Review delivered on interference in Aboriginal paintings

The National Gallery of Australia has tabled its independent Review into Art Centre interference in the painting of Indigenous artworks.

Today (3 August), the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) has released the findings of an Independent Review into the accusations that “white hands” were involved in the painting of Indigenous artworks for its exhibition, Ngura Pulka – Epic Country.

In a statement released this morning, the Gallery said: ‘The Independent Panel has determined, based on the extensive evidence assessed, that the artists exercised effective creative control and that the 28 paintings comply with the National Gallery’s provenance policy.’

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina