Colin Biggers & Paisley is pleased to share that over $45,000 worth of artworks were sold at Indigenous art exhibitions held in their offices last month with 100% of the proceeds going to the law practice's community partners Ikuntji Artists
and the Arts Law Centre of Australia
The art exhibitions were held in the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane offices as part of the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation's wider commitment to protecting the rights of Indigenous people.
Colin Biggers & Paisley Partner and Head of Pro Bono & Responsible Business, Daniel Creasey, said it was more than an art exhibition, it was an opportunity to learn more about Indigenous culture. Dr Chrischona Schmidt explained how each art work represents the artist's connection to the country and claim to the land they are painting.
Attendees were honoured to hear from Keturah Zimran
and Eunice Napanangka Jack
from Ikuntji Artists who had travelled long distances to attend all the exhibitions and share their stories along with their art.
Colin Biggers & Paisley is continuing its support for the work of the Arts Law Centre with a team participating in the Top End Challenge in August, a 6-day trek in the wilderness of Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory. The team will walk five hours a day in support of Artists in the Black with a target of raising at least $50,000
to fund a lawyer position at the Arts Law Centre. The practice supports the Artists in the Black program which is a specialised legal service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, communities and arts organisations - https://www.aitb.com.au/