Gail Mabo artist stall. Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, 2017

July 20, 2017

Innovation to be recognised at forthcoming Cairns Arts Fair

The Copyright Agency has sponsored an Innovation Award for an artist worth $10,000 at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, held from 13-16 July. The award is one of five being introduced at the Fair for the first time this year. CIAF’s Artistic Director, Janina Harding said the awards have been introduced to reflect the not-for-profit […]

July 14, 2017

Daughter of Eddie Mabo wins inaugural innovation award at Cairns Indigenous Art fair

On Thursday 13 July 2017 Queensland’s Indigenous artists and organisations were recognised among peers at the opening night of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF). Included in the prizes awarded for excellence and emerging talent was the inaugural Award for Innovation, a $10,000 prize sponsored by Copyright Agency | Viscopy, which this year went to […]

April 5, 2017

Manager supports Indigenous artists

The Copyright Agency | Viscopy has appointed a new Indigenous Engagement Manager, Jade Christian, to work with Indigenous artists, particularly in remote areas, to educate them about copyright and their resale royalty rights. She is integral to the implementation of the company’s Reconciliation Action Plan and also works closely with our partner organisations, such as […]

February 23, 2017

Everything you need to know about the Productivity Commission’s findings on copyright: Part 2

Everything you need to know about the Productivity Commission’s findings on copyright: Part 2 Since the Productivity Commission’s (PC) final report on Australia’s IP arrangements was released by Government in December, there has been a lot of activity. Here’s a quick summary of what’s happened to date. The report recommends a number of damaging changes to Australian […]

February 6, 2017

Reading Australia and publisher Magabala Books bring Indigenous stories back to school

As Australian students and teachers begin the school year, one of the remotest publishing houses in the world, Magabala Books in Broome (WA) is gearing up to bring new Aboriginal perspectives to primary school classrooms all over the country. With a grant of $33,550 from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, Magabala Books will soon deliver […]

December 15, 2016

We brought the bush to the bus

Viscopy coordinated the permissions and licence agreement with Tjala Arts for the adaption of an original painting onto a double-decker bus for the South Australian Government in celebration of NAIDOC Week. The painting, Seven Sisters, is a creation story (Tjukurpa) that explains the star constellations of Pleiades and Orion for the Anangu people. The artwork was a collaborative painting by […]

September 7, 2016

Warmun artist flies high on aerogramme design

Viscopy in partnership with the Warmun Art Centre recently licensed the artwork of the highly regarded senior artist and elder at Warmun Community, Patrick Mung for Australia Post’s latest series of aerogrammes and international postage paid envelopes. A detail of Mung Mung’s 2011 Gawarre painting is featured on the aerogramme, depicting the Ngarrgooroon Country near […]

September 7, 2016

Fake art harms culture

Copyright Agency | Viscopy is working with industry partners on a campaign to highlight the way fake art and crafts is harming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures with an information stand at the major art fairs in Darwin, Cairns and Alice Springs. Fake arts and crafts is not only disrespectful to Aboriginal and Torres […]

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Image Credit: Hugo Michell Gallery Booth, Sydney Contemporary 2017. Photo: Jacquie Manning.

Image Credit: NGV design store merchandise featuring works by Ruby Tjangawa Williamson, Nita Williamson, Wawiriya Burton with Angela (daughter) and Kathy (grand-daughter). © The Artists/Copyright Agency, 2018 Image: NGV design store Styling: Natalie Turnbull Photo: Daniel Herrmann-Zoll

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