Our Art Is Our Lifeline
Our Art Is Our Lifeline is national campaign from the Indigenous Art Code encouraging the ethical purchase of artwork by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists as a powerful and effective way to directly support artists and communities during these unprecedented times. The campaign provides information on buying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art ethically. This is important information at any time, but right now, will help artists, communities, and the world’s oldest living culture through the ongoing covid crisis. Stephanie Parkin was recently interviewed on ABC radio about the campaign.
Stephanie Parkin joined the Copyright Agency in 2018 as our Indigenous Engagement Manager and works actively with Indigenous artists, art centres and industry stakeholders, informing them of their rights and assisting them to receive licensing and royalty income they are entitled to. Stephanie was appointed as the Chair of the Indigenous Art Code in 2019. Stephanie Parkin is from the Quandamooka People of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island, Queensland). Stephanie completed a Masters of Philosophy in the Law Faculty at QUT in 2020 specialising in Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property Rights.
Listen to the ABC‘s interview with Stephanie here.