Integrating art production and economic development in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory

National survey of remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists

David Throsby, Katya Petetskaya

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This Report presents the results of a study that forms one component of a major National Survey of Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists. The National Survey is being undertaken in the Department of Economics at Macquarie University progressively across six regions in remote Australia. The regions are:

Region 1: Kimberley, WA
Region 2: East and West Arnhem Land, NT
Region 3: North-West NT and Tiwi Islands
Region 4: Central Desert, NT and APY Lands, SA
Region 5: Pilbara and Western Desert
Region 6: Far North Queensland

Implementation of the National Survey in Region 1 was completed in 2016, with the rollout continuing in Regions 2–6 during 2017, 2018, 2019 and 20201.

The present report relates to the implementation of the National Survey in Region 2, Arnhem Land. An initial scoping trip to the region was undertaken in July 2018 and the main fieldwork was carried out in November 2018, as discussed in more detail in the report.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherMacquarie University
Commissioning bodyCommonwealth Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Number of pages83
ISBN (Print)9781864088526
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2019


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