Ancient Journeys, as dealer members of The Indigenous Art Code, adheres to rigorous standards to ensure the authenticity of every piece of artwork.

Certificate of Authenticity (COA):

The COA assures buyers that the artwork purchased is an authentic Aboriginal creation. Each original artwork from the Gulf region includes a comprehensive artist profile, gathered "in Community," which ensures both authenticity and cultural integrity. When possible, the COA contains a photo of the artist alongside their artwork, supplemented by the following details:

  • Artist’s Name
  • Artist's Date of Birth
  • Artist’s Country
  • Artist’s Language Group
  • Catalogue Number (Cat No)
  • Title of Artwork
  • Year Created
  • Dimensions
  • Medium
  • The artwork’s story, the artist's own story, or an artist statement
  • Signature of Ancient Journey Coordinator 

For original artworks sourced from Aboriginal Art Centres, a COA from the Art Centre is provided for artworks retailing over $300.