A veteran Aboriginal art centre boss allegedly exploited the artists he represented in a remote far north Queensland community.
Brett Evans is accused of carrying out deceptive art deals while chief executive of the Mornington Island art centre between 2011 and 2014.
He was charged with 35 counts of dishonesty following an investigation by the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporation.
'Exploitation of Indigenous artists is a chronic blight on the art industry," Registrar Selwyn Button said on Friday.
Mr Button urged indigenous artists to protect themselves by ensuring their managers' record-keeping was up to scratch.