May 19, 2014

Warm welcome in cold countries for outstanding scholarship winner

Polar Vortex doesn’t stop innovative teacher. Living in Armidale in northern NSW prepared Nicolette Hilton for some of the challenges she would face as the 2013 recipient of the Premier’s Copyright Agency Creativity and Innovation Scholarship, but not all of them. Nicolette, a science teacher at Uralla Central School, travelled for her scholarship to Saskatoon, […]

Samuel Wagan

May 2, 2014

A poet on a very big adventure

Indigenous poet Samuel Wagan Watson believes it’s his job to entertain his audience and this is just one part of his “great adventure” of being a writer. The Brisbane poet has recently received funding from Copyright Agency’s Career Fund, which he is using to attend the 24th Medellin International Poetry Festival in Colombia in July. […]

April 2, 2014

Copyright Agency manages Resale Royalty Scheme

Copyright Agency is appointed by the Australian Government to manage the Resale Royalty Scheme for artists, which began in June 2010. Here are the latest statistics about the scheme. Since its start on 9 June 2010 until 9 February 2014, the scheme has generated royalties: Totalling more than $2.28 million From more than 8,000 resales For more […]

June 12, 2013

Honouring Her Ancestors

Her work encloses the secret whereabouts of an ochre mine in Chinkapook country, on the banks of the Murray River near Swan Hill. “It’s in someone’s paddock, so you have to sneak through fences but it’s always been known to my family,” says the artist Glenda Nicholls. Imbued with history, the sacred ochre was carried […]

May 14, 2012

Undisclosed Indigenous Art Triennial

unDisclosed, the second national Indigenous art triennial is on display at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra until 22 July 2012 and showcases contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. The works of 20 artists were selected for the exhibition, in recognition of their commitment to excellence and their pursuit of new fields of […]

Australian Author Anita Heiss

September 28, 2011

Anita Heiss Wins Deadly Award

The Copyright Agency congratulates author and member Anita Heiss who won the 2011 Deadly Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature for her work, Paris Dreaming.  The Awards were announced at an event held at the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday 27 September. The Deadly Awards recognise the contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders make to […]

Australian Author Anita Heiss

July 20, 2011

Shortlist for 2011 Deadly Awards

The Deadly Awards are the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music, sport, entertainment and community awards, recognising the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to their community and to Australian society. On 18 July, Vibe Australia announced the shortlist for 2011 awards at a ceremony at the Sydney Opera House. The Copyright Agency congratulates […]

March 4, 2011

Kim Scott Wins Commonwealth Writer’s Prize

Indigenous author and Copryight Agency member Kim Scott’s novel, That Deadman Dance, has won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for the best book in south-east Asia and the Pacific. Established in 1987, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize recognises the best fiction by both new and established writers from Commonwealth countries. Each year prizes for Best Book and Best […]

Image Credit: Justine Youssef, Under the table I learnt how to feed you 2019, installation view, There is fiction in the spaces between: John Fries Award 2019, UNSW Galleries, Sydney. Courtesy of the artist, John Fries Award and Copyright Agency. Photograph: Jessica Maurer.

Image Credit: Madison Bycroft, Gong Farmer Shit Stirrer and the maiden of grief, 2019 (detail, still), digital video installation, courtesy and © of the artist.

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