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 […]

August 18, 2016

Artists Subvert and Challenge in John Fries Award 2016

Two Victorian artists have dominated this year’s Copyright Agency | Viscopy John Fries Award for emerging artists announced tonight by the prize’s benefactor Vivienne Fries in Sydney. The $10,000 award winner is Eric Demetriou, while Jessie Bullivant was Highly Commended for her work. Demetriou’s installation piece, An Afternoon with Herb Jercher, is a work combining […]

Visual artists losing out on online revenue, survey finds

May 31, 2016

Visual artists losing out on online revenue, survey finds

Visual artists need easier solutions to take advantage of new revenue opportunities offered by the online environment, a new survey of Australian and New Zealand artists has found. The survey, Voice of the Artist, conducted by research firm AMR, shows that while 90% of the 1,020 artists surveyed have had their work reproduced (with 71% […]

April 26, 2016

MoMA NY publisher to keynote event at Vivid Ideas

A major international publisher will be joined by some of the country’s leading arts academics and curators to discuss ethics and the online image, in an event hosted by the Copyright Agency | Viscopy at Vivid Sydney in June. Age of the Image is a half-day forum asking pressing questions about how we can better […]

Jake Preval, Beefcake Comedown (Gold), 2014, © Jake Preval. Licensed by Viscopy. Photo: Lauren Dunn.

April 26, 2016

Art Award’s Fourteen Finalists Announced

Fourteen finalists have been named from nearly one thousand entries for this year’s leading art award for emerging contemporary artists, the John Fries Award 2016. The finalists are dominated by five Victorian artists with a spread from New South Wales, Queensland, the Northern Territory, as well as a New Zealander and a Sydneysider on a […]

March 22, 2016

Ngujarn and Nakun: Belonging In The Other

With help from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, the Koorie Heritage Trust has brought to life an exhibition curated by Victorian Aboriginal artist Steaphen Paton, showcasing work created by his elders. This group show weaves a story around the family’s continuous resistance to colonisation, presenting old and new works by five descendants of highly respected […]

March 7, 2016

Understanding copyright and culture

The people of Pacific Island nations have thousands of traditional cultural expressions, from tattoo designs to traditional medicines, but many gaps still exist in understanding how copyright can help protect their culture. Copyright Agency | Viscopy’s Indigenous Engagement Manager, Trish Adjei, recently presented to delegates from more than 11 Pacific Island Government organisations, as part […]

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