The Board of Art.Trade has been active “behind the scenes” over the last nine months, contributing to the development of a national code of ethical practice, making submissions to the Senate Committee investigating the Australian Indigenous Visual Arts and Craft industry and providing information to the goverment about the Aboriginal art market.

The ArtTrade Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2008 was held in Darwin on Friday 15 August 2008. In addition to the formal requirements of an AGM, members heard reports on the resale royalty and the proposed commercial code of conduct and discussed the implications of other important developments in the Indigenous art market.