Ethical Practices for Working with First Nations Artists

Hosted in partnership with Arts North West, explore NAVA's Code of Practice principles for working with First Nations artists and communities with Dr Lorina L. Barker and Dr Eliza Kent, 5:30-6:30pm AEDT online, Thursday 14 March 2024.

Illustration by Claudia Chinyere Akole © 2022

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Join artist and researcher, Dr Lorina L. Barker, and researcher, Dr Eliza Kent in exploring ethical practices for engaging in art projects with First Nations artists and communities. The first of three online talks hosted by Arts North West, the speakers will share how NAVA's Code of Practice has been applied in their own work and practice to uphold the rights of the First Nations communities they are working with. Included in their offerings are critical insights into how First Nations communities can direct projects, the importance for communities to see benefits during the process and co-designing with community.

Dr Lorina Barker is a descendant of the Wangkumara and Muruwari people (northwest NSW), Adnyamathanha (Flinders Ranges SA), Kooma and Kunja (southwest QLD), and Kurnu-Baarkandji (northwest NSW). Lorina is an oral historian / filmmaker / artist who uses multimedia for community art-based projects to transfer knowledge, history, stories and culture to next generations, in familiar mediums including visual art, digital media, short stories and poetry.

Date and Time

Date: Thursday, 14 March 2024 

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm AEDT, Online

Free - Registration Required

About NAVA's Code of Practice

NAVA's Code sets out equitable, ethical and self-reflective standards for the Australian contemporary arts sector. The Code has been endorsed by the Australian Government as part of the National Cultural Policy.


Emma Pham
NSW Professional Development Coordinator

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

NAVA acknowledges and pays respects to the rightful custodians of the many First Nations Lands upon which this online event will be streamed and received. We recognise all Custodians of Country throughout all lands, waters and territories, and pay respect to First Nations communities' Ancestors and Elders. Sovereignty was never ceded.