Getting ready to post pics of today’s Meanjin Invasion Day March, and I notice in this one that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags were at half-mast. I didn’t see this at the time, only when I was editing the image.
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.
As a business person there something I haven’t quite worked out yet. How political or ideological are we allowed to be? Do we remain neutral so that no body knows our allegiances? Or do we where our colours on our
I’m going to devote a post to this not just a status update.
Not what you think it is…