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NAVA Book Club

What actions do we need to take to ensure Indigenous artists’ rights are protected? How do critical Indigenous methodologies change the ways we work? NAVA Book Club coinciding with VOLUME 2017 | Another Art Book Fair.

Fake Art Harms Culture Senate Enquiry

with Arts Law

Fake Art Harms Culture

Gabrielle Sullivan, CEO of the Indigenous Art Code, and Bibi Barba, artist and Arts Law's Artist in the Black Coordinator, discuss the Fake Art campaign, contributing to the current Inquiry into inauthentic Aboriginal ‘style’ art and other ways we can contribute to a more ethical arts environment. 


Discussion available as a podcast from the NAVA: in conversation series

as part of Artspace Volume Art Fair 2017

Valuing Art, Respecting Culture

A discussion in the Artspace Ideas Platform with artist and NAVA member Nadeena Dixon; artist and NAVA Board member Amala Groom; co-author of NAVA's 2001 publication Valuing Art, Respecting Culture Doreen Mellor, around Indigenous protocols, current policies, methodologies and actions to take to respect the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

  • Indigenous Art Code
  • Ask First: A Guide to Respecting Indigenous Heritage Places and Values, Australian Heritage Commission, 2002
  • Building Audiences: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts, Kerrie Bridson, Maree Clarke, Jody Evans, Brian Martin, Ruth Rentschler and Tabitha White, 2015, The Australia Council for the Arts
  • The Politics of Identity, Bronwyn Carlson, 2016, Aboriginal Studies Press
  • Voice, Investment, Leadership, Respect, Ownership, Create NSW previously published as Arts NSW 2011
  • Critical Indigenous Methodologies, Edited by Norman K Denzin, Yvonna S. Lincoln and Linda Tuhiwai Smith, 2008, SAGE Publication
  • Our Culture: Our FutureReport on Australian Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights, Michael Frankel & Company and Terri Janke, 1998, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
  • Protocols for Producing Indigenous Australian Visual Arts, Terri Janke, Doreen Mellor and Robynne Quiggin, 2007, The Australia Council for the Arts
  • Indigenous Archives, The Making an Unmaking of Aboriginal Arts, Edited by Darren Jorgensen and Ian McLean, 2017, UEW Publishing
  • Valuing Art, Respecting CultureProtocols for Working with The Australian Indigenous Visual Arts and Craft Sector, Doreen Mellor and Terri Janke, 2001, The National Association for the Visual Arts

The weekend of events was documented as a book, as part of the book fair Book Machine. If you were involved, or would like a copy, please contact us.

NAVA book club

L-R Doreen Mellor, Amala Groom & Nadeena Dixon at NAVA Book Club at Artspace Ideas Platform. Photography by James Photographic Services.

NAVA Book Club

April Phillips at NAVA Book Club at Artspace Ideas Platform. Photography by James Photographic Services.

NAVA Book Club

Nadeena Dixon and Brianna Munting at NAVA Book Club at Artspace Ideas Platform. Photography by James Photographic Services.

NAVA Book Club

Photography by James Photographic Services.