PEOPLE & GROUPS
All subjects should be/have been a resident, citizen or known as an Australian. To clarify, 'resident’ includes visiting and itinerant non-Australians.
Who qualifies as an Australian artist, designer or craftsperson?
An Australian artist, designer or craftsperson is defined as a person, living or dead, who:
• Has a body of artistic, design or craft work
• Considers themselves to be an artist, designer or craftsperson
• Is considered by others to be an artist, designer or craftsperson
Who qualifies as an Australian Curator/Gallerist?
An Australian curator/gallerist is defined as a person, living or dead, who:
• Curates the work of artists and designers in a public capacity
• Has a body of curatorial work
• Considers themselves to be a curator/gallerist
• Is considered by others to be an curator/gallerist
What qualifies as a group that creates?
Any group or collective made up of Australian artists, designers, craftspeople or curators:
• Who work collaboratively or individually to create work under a unified title either formally or informally
• Who consider themselves to be a creating collective
What does NOT qualify as a group that creates?
We don’t collect records for groups as defined by an external observer/historian. For example, we do not have a record for the Heidelberg School because it is a conceptual grouping. You can add tags to a record to describe movements that an artist was or is associated with. For example, tag the Arthur Streeton record with 'Heidelberg School’.
Works must be authenticated before information is entered on the database. Here is some advice:
Add information about a work to a record if:
• You are an artist or designer adding information about your own artworks.
• The work has been exhibited or catalogued by a reputable gallery or auction house. In this case, link the work to the relevant exhibition listing within the DAAO or add catalogue details to the References.
• The work is held in a public collection. In this case, link the work record to the relevant public collection on the DAAO. You can also link directly to the collection site.
Do NOT add information about a work to a record if:
• The work is listed as 'attributed to’ in an auction catalogue.
• You are unsure whether the subject created the work. You can always use the Talk Pages on a subject’s record to see if other members can provide feedback.