November 28, 2014

Resale Royalties Generate $2.4 million to Visual Artists

By the end of June 2014, the Resale Royalty Scheme  had generated 2.4 million dollars from more than 8,900 resales, benefiting more than 910 artists. Artists receiving royalties distributed through the scheme grew in 2013-14 by more than 30 per cent when compared with the previous year. The artists receiving resale royalties are diverse and spread across […]

November 28, 2014

Yuanuang: blurring cultural boundaries

During 2013-14, the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund supported a group of contemporary artists with mixed Aboriginal and Chinese heritage to travel to Guangzhou, Kunming and Chongqing to share their unique stories of identifying with both cultures. In addition to workshops and panel discussions, the visit included the launch of Yi ban Yi ban – Yellah Fellah, a contemporary exhibition of photographic and […]

Elton Wirri

July 16, 2014

Remote Indigenous Artists top Resale Royalty Revenue

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists have earned 50% of all royalties generated so far. The majority of Aboriginal artists who receive royalties when their works are resold are located in remote and very remote areas in the Northern Territory, followed by Central Australia (SA and WA). Australia’s resale royalty scheme began in 2010 and […]

June 18, 2014

Viscopy licenses Australian art for London Exhibition

Viscopy members were involved in the largest historical survey of Australian art ever displayed in Britain, for an exhibition jointly organised by the National Gallery of Australia and London’s Royal Academy of Arts during late 2013. Australia featured more than 200 works from the 1800s until the present day, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art representing a quarter of the selection. Our […]

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 […]

Image Credit: Carriageworks exterior, Sydney Contemporary 2018. Photo by Jacquie Manning.

Image Credit: Winnie Dunn, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Omar Sakr at the Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist event. Photo: Belinda Rolland

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