It's always a great time to show your support and become an ally for the Indigenous community (if you're not already). But there's no better time to celebrate First Nations excellence than during NAIDOC Week!
The week (from July 3 - Jul 10) is about celebrating and recognising the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. And a major aspect of Indigenous culture is art.
The Indigenous arts industry has been the victim of exploitation and appropriation for years. So remember when buying - look to ethically purchase authentic works from First Nations artists. As the Indigenous Art Code notes, this not only ensures respect for the world's oldest living culture but ensures the artist themselves are paid and treated fairly. Win/win!
So to provide some handy inspiration, we've rounded up eight First Nations artists you can buy from any time of the year.
And trust us when we say, you'll be looking to purchase or commission a piece when you look at the stellar talent on display.
Watch: Children in the Indigenous communities of the Kimberley, Western Australia, tell us what they aspire to be. Story continues below.
Rachael Sarra, @sar.ra__
Rachael Sarra is a multi-disciplinary artist, designer and businesswoman. As a contemporary mixed raced, First Nations artist from Goreng Goreng Country, Rachael uses art as a powerful tool and outlet. Importantly, Rachael's work often challenges and explores the themes of society's perception of what Aboriginal art and identity is.
Her style is feminine, fun and engaging, but is strongly drawn from her heritage and her role as an Aboriginal woman in a modern world.
You can purchase her artwork here.