This paper is about the problems that are besetting the indigenous art industry of this country. In particular, it focuses on the lack of the support and direction that is needed to advance our art to formats that would make possible mass circulation and wider audiences. I would like to share my experiences with you, to provide an insight into our industry as a starting point from which to formulate a better future. But I must do this in our way, starting at a certain point in time and slowly working forward. Historically, this is how the indigenous Australian has constructed dialogue, utilising concepts of past, present and future.
- Marshall Bell (Australia)