Lisa Waup
First Peoples

Our Commitment

Craft respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the place now called Victoria, and all First Peoples living and working on this land. We celebrate the history and creativity of the world's longest living culture and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Craft recognises and celebrates the histories, diversity, creativity, resourcefulness and endurance of the First Peoples of Australia – the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We acknowledge the role we must all play in continuing to collectively build a community that creates a meaningful space for the history, creativity and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Craft is honoured to work with and learn from First Nations artists and makers through collaborative projects, teaching, exhibitions, partnerships and commissions. We aim to use our platform to showcase and amplify some of the incredible creativity, skills and knowledge of contemporary First Nations makers.

We recognise that for First Peoples communities, the artist is a custodian of culture with obligations as well as privileges. We recognise the essential contributions of First Peoples, who are the longest continuing arts and culture makers on earth. Our Protocols will be founded on ethical conduct and engagement, good faith and mutual respect, to ensure we support self-determination by First Peoples makers and creators.