Our mission is to develop an inclusive and sustainable marketplace for Australian Indigenous art.
We believe that galleries who exhibit and sell Australian Indigenous should share the success they experience with Australian First Nations artists, their families, and their communities.
D’Lan Contemporary regularly visits remote art centres and collaborates with artists, art centre managers and workers, as well as community leaders when producing and presenting exhibitions.
Our work with Artist Estates:
D’Lan Contemporary represents Artist Estates.
In 2019, we implemented a Voluntary Resale Royalty which provides a platform for clients who acquired works prior to the introduction of Australia’s Resale Royalty (2010) to contribute to artists’ or their Estates on a voluntary basis.
Our work with Communities:
In 2020, we established The National Endowment for Indigenous Visual Arts (NEIVA), an independent trust fund designed to centralise and distribute proceeds from art sales back to Indigenous governed arts organisations to support First Nations artists, art industry workers and their broader communities.
The aim is for NEIVA to enable a vehicle for ethical representatives operating in the Australian Indigenous art market to meaningfully contribute to the social, cultural, and economic empowerment of Australia’s First Nations.
D’Lan Contemporary allocates 30% of annual net profits to NEIVA.
NEIVA is administered by a licensed trustee company with annual distributions guided by an independent committee comprised of Australian First Nations leaders.
Read more about NEIVA here.
D’Lan Contemporary is also a member of the Indigenous Art Code.
For more information on our approach to working with community please contact us.