April 15, 2011

Ben Quilty Wins 2011 Archibald Prize

Copyright Agency member Ben Quilty has been announced as the winner of the 2011 Archibald prize, for his portrait of famous Australian artist Margaret Olley. The Archibald Prize, valued at $50,000, is regarded as the most important portraiture prize in Australia and was first awarded in 1921. When speaking of his subject, Ben said that ‘she’s […]

December 7, 2010

Tribute to the Man behind Mr Squiggle

Well known Australian illustrator and Copyright Agency member Norman Hetherington has passed away on 6 December 2010, aged 89. Norman was the man behind Australia’s longest-running Children’s television series, Mr Squiggle, and the character of the same name that appeared on the show. Norman was on air for just over 40 years from July 1959 […]

December 7, 2010

Chrisopher Cheng Receives SCBWI Award

Australian children’s book author and Copyright Agency member Christopher Cheng recently received the ‘Member of the Year’ award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). The award is in recognition of Christopher’s contribution as the SCBWI’s Co-Regional Coordinator for Australia – particularly his work in creating a presence for the Australian and […]

December 2, 2010

Shaun Tan Shortlisted for Academy Award

Melbourne-based animator and Copyright Agency member, Shaun Tan’s short film The Lost Thing has been named on the shortlist for the best animated short Academy Award. In offering our congratulations to Shaun, Rightsholder Relations Manager Eloise Nolan, said “Shaun Tan is an exceptional man. As an illustrator, an author and now as an animation director – […]

August 11, 2010

Winners of the 2010 John Fries Memorial Prize announced

The winners of the inaugural John Fries Memorial Prize 2010 were announced last night at the opening of the finalists’ exhibition, at Viscopy’s new contemporary art space, Blackfriars off Broadway. The competition was open to emerging Australian artists of all ages and disciplines who are not represented in a regional, state, territory or national public […]

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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