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Claims of exploitation of Aboriginal artists ‘intentionally fabricated’, art dealer says

Claims of exploitation of Aboriginal artists ‘intentionally fabricated’, art dealer



John Ioannou confirms visit from NT police and denies allegations made against him by the APY artists collectiveA private art dealer in Alice Springs has said allegations that he had taken elderly Indigenous artists from their communities to paint for him and that one was being forced to paint away a $20,000 debt for her son were being “intentionally fabricated”.The dealer, John Ioannou, contacted Guardian Australia through a friend to provide his defence to allegations made against him by the APY artist collective in a letter to the federal ministers for Indigenous Australians and the arts, and the South Australian premier. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/08/claims-of-exploitation-of-aboriginal-artists-intentionally-fabricated-art-dealer-says

Author : Helen Davidson and Lorena Allam

Publish date : 2019-11-07 22:49:52

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