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For the inexperienced eye, it's easy to misjudge the quality from one work to another but if you take your time, visit multiple galleries, and look at a lot of art, you will soon be able to tell the difference. The pop up auction bargain may not always be the bargain it first appears to be when buying aboriginal art. It pays to do your research and it pays to buy from a well established gallery or community art centre.In Sydney, I suggest a visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales to see their display of Aboriginal art and I would also recommend visiting multiple commercial galleries that sell that genre of art. Once you've had a good look at what is available, come and talk to us at Wentworth Galleries and see our collection. It has been said by a professor of art and leading Aboriginal art speaker that ours is the best collection in Sydney, if not the world. Quality pieces of art by some of the worlds greatest artists all backed up by a 2 year exchange guarantee.




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The intricate skills needed to create these visually rewarding pieces of aboriginal wall art take years to develop, and the longer you have your indigenous art prints, the more detail and depth you will notice.


No matter the style of your home, Australian Indigenous wall art can be a great way to fill your home with life and colour. You can find aboriginal art prints in almost any colour, so whether your home has a traditional feel, a touch of modernity, or a light and airy feel to it, indigenous art can help to accentuate the style of your home.


Contemporary aboriginal artwork is a great addition to modern homes whereas traditional paintings fit better in colourful rooms. The abstract nature of aboriginal paintings pair perfectly well with minimalist furniture as well.


If you're interested in adding a unique touch to your home decor, look no further than Gioia Wall Art in Australia. Their collection of aboriginal posters is a stunning way to showcase the beauty of indigenous Australian art. These posters feature intricate designs and bold colors that are sure to make a statement in any room.


One of the best things about buying aboriginal posters from Gioia Wall Art is the variety of styles available. From dreamtime stories to contemporary art, there's something for everyone. And, with sizes ranging from small to large, you can find the perfect fit for any space in your home.


Not only are these posters visually striking, but they also represent an important cultural heritage. By adding aboriginal posters to your home, you're showing your appreciation for the rich history and traditions of Australia's indigenous people.


And the best part? Shopping for aboriginal posters at Gioia Wall Art is incredibly easy and convenient. You can browse their online store from the comfort of your own home, and once you've found the perfect poster, just add it to your cart and wait for it to be delivered straight to your doorstep.


Overall, buying aboriginal posters from Gioia Wall Art is a fantastic way to add some personality and cultural flair to your home. With their wide range of styles and easy-to-use online store, you're sure to find the perfect poster to add a unique touch to your space.


You can choose to have your aboriginal wall art delivered express at an additional cost. And if you happen to be local to Melbourne, you have the option to pick your order up from our Blackburn workshop.


Continuing allegations of fraud in the increasingly lucrative aboriginal art market in Australia have forced a government investigation into the issue that divides top auction houses like Sotheby's and lesser-known galleries.


The idea of a parliamentary inquiry, that will also endeavor to educate buyers on where to buy aboriginal art, has been met with relief by art lovers who say that the fakery in an exciting, relatively new, industry is about to spiral out of control.


Once a $750,000 business in 1971, aboriginal art is now reputed to bring in at least $149 million. But many well-known aboriginal artists continue to live in third world conditions in remote communities, sometimes paid with a crate of beer or a used four-wheel drive, while their representatives are seen driving brand new Rolls Royces in downtown Sydney.


Artist associations are calling for government regulation as well. John Oster, the executive officer of Desart, an aboriginal-art advocacy group, wrote recently in The Australian that various groups are working on an industry code of conduct that could become a "building block for further regulatory measures."


Stories have circulated about fraud and exploitation of artists for almost as long as there was a buck to be made in aboriginal art. The issue has come to the fore again this year with reports from the town of Alice Springs of artists being physically coerced into producing art and working in sweatshop conditions. Investigations have revealed little. It is alleged that artists are intimidated or bought off by cash, drugs, or alcohol. Meanwhile, some well-known artists have been accused of passing off work by relatives as their own.


Sotheby's will not touch an aboriginal artwork unless it comes from an approved aboriginal art cooperative with a certificate of authenticity. (Aboriginal artists do not sign their work.) Other galleries, however, are trying to move away from what they see as an elitist hold on the aboriginal art world and are attempting to buy directly from the artists. This forges an atmosphere of suspicion.


"The art market is a construct run by people who are elitist and believe that aboriginal art can only be bought from them and seek to disparage everyone else as déclassé," says Adrian Newstead, head of aboriginal art at the Lawson-Menzies auction house. "There is violent debate at present between the elite auction houses and elite galleries and others who want to work with the artists outside that system who are labeled as carpetbaggers."


Tim Klingender who was responsible for bringing aboriginal work into Sotheby's regular auctions, is virulently opposed to those dealers who try to work on the edges of the system. "Carpetbaggers who hang around the fringes of the art centers are [a scourge]," he charges, "and you can never get any evidence about the fraud because they are happy to pay off those who perpetuate the fraud."


But Mr. Klingender is enthusiastic about the future of the market. He says that more than 50 percent of aboriginal-art sold by Sotheby's now goes to overseas buyers. The June 23 opening of the Musée du Quai Branley in Paris will include a 27,000 square-foot space with aboriginal art.


"As of now, there are just a handful of museums carrying aboriginal art, but that's going to change in the next decade, just as when I went to university in Melbourne, there were no courses you could take on the art, but now there are hundreds of books and lots of courses," he says.


According to Rikki Kooy, whose Shuswap name is Spirit Elk Woman, there are two heartfelt ways many people purchase First Nations art. "The first is to fall in love with a region of British Columbia, and find the First Nations group that represents that area," she says. "The second is to fall in love with a piece for its calling." Rikki has been involved with retailing aboriginal art for more than 35 years and is a former advisor to Aboriginal Tourism BC.


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