Like the first edition of the Code of Practice, this major revision would not have been possible without the contributions of hundreds of artists and practitioners, gallery managers and directors, agents, commissioners, prizes and award managers, residency and workshop managers and other industry professionals who participated in consultations between 2019 - 2022. Many artists and organisations also provided specialist advice and have been generous with time, information and recommendations.
NAVA Executive Director - Penelope Benton
Project Manager, Code of Practice - Rhianna Pezzaniti
Copy Editor - Monique Choy
Interim Deputy Director - Georgie Cyrillo
Communications and Advocacy Manager - Leya Reid
Finance and Operations Coordinator - Holly Morrison
Education Coordinator, Schools - Alise Hardy
Education Coordinator, Tertiary - Andrée Ruggeri
Membership and Projects Officers - Emma Pham, Sarah Rose, Naomi Segal, Donnalyn Xu
Advocacy Director - Mimi Crowe (June - December 2021)
Executive Director - Esther Anatolitis (until August 2020)
First Nations Research and Engagement Coordinator - Georgia Mokak (until September 2021)
Membership and Projects Officer - Tanushri Saha (until July 2021)
Terri Janke Company - Terri Janke, Laura Curtis, Ji Robinson Stone, Maiko Sentina
Arts Law Centre of Australia - Roxanne Lorenz and Rai Ducret
Sue Jo Wright
Aboriginal Art Centre Hub Western Australia (AACHWA)
Arts Law Centre of Australia
Aṉanguku Arts and Cultural Aboriginal Corporation (Ku Arts)
Australia Council for the Arts
Ernabella (APY Lands, SA)
Erub Arts (Torres Strait, QLD)
Girringun Art Centre (Far North, QLD)
Ikuntji Arts (Western Desert, NT)
Indigenous Art Centre Alliance (IACA)
Indigenous Art Code
Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency (Kimberley, WA)
Martumili Artists (Pilbara, WA)
Milingimbi Art and Culture Centre (Arhnem Land, NT)
Tangentyere Artists (Central Desert, NT)
Terri Janke Company
Maree Di Pasquale
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran
Ali Gumillya Baker
Maria Fernanda Cardoso
More than 1,400 people across the sector registered and participated in NAVA's online consultations between 2020 and 2022, many following up via email after the meetings to share their notes and other ideas. A further 70 people attended workshops in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide in 2018 and 2019.
Code chapter illustrations - Claudia Chinyere Akole
Consultation graphic recordings - Sarah Firth
The first edition of this Code was developed as part of the Visual Arts Industry Guidelines Research Project (VAIGRP).
Investigators - Tamara Winikoff, Terry Smith, Ron Callus, Tony Bond, Shane Simpson, David Throsby
Research Officers - Ilana Kresner, Virginia Hollister, Caroline Jordan, Esther Rice
General Editor - Caroline Jordan
Associate Editors - Virginia Hollister and Esther Rice
Authors - Diana Irving, Mehera San Roque & Andra Kins, Linda Browne, Nicola Teffer, Chris Briggs & Ron Callus, Virginia Hollister, Ian Mcdonald, Susan Cochrane, Adrian Brooks
Third and Fourth Editions
The third and fourth editions of this Code were built on previous text which was checked for accuracy and currency by industry experts and NAVA staff.
The third edition included the outcomes of a separate research project Best Practice for Artists and Publicly Funded Galleries funded by the Gordon Darling Foundation. This document replaced the text on publicly funded galleries in the first and second edition.
The draft of the third edition was negotiated with the Australian Commercial Galleries Association (ACGA) and the Australia Council for the Arts.
The fifth edition further expanded the Code’s relevance for craft and design practitioners as part of the National Craft Initiative (NCI), with project management by Susan Wacher and Georgia Hutchison and revisions by Margaret Farmer.
NAVA and the NCI acknowledged the contributions made by the following practitioners and industry experts: Barbara Campbell-Allen; Jo Dunsmuir, Director, Frankie and Ray; Melanie Katsalidis, Director and Founder, Pieces of Eight Gallery; Alexander Lotersztain, Director, Derlot; Dr Kevin Murray, Adjunct Professor at RMIT University and Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne; Toby Newell, Product Development Coordinator, National Gallery of Victoria; Brian Parkes, Director, Jam Factory; Kate Podger, Director, Central Craft; Jane Scott, Director, Craft Victoria; Antonia Syme, Director, Australian Tapestry Workshop; and Sarah Weston, Retail and Commissions Manager, Craft Victoria.
The Code was also rewritten with reference to the development of the Indigenous Art Code. NAVA was involved in the drafting of the Indigenous Code and it is noted that the Indigenous Art Code is based on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission model for a voluntary code. It requires industry participants to sign up to the code. Once they sign up, they agree to adhere to the terms and conditions of that code. These terms and conditions may not be the same as the good practice recommendations in the NAVA Code of Practice.