In calling out carpetbaggers, art centres remind us that we all have a role to play in ensuring best practice and the protection of our First Nation artists and communities.
Carpetbaggers, opportunists, white traders – they are thorny terms that have plagued the Aboriginal art market since the 1970s. As we have become more cognisant and respectful of Indigenous makers rights – and the vital role that Aboriginal art centres play in sustaining community and cultural life – the situation has eased in recent years.
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