April 5, 2018

2018 Brian Johns Lecture with Morry Schwartz

Esteemed book and journal publisher Morry Schwartz AM (pictured) will deliver the 2018 Brian Johns Lecture at the State Library of NSW on 7 May. Morry’s company, Schwartz Publishing, operates Black Inc. books and La Trobe University Press. It also publishes the journals Quarterly Essay and Australian Foreign Affairs. Its sister company, Schwartz Media, publishes […]

April 4, 2018

Visual artists to claim royalties

The Copyright Agency is mounting a campaign this month to collect fresh data from Australian artists and their heirs about where their works have been published or used on TV. The campaign aims to build a more comprehensive picture about how copyrighted artwork is being used in Australia and provide payments to artists. More than […]

March 28, 2018

Meet our inaugural Artist Director, Dr Oliver Watts

Recently the National Association for Visual Artists (NAVA) General Manager, Penelope Benton, sat down with Dr Oliver Watts, the inaugural artist director on the Copyright Agency board. They discussed the benefits and implications of copyright, as well as new and existing initiatives for visual artists. Why is copyright important? Copyright is a wonderful invention, it takes […]

March 27, 2018

Social media rights now bundled with your annual licence

Your Copyright Agency annual licence now includes rights to share articles from major Australian newspapers and magazine publishers on your corporate social media channels. This will greatly enhance your ability to legally share knowledge through your networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and is in addition to the rights already available to you […]

March 26, 2018

Could your resold artworks be eligible for a payment?

The Resale Royalty Right for visual artists entitles artists and their estates to a five per cent royalty whenever an eligible artwork resells in Australia. Copyright Agency is committed to ensuring that artists and their estates receive the resale royalties that they are entitled to. We actively investigate missed or inaccurate reporting to recover royalties. So […]

Fayen d’Evie, Myopic reading, Janaleen sings, and hides, Re-calling From One Body to Another, 2017

March 26, 2018

Finalist selection underway for the 2018 John Fries Award

More than 550 Australian and New Zealand artists entered this year’s John Fries Award, for which the finalists will be announced in early April. Guest Curator and Judge, Consuelo Cavaniglia, says: “This year we have an outstanding selection of applications to assess and we are dedicated to identifying a group of talented artists to encourage […]

March 26, 2018

Cultural Fund supports Indigenous printmaking program

More than 20 Indigenous artists from far north Queensland were trained in new printmaking techniques through a series of workshops run over the past two months. Cairns artist collective Kickarts ran the residential printmaking with support from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, and facilitated by the Lockhart River Arts Indigenous Corporation, Mirndiyan Gununa on Mornington […]

March 26, 2018

Geoff Sellman’s artwork licensed for fashion range

This year, National NAIDOC Week, from 8 to 15 July, will celebrate the invaluable contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women make to the nation under the theme ‘Because of her, we can!’ Ahead of the event, Queensland fashion label Lifewear Australia has launched a NAIDOC clothing range featuring an artwork designed by Copyright […]

Image Credit: Winnie Dunn, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Omar Sakr at the Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist event. Photo: Belinda Rolland

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