since we returned from Canberra for the Fake Art Harms campaign. I was originally heading there to participate in the Indigenous Professionals Closing the Gap event with the Prime Minister. But, as a representative on Viscopy and FACCI, I headed to Canberra to participate in a day of lobbying as part of the Fake Art Harms Culture campaign. Other members of the delegation included Indigenous Art Code, ArtsLaw, and ANKAA.
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.
Last night I headed to the Queensland Multicultural Centre at Kangaroo Point to see Moments of Self curated by Tiina Alinen. The project is part of her work as a dancer, choreographer, dance therapist and community arts worker.
I was honoured in 2012, to be invited to open Shannon Brett’s I Didn’t Get To Cry Til Now exhibition at the Tanks, in Cairns.
Gordon Bennett passed away a week ago. Tonight was to be his exhibition opening at Milani Gallery. Today, and for the next two weeks, the walls will be bare.
Crazy week this week.