Griffin Award Winner 2014 Brett Boardman

June 27, 2014

2014 Griffin Award Winner Announced

Multi-award winning playwright, Angus Cerini, takes home the $10,000 Griffin Award prize for The Bleeding Tree. On Wednesday, 25 June the Griffin Theatre Company hosted its 17th annual Griffin Award. The award recognises outstanding play or performance text which conveys an “authentic, inventive and contemporary Australian voice,” with the winner taking home a $10,000 cash […]

June 26, 2014

Australia Signs Treaty for Visually Impaired

On 23 June, Australia signed the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaty for the visually impaired. Australia’s signing of the treaty was announced in a joint media release from the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Julie Bishop), Attorney General (George Brandis), Minister for Trade and Investment (Andrew Robb) and Assistant Minister for Social Services (Mitch Fifield). […]

June 5, 2014

Tattooist to develop new techniques

“When I heard the news, I jumped up on a street bench and yelled ‘Whoo hoo!’.” This was the reaction from printmaker and tattooist Alexi Keywan on learning that she was the recipient of $1,500 from Copyright Agency’s 2014 Career Fund. The Lismore practitioner is heading to San Francisco this month to participate in a week-long […]

Dreams of day, Jacob Leary, 2013

June 5, 2014

Win provides scope for art, travel and realising goals

Winning the $10,000 John Fries Award in 2012 freed Tasmanian-artist Jacob Leary from financial concerns so he could spend time producing new artworks. Jacob says: “ It freed me up to work on my art and I was able to go travelling. “Early in 2013, I went to Singapore and Thailand. Then later I spent […]

Juz Kitson, Changing Skin, 2013

May 27, 2014

John Fries Award Finalists Announced

Copyright Agency | Viscopy has named 24 finalists for this year’s $10,000 John Fries Award for emerging artists. The 5th John Fries Award will be announced on Tuesday 12 August at the award’s venue partner Galleries UNSW, COFA in Paddington, Sydney. The award’s guest curator and judge, Sebastian Goldspink, said “The calibre of entries for this year’s […]

May 23, 2014

Competition Policy Review

The Federal Government is conducting a review of competition policy. The Issues Paper includes questions on intellectual property and parallel importation. Responses are due by 10 June 2014. An issues paper was released on 14 April 2014. There is no reference to intellectual property in the terms of reference, but the issues paper canvases intellectual […]

May 22, 2014

2014 Miles Franklin Shortlist Announced

The Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist for 2014 reveals a mix of well-established and debut authors. The shortlist, announced on 15 May, features some familiar faces with previous Miles Franklin winner Tim Winton nominated for Eyrie and Alexis Wright for The Swan Book. Also on the list are Richard Flanagan for The Narrow Road To […]

May 19, 2014

Warm welcome in cold countries for outstanding scholarship winner

Polar Vortex doesn’t stop innovative teacher. Living in Armidale in northern NSW prepared Nicolette Hilton for some of the challenges she would face as the 2013 recipient of the Premier’s Copyright Agency Creativity and Innovation Scholarship, but not all of them. Nicolette, a science teacher at Uralla Central School, travelled for her scholarship to Saskatoon, […]

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Image Credit: Angela Tiatia, Soft Power. Courtesy of the artist and Alcaston Gallery, Narrm Melbourne. © Angela Tiatia/Licensed by Viscopy.

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