March 7, 2018

Parliamentary launch for Library Lovers Day

On Tuesday 13 February, the second Parliamentary Friends of Australian Books and Writers gathering was held at Parliament House, Canberra for the the launch of Library Lover’s Day. Graham Perrett MP and Senator Linda Reynolds were on hand to hear authors, Alison Lester and Aunty Joy Murphy, illustrator Lisa Kennedy and education expert Laureate Professor John Hattie, highlight […]

March 6, 2018

Copyright Agency licenses Qantas’ special Indigenous aircraft

As Qantas’ exciting new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touched down in Alice Springs last week, members of the Copyright Agency’s visual arts licensing team were on the ground to see the outcome their work with the estate of the artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye. The beautiful artwork adorning the new plane is an adaptation of the late […]

February 8, 2018

New Magabala book resources to help secondary students

Magabala Books develops new resources for Reading Australia. Read the story in the Koori Mail.      

December 6, 2017

Namatjira Legacy Trust joins Copyright Agency

Following the successful decades-long campaign for the return of artist Albert Namatjira’s copyright, the Namatjira Legacy Trust has enlisted the Copyright Agency to manage the licensing rights of the renowned artist internationally. The rights now reside with the Namatjira Legacy Trust, which represents the Namatjira family, and was established as part of a long-term project […]

December 5, 2017

Reading Australia a treasure chest for Aussie teachers

Copyright Agency’s online educational resource, Reading Australia, has more than doubled its subscriber numbers this year, reaching over 11,000 teachers every month to let them know about a wide range of classroom activities available to help them teach Australian stories to students of all ages. In the four years since its launch, the online resource hub […]

November 7, 2017

Namatjira family legacy restored

In October, news emerged that the rights in the work of globally recognised Indigenous watercolourist Albert Namatjira had been returned to the Namatjira family after decades of campaigning. The ABC’s Isabel Dayman reported that the copyright controversy ended, not in a courtroom, but on the phone after the intervention of a high-profile Australian millionaire. Dick […]

Fake Art Harms Culture Campaign

September 25, 2017

Fake Art Harms Culture campaign helps bring on inquiry

Almost a year on from its launch, the Fake Art Harms Culture campaign has successfully helped bring about an inquiry to more closely examine the impacts of inauthentic Indigenous art, with submissions open now. The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs announced that it will inquire into the growing presence of inauthentic Aboriginal […]

September 9, 2017

Telstra’s NATSIAA celebrate Indigenous art on the move

Three of our members artworks feature on a fleet of 60 cars currently driving through regional and city centres around Australia in celebration of Telstra’s chief sponsorship of the 34th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA). Betty Pumani’s 2016 NATSIAA winning work Antara (pictured below left), Simon Hogan’s painting Lingka (centre), and Beryl Jimmy’s artwork Nyangatja Watarru (right) each feature […]

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Image Credit: Members of Emily Kame Kngwarreye's family at the aircraft's launch in Alice Springs. Photo courtesy of Qantas.

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