Indigenous art forms in Melbourne
Artists from different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around Australia produce work that may be recognisable as Indigenous.
The range of styles and subject matters used in Indigenous art are diverse, reflecting a vast range of lifestyles, landscapes, cultural experiences and beliefs.
Indigenous art sold in Melbourne may be produced locally, but it may come from anywhere within Australia.
Buying Indigenous art
Galleries and shops that adhere to the City of Melbourne’s ‘Code of practice for galleries and retailers of Indigenous art’ have agreed to ensure Indigenous artists receive fair payment for their work.
Purchasing from these shops helps protect the future of Indigenous arts practice in Melbourne and around Australia, and helps ensure the ethical treatment of Indigenous artists.
Use the Buyer's checklist to help ensure you are buying Indigenous art that is produced and sold in an ethical manner.
These galleries and shops sell ethically produced Indigenous art: