Established in 1996, Alperstein Designs are a small family wholesale business supplying high end retailers, including galleries & museums, with quality, functional lifestyle gifts and homewares.
Whilst Alperstein Designs is not an Aboriginal owned business, they have long established relationships spanning over 15 years with many Aboriginal Artists and Art Centres. They work primarily with practicing artists whose primary focus is in art making with exhibitions within Australia and around the world. All Alperstein Design products are made in consultation with the artists and art centres and aim to complement their existing practice.
Alperstein Designs reproduce Aboriginal artworks, under license, on a range of functional lifestyle products so that you can bring some art into your everyday!
Royalties from these products benefit the artists and their community.
Ongoing royalties based on licensing agreements are paid and renewed periodically together with the Artists and Art Centre. Artists always retain copyright ownership of their artwork. Before going into production, Alperstein Design consult with the Artists and Art Centres to ensure that the products you enjoy have been signed off on and all products come packaged with information about the artists and the artwork.
Alperstein Designs are proud members of The Indigenous Art Code and The Aboriginal Art Association of Australia.
The Indigenous Art Code is a system to preserve and promote ethical trading in Indigenous Art. The purpose of the Code is to establish standards for dealings between Dealers and Artists to ensure:
(a) fair and ethical trade in Artwork;
(b) transparency in the process of promotion and sale of Artwork; and
(c) that disputes arising under the Code are dealt with efficiently and fairly.
The Aboriginal Art Association of Australia serves and represents artists, individuals and organisations that produce, promote, protect or support Aboriginal Art and the cultures that create and nurture that art.