March 21, 2019

Celebrating Poetry in First Languages this World Poetry Day

The unique Poetry In First Languages (PIFL) program developed by Red Room Poetry has announced it will expand its teaching of poetry in First Nations languages beyond New South Wales and into Queensland, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory this year. The program, which is entering its 2nd year, celebrates, shares and preserves […]

February 8, 2019

The Stella Prize 2019 longlist announced in Sydney

The longlist for the 2019 Stella Prize, worth $50,000, was announced last Thursday in Sydney. Each of the twelve finalists receives $1,000 from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund in recognition and support of their achievement. The longlist contains seven works of fiction and five of non-fiction – including the work of two authors who have […]

January 11, 2019

New Indigenous literary award honours late Kimberley Elder Daisy Utemorrah

Magabala Books is delighted to partner with the State Government of Western Australia and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund to announce The Daisy Utemorrah Award, a national award open to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers. The Daisy Utemorrah Award is a new unpublished manuscript award for a work of junior and YA fiction, […]

December 5, 2018

Artist Karla Dickens ‘stunned and delighted’ by Fellowship

This is an edited extract of an interview on ABC Radio National’s The Hub On Art with Karla Dickens, who was recently announced as the inaugural Copyright Agency Visual Artist Fellow for 2018.  The interviewer is The Hub on Art’s host, Eddy Ayres. What difference is this $80,000 Fellowship going to make in your work? […]

July 19, 2018

Copyright Agency helps members license their work for NAIDOC week

In celebration of NAIDOC Week this year, artist and Copyright Agency member, Julie Dowling’s work was projected onto the iconic Digital Tower in Yagan Square, Perth. Screenwest – the State’s premier screen organisation – controls the 45-metre high tower which includes a large circular screen and 14 LED lights columns, inspired by the bulrushes found […]

June 15, 2018

Pilot will test digital codes to stop inauthentic Indigenous art

After a concerted campaign by the Indigenous Art Code, Arts Law Australia and the Copyright Agency to stop the sale of inauthentic Indigenous art and craft products, the Federal Government announced last week it would set up a $150,000 pilot to test digital codes as a way to label authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander products. […]

Pop to popism Banners hang from the Art Gallery of New South Wales featuring artworks licensed by Viscopy. © AGNSW

June 5, 2018

Three of Australia’s major art prizes won by Copyright Agency members

Copyright Agency member Yvette Coppersmith has won the 2018 Archibald Prize for her painting Self-portrait, after George Lambert (pictured below). This is the fifth painting Ms Coppersmith has exhibited in the Archibald and was selected from almost 800 entries for the $100,000 award. Of the 57 finalists in this year’s prize, 15 are Copyright Agency members (see […]

March 26, 2018

Cultural Fund supports Indigenous printmaking program

More than 20 Indigenous artists from far north Queensland were trained in new printmaking techniques through a series of workshops run over the past two months. Cairns artist collective Kickarts ran the residential printmaking with support from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, and facilitated by the Lockhart River Arts Indigenous Corporation, Mirndiyan Gununa on Mornington […]

Image Credit: Left to right: Poetry in Action cast members Eleni Cassimatis, Brenton Bell and Hannah Wood. Photo: Stephanie Young.

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Image Credit: Betty Chimney & Raylene Walatinna, Nganampa Ngura (Our Country) (2018), Acrylic on Linen, 122 x 152cm.

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