Tag - fake art

More Art Theft – V8 Supercars

Taking stolen artwork to a new level.I just found out today that Chaz Mostert is wearing my artwork on his helmet.Chaz mostert is a awesome racer and i have no problem with him, i support him and his racing. The problem is with Antman Helmets as they lied to him, Based on the work of 'baayama'!This is not on and stealing Aboriginal Artwork without permission is a breach of copyright and my IP. Its also disrespectful to Aboriginal culture [...]

Indigenous artists calling on new government to crack-down on fake Aboriginal art

The Coalition is expected to address laws to help stop and monitor the sale of fake-Indigenous art in Australia later this year; something First Nations artists are urging needs to be addressed immediately.   Indigenous artist Michael Connolly, a Kullilli and Murruwari man from south-west Queensland and northern New South Wales, told NITV News the Government needs to act now in setting laws to help regulate phoney art. “Companies are getting away with it because there is no law,” he said. [...]

Why Indigenous artists should be given the chance to compete

As you may have seen on 60 minutes last night, they did a report on fake imported 'Aboriginal Art' speaking out about Birubi Art and Romike to start off with.I'll try post the full video if i can get permission too but here is a snippet of Indigenous ArtCode's Gabrielle Sullivan talking about the fake art.We have spoken out about the 2 names business above and have issues with how they do business and their ethics with dealing with [...]

Dead heart: the booming trade in fake Indigenous art

In tourist shops around the country, visitors are far more likely to buy a boomerang made in Bali than one made here by Indigenous Australians. What led to this booming trade in fake art – and can it be stopped? Aboriginal artist Stephen Hogarth leads the way into yet another Surfers Paradise souvenir store – our fourth in two blocks – and pauses beside a display of brightly decorated didgeridoos. With a groan, he picks up one whose artwork includes [...]