OUR PHILOSOPHY

We RESPECT and honour the culture, the art and the artist first.

We hold RESPONSIBILITY to communicate accurate artist stories, find innovative solutions for our clients and encourage self-determination, entrepreneurship and economic participation for Aboriginal people and communities.

We have the privileged CONNECTION directly with artists, art centres, suppliers, community networks. We are signatories to art codes and associations and trusted partners with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned businesses.

The Dreamtime Art CAPABILITY is supported by our hand-picked supply chain of Aboriginal owned businesses, family owned businesses or small businesses means you are guaranteed high quality deliverables handled with pride and attention to detail at every step.

Our company PROMISE is to only work on projects that align with our business philosophy and deliver goods and services that are unique, beautiful and respectful.

"The protection of artists Copyright and Intellectual Properties is first and foremost."

Dreamtime Art

TRUSTED ADVISORS

Dreamtime Art provides artistic and innovative solutions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural connections based on cultural relevance and strong collaborative partnerships with a strong focus on the protection of artists’ copyrights, intellectual properties and Indigenous cultural intellectual property (ICIP).

Proven to morally and respectfully navigate the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural landscape relating to the arts, Dreamtime Art has a combined 18 years of industry expertise.

Fatima and Matthew bring value to the client with understandings of community life and its social contexts through thought leadership underpinned by acumen of cultural heritage management, Indigenous studies, community development, sales & marketing and business advertising.

Dreamtime Art engages in collaborative projects that promotes supplier diversity, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island businesses and knowledge about Arts & Culture. The Dreamtime Art strategy improves corporate and government business strategies & engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island businesses. It assists in the longevity and success of artists and our fellow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island business owners whilst educating and sharing knowledge about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture through the Arts.  This enables us to be better in business for the benefit of our artists, ourselves, our clients and for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture as a whole. It is only when we are open to learn, we can truly know.

MATTHEW EVERITT

A proud Taungurung man of the Kulin Nation in Victoria, Matthew holds a Bachelor in Indigenous Studies and is a graduate in Cultural Heritage Management and the 2017 Murra Indigenous Business Master Class at Melbourne Business School.  Matthew is an active Board Member of Kinaway – Victorian Chamber of Commerce to be a representative for Victorian businesses, has open discussions with FACCI regarding the national potential of all Indigenous-owned businesses. He was a member of the Observance Committee for the Koorie Heritage Trust and co-opted board member of the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia (AAAA) and Cultural committee.

He endeavours to play a positive and impactful role within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities and to be a great role model for Aboriginal people and his children. Matthew aims to play a part in creating change towards the improvement of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia and creating positive reinforcements regarding equal opportunities and dispersing stereotypes in our society. Matthew wants to be involved in significant and substantial projects towards change to improve the livelihood of Aboriginal communities.

He hopes that dealing in Aboriginal art through project development whilst expanding client networks will contribute to the long-term sustainability within the Aboriginal art market and enhance the reputation and capabilities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island owned businesses.

“Client participation with Dreamtime Art entails ensuring that artists are fairly remunerated, artworks are appropriately sourced through the right channels and culture is protected.”

FATIMA EVERITT

Fatima is a graduate in Business Sales and Marketing and Business Advertising. Fatima has devoted her time for over a decade developing the Dreamtime Art business structure and marketing strategies.

Fatima’s journey with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures is underpinned by her own Aboriginal children ensuring that knowledge is imparted and Indigeniety is respected. Achieving this means that reconciliation moves forward; that injustice is redressed; that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island history takes place as a proud shared story of Australia; that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are treated as equals.

Her strong people skills has increased the network of Dreamtime Art considerably. She believes that there is always a lot to learn from people, other businesses and her network.

Her mind is always open to new ideas and seeks new and innovative ways for Dreamtime Art to engage new clients whilst always putting the artist first in her dealings.

Fatima brings design thinking within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Cultural protections including Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Properties (ICIP), moral and copyrights and best practice values to engagement.

“Understanding the depth and breadth of Indigenous culture is a constant learning. An open heart is essential and an open mind is a necessity. Culture and art has to be respected as art is the culture.”


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