With some slight conjecture around the ethics of selling Aboriginal art it’s important to highlight those galleries doing everything right. One such gallery is Tali in Rozelle.
Tali Gallery has won multiple awards for carefully and ethically sourcing artworks. The gallery and their director Dianne Stevens are also incredibly focused on connecting communities with their friendly, helpful and personal service.
In terms of art the gallery has a wide range of offerings from small knick-knacks right up to $15,000 fine art pieces.
“We pride ourselves on being accessible to everyone. Especially in the lead up to Christmas we have a fabulous range of gift ideas from $10 Kris Kringle trinkets to specially commissioned $150 paintings…” explained Stevens, “These aren’t just physical gifts though, as everything we sell makes a difference as the sales help the artists in remote communities.”
Tali isn’t simply a place to purchase ethically sourced Aboriginal art pieces though, they are also incredibly committed to education.
Sadly following a recent gallery space downsize these education efforts have become slightly more difficult.
“We recently moved to a smaller premises after our original building was sold so due to our size restrictions we’ve had to reduce class sizes in our education programs,” said Stevens, “We can no longer host 60 school kids at a time but we do have a group of nine coming through this Friday to learn about Aboriginal art from the various regions of Australia.”
To counter this new constraint Dianne says the gallery will be making a more concerted effort to conduct more on location educational talks.
132-134 Victoria Road (Near the corner of Darling Street), Rozelle. Info: www.taligallery.com.au