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 […]

February 25, 2016

Record entries prove Award’s broader pull

Nearly a thousand entries have flooded into this year’s 7th annual John Fries Award from artists all over Australia and New Zealand, a 25% increase on last year. The Award attracted 985 entries from emerging and early career artists across multiple disciplines and locations, from a mixed-media Maori artist from Mangakakai, New Zealand to a […]

February 1, 2016

Judges announced for the John Fries Award 2016

Some of the most highly-regarded professionals in the contemporary arts industry have today been announced as judges for the 7th annual John Fries Award. For the second consecutive year, Sydney-based artist, academic Oliver Watts will curate the 2016 John Fries Award Finalist Exhibition. He will be joined on the judging panel by Curator of Exhibitions and Australian […]

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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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