January 11, 2016

John Fries Award Open for Entries

Emerging and early-career artists from around Australia and New Zealand are encouraged to submit five images of recent work to be consider for the $10,000 John Fries Award. Dates The Call for Entries for the John Fries Award 2016 opened at 8am AEDT on 11 January and will close at 12 noon AEDT on 22 February 2016. […]

December 9, 2015

Artists Respond to Survey

More than 1,000 visual artists from around Australia and New Zealand have completed a survey as part of a new Viscopy led research initiative, Voice of the Artist. Conducted by independent research company AMR, the survey reached beyond Copyright Agency and Viscopy’s membership to include other professional artists who were members of organisations like NAVA, […]

December 3, 2015

Warhol at National Gallery of Victoria

Copyright Agency | Viscopy have been busy working closely with the National Gallery of Victoria licensing Warhol’s work for the Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei major international exhibition on now in Melbourne. Developed by the NGV and the Andy Warhol Museum, the exhibition presents more than 300 works, including major new commissions, immersive installations and a […]

October 22, 2015

Visual Artist Research Initiative Launched

The Copyright Agency | Viscopy today launched a independent research project, Voice of the Artist, to find out more about the extent to which visual artists have been impacted – either positively or negatively – by the online environment. The will be first in Australia and New Zealand to more deeply explore the intersection between visual […]

September 25, 2015

The Namatjira Professional Development Project

Drawing inspiration from the Western Aranda people of the Central Australian Desert and their magnificent country, Big hART have developed The Namatjira Project. A diverse arts project that celebrates the life and work of acclaimed watercolour artist, Albert Namatjira. With funding from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, the project brought to life the Namatjira Professional Development Program […]

September 7, 2015

Emerging WA Artist Wins John Fries Award 2015

Remote West Australian artist Ben Ward is the first Aboriginal artist, and the first Western Australian, to take out the $10,000 Copyright Agency | Viscopy John Fries Award for emerging artists for his painting Our Country. Despite picking up a paintbrush just four years ago, 65-year-old Ward, a paraplegic, has developed a distinctive painting style: using brightly coloured […]

July 29, 2015

New Curated Exhibition to give “Nod to Absurd”

Finalists are now busy creating new works for the 6th annual John Fries Award exhibition, A Jester’s Whisper, which will open in early September. This year the awards were structured to give more time for artists to develop their artworks specifically for the John Fries Award and Exhibition, which carries a $10,000 prize for the […]

July 21, 2015

Cultural Fund Extends Support to 4A’s Curators

The Cultural Fund is extending its support for 4A’s Curators’ Intensive, which biennially since 2012 has encouraged professional advancement amongst early career Australian cultural practitioners with an interest in curatorial practice in the visual arts. “What’s the difference between a collection of objects and an exhibition that speaks to us? The answer is dynamic curatorial […]

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Image Credit: Rachael Mipantjiti Lionel. ‘Kapi Wankanya’ (2017). Acrylic on linen, 1220 x 2000mm.

Image Credit: Hoodie from Lifewear Australia NAIDOC 2018 apparel collection featuring Geoff Sellman artwork, Her Opal Spirits, 2018. © Geoff Sellman/Copyright Agency, 2018. Photo courtesy Lifewear Australia.

Image Credit: A team of more than 60 graphic designers, engineers and painters at Boeing’s Seattle facility worked with Balarinji to install the design onto the 787-9 Dreamliner, taking more than ten days to complete. There are close to 5000 dots on the aircraft. Image courtesy of Qantas.

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