Tattoo licence brings new meaning to the term “body art”

In a first-of-its-kind arrangement, Copyright Agency has licensed an artwork for a tattoo! The artwork is by Indigenous artist Chris Black, who works out of Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association in Milikapiti Community on the Tiwi Islands. Jarrangini (buffalo) (2018) is a screenprint depicting the head of a buffalo, which was introduced to the Tiwi […]

Copyright Agency to manage Sidney Nolan’s copyright in ANZ

As the Australian partner of the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS), Copyright Agency has the immense privilege of managing the copyright for celebrated artist Sidney Nolan in Australia and New Zealand. DACS, a not-for-profit visual artists’ rights management organisation and our sister society in the UK, announced its representation of the Sidney Nolan Trust […]

Code of Conduct annual compliance review 2020

Members, licensees and other stakeholders are invited to make submissions to the Code Reviewer about Copyright Agency’s compliance with the Code of Conduct for Collecting Societies in 2019–20. Copyright Agency is a signatory to the Code. Our compliance with the Code is reviewed annually by the Code Reviewer. The current Code Reviewer is the Dr Kevin Lindgren AM […]

Exciting writing news

Times are tough for our creative industries, but there are still good news stories to be found. In addition to our latest funding recipients and the winners of the ABIAs, here are some other positive announcements coming out of the arts sector.  2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist Ten authors have been longlisted for Australia’s […]

Bluey earns top honour at this year’s ABIAs

Not even the COVID-19 pandemic could stop the book industry’s night of nights, as the 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) were announced via live-stream on Wednesday 13 May. The virtual event was supported by a who’s who of presenters, including APA President Lee Walker, prolific author and proud Wiradjuri woman Anita Heiss, and former […]

A special offer from Griffith Review

Griffith Review is one of Australia’s leading Australian literary magazines. Each themed edition presents new writing from emerging, mid-career and established writers, in the form of essays, memoir, reportage, short fiction, poetry and visual essays. The current edition – Griffith Review 68: Getting On – features the first essay from the Griffith Review Reportage Project. […]

Payments are coming! Update your details

Our largest annual payments to members – the Schools and Universities distributions – are coming up in June 2020, along with the TAFE distribution and payments to visual artists. We know that in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic many of you are anxiously awaiting these distributions. We’re working hard to maintain our schedule with […]

Member update: Canada, COVID and more

Dear Members, I write to update you on a recent court decision in Canada; what we have being doing for you around COVID-19; our legal cases; payment for news content by big tech; and the Cultural Fund. Canadian judgement: writers, publishers and visual artists win, but still get smashed I think it is worth soberly […]

Image Credit: Sample book artwork spreads designed by Joanna Hunt for Allen & Unwin / Tjanpi (November 2019). Stills are from the Tjanpi Desert Weavers stop-motion animation Ngayuku Papa (My Dog): Bluey and Big Boy; story & narration by Maureen Butler, directed by Jonathan Daw and Maureen Butler, 2018.

Image Credit: 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist. Book covers supplied.

Image Credit: Aboriginal artist Elton Wirri. Photo by Guy Louanglath.

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