January 28, 2015

High Calibre Judges Partner with Emerging Art Award

Some of the most highly-regarded professionals in the contemporary arts scene have been confirmed as judges for the 6th annual John Fries Award. This year’s new curator, Oliver Watts is joined by New Zealand-born curator and acclaimed arts writer, Justin Paton  and exciting cross-disciplinary artist, Nell. Long-term judge, accomplished installation artist and daughter of the late […]

January 20, 2015

Teachers Invite Famous Aussies Into Classrooms

In a first for Australian schools, teachers can now source dedicated teaching resources for Australian stories, from Kindergarten to Year 12. Reading Australia , set up by the not-for-profit rights organisation, the Copyright Agency, provides teaching resources for books, plays and poetry anthologies from top Aussie authors such as Tim Winton, Jackie French, Peter Carey and […]

December 19, 2014

Oliver Watts named John Fries Award curator for 2015

Sydney curator, artist, writer and lecturer Oliver Watts has been named the John Fries Award’s Guest Curator for 2015. Oliver Watts currently lectures at the Sydney College of the Arts at the University of Sydney where he graduated with PHD in Art History and Theory.  He is the co-director at the Chalk Horse Gallery in […]

December 10, 2014

Copyright Agency welcomes moves to reduce online infringement

The Copyright Agency supports moves announced today by the Commonwealth Government to reduce online infringement of copyright. This includes amending the Copyright Act to give creators the statutory power to seek a court order requiring internet service providers (ISPs) to block pirating sites. The Copyright Agency welcomes the goodwill all parties are bringing to the […]

December 4, 2014

Indigenous Art Workers Skill Up on Online Copyright

Indigenous art centre workers travelled from central Australian and western desert regions to learn how to better manage their photos and artworks online, in a workshop supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. The workshops formed part of the annual Desart Art Worker Professional Development Week, which provides training and mentoring to create employment opportunities […]

December 4, 2014

Code Reviewer’s report for 2013–14

The report from the Code Reviewer on collecting societies’ compliance with the Code of Conduct in 2013–14 is now available. The Copyright Agency and Viscopy have been signatories to the Code of Conduct for copyright collecting societies since its establishment in 2002. Each year, the collecting societies’ compliance with the Code is reviewed by the […]

Pop to popism Banners hang from the Art Gallery of New South Wales featuring artworks licensed by Viscopy. © AGNSW

December 4, 2014

Viscopy Licences Pop to Popism Exhibition

Viscopy worked closely with the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) to licence works from leading Australian pop artists together with some of the biggest names in pop art from around the world, for their current Pop to popism exhibition. The exhibition features more than 200 works by 70 artists, exploring pop art – […]

December 3, 2014

iSentia signs first ‘scraping’ licence deal with Copyright Agency and newspaper publishers

Leading ASX-listed media intelligence company iSentia Group Ltd (ASX:ISD) has signed the first agreement in Australia that grants a licence for the scraping of certain online news and magazine content for clients. The licence has been developed by the Copyright Agency, acting on behalf of Australia’s newspaper and magazine publishers. The deal includes paywalled content of […]

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Image Credit: Hugo Michell Gallery Booth, Sydney Contemporary 2017. Photo: Jacquie Manning.

Image Credit: NGV design store merchandise featuring works by Ruby Tjangawa Williamson, Nita Williamson, Wawiriya Burton with Angela (daughter) and Kathy (grand-daughter). © The Artists/Copyright Agency, 2018 Image: NGV design store Styling: Natalie Turnbull Photo: Daniel Herrmann-Zoll

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