Certificates of Authenticity


Every artwork comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, issued by the art centre, which includes details of both the artist and the artwork. Different art centres’ certificates look different, however they will all have the following information:

  • Artist name
  • Information about the artist, such as language group, place of birth, skin name
  • Picture of the artwork and in some cases the artist
  • Title of  the artwork
  • Size of the artwork – make sure it matches the actual artwork
  • Story – This will vary in length and detail from art centre to art centre and from artist to artist
  • Catalogue number  - this is an important code that links the artwork back to the artist, art centre and the date it was produced