June 6, 2015

Arts festival raises a Pacific voice

Applying cultural protocols to the development of contemporary Pacific works was just one of the topics raised in a panel discussion chaired by Viscopy at a two day symposium held at Contemporary Pacific Arts festival last month. The Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival (CPAF) brings together creative practitioners, community elders, students, academics and arts industry professionals […]

May 24, 2015

Westpac Partnership to help Indigenous Artists Break Welfare Cycle

The Copyright Agency and Westpac recently joined forces to build financial literacy within Aboriginal communities in Queensland. Copyright Agency’s Indigenous Engagement Manager, Trish Adjei together with Bruce McQualter and Michelle Bentley from Westpac held a workshop with around 15 Aboriginal artists on Mornington Island, a small community with a population of around 1000, most of whom […]

May 5, 2015

Respect for Artists

Michaela Boland’s article (“Olsen v Sotheby’s puts copyright in the dock’’, 28/4) suggests copyright is “in the dock”, when, in fact, what is beyond doubt is that Sotheby’s has breached the copyright of John Olsen. Copyright is simple. You ask per-mission of the creator to reproduce their work and it is their right to refuse […]

May 5, 2015

Kiwi Entries Flavour 6th Annual John Fries Award

More emerging artists from New Zealand entered the sixth annual John Fries Award than ever before, showing signs that the country’s burgeoning talent is engaging more strongly with the Award. The number of entries from New Zealand rose 166% from the previous year, and represented almost 10% of the total number of entries, which at […]

Tully Arnot, Lonely Sculpture

April 15, 2015

Finalists Announced for John Fries Award 2015

Fifteen emerging artists have today been announced as finalists to the John Fries Award 2015, one of Australia and New Zealand’s most coveted awards for emerging contemporary artists. The finalists are from all over Australia, with two New Zealand and three Indigenous artists represented. Works include painting, sculpture, installation, video and live performance. The finalists […]

March 11, 2015

Cultural Fund Supports Artists Abroad

Artists from Australia, China and the UK participated in a series of contemporary art exhibitions, academic forums and workshops in both Darwin and Guangzhou, as part of a cultural exchange program supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. The program culminated in a major exhibition, Peach Blossom Spring | Cacotopia which brought together the work of artists Bu […]

March 6, 2015

John Fries Award Draws Record Entries

More than 700 emerging artists entered the John Fries Award this year, the highest number ever received in its six year history. The award attracted entries from early career artists across diverse disciplines and locations – from Aboriginal artists in remote and regional art centres in the Northern Territory – to experimental artists in cities and […]

September 2, 2014

Teacher to investigate street art from a female perspective

The head teacher of creative arts at North Sydney Girls High School, Karen Profilio, has been awarded the NSW Premier’s Copyright Agency Creativity and Innovation Scholarship for 2014. Karen will travel to street art “hot spots” Buenos Aires, Berlin, London, New York and New Orleans to investigate the practice of female street artists who are […]

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