In the wake of Garma, artists are turning the spotlight onto the widespread sale of fake Indigenous art and artefacts, a practice they say is deeply harmful
“We’re not making those. Indigenous people, even Australians, we’re not making those. Who is making this?” says Yolngu artist Banduk Marika.
Marika, a board member of the Indigenous Art Code, and former board member of the Australia Council, is part of a team of artists, curators, and arts and legal organisations lobbying the federal government to take action on the scourge of fake art and cheap, touristy tack that has no connection and gives no benefit to Indigenous Australians.