Australian Author Anita Heiss

Shortlist for 2011 Deadly Awards

The Deadly Awards are the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music, sport, entertainment and community awards, recognising the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to their community and to Australian society. On 18 July, Vibe Australia announced the shortlist for 2011 awards at a ceremony at the Sydney Opera House. The Copyright Agency congratulates […]

Cultural Fund Supports TiNA Festival

The Copyright Agency is pleased to announce it will provide valuable support to This Is Not Art (TiNA) festival organisers to help deliver the $18,000 financial shortfall and keep the lights and sound on at this annual Newcastle cultural festival. The Copyright Agency through its Cultural Fund will provide dollar-for-dollar funding for the TINA festival up […]

Copyright Agency Releases Results from Digital Publishing Trends Survey

After almost two decades of hype and speculation predicting a digital book revolution, the past 12-18 months have seen some major developments that could herald a turning point in the broad adoption of digital publishing in Australia. Few could have missed the high profile launches of products such as the Apple iPad or Google eBooks; […]

John Fries Memorial Prize 2011 announces fifteen finalists

Viscopy is pleased to announce fifteen finalists in the John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging visual artists 2011. The artists are: Cyrus Tang, Erica Molesworth, Eva Hampel, Heath Franco, Jennifer O’Brien, Karl Khoe & Tessa Zettel, Keiko Matsui, Kristel Britcher, Kurt Sorensen, Nathan Taylor, Pauletta Kerinauia, Sanne Mestrom, Susie Nelson, Wade Marynowsky and Walter Brecely. […]

Books

Kim Scott Wins Miles Franklin Literary Award

Congratulations to Copyright Agency member Kim Scott, who has won the 2011 Miles Franklin Literary Award for That Deadman Dance. The announcement was made at a dinner held at the State Library of Victoria on Wednesday evening 22 June. In commenting on That Deadman Dance as the shortlist was announced, the judges of the Award said […]

John Fries Memorial Prize 2011 Guest Curator announced

Viscopy has appointed Venita Poblocki as the guest curator for the John Fries Memorial Prize 2011 for emerging visual artists. This is the first time that Viscopy has engaged a guest curator to oversee the prize which was established in 2010 and features an exhibition of fifteen finalists at Viscopy’s contemporary art space, Blackfriars off […]

2011 Queens’s Birthday Honours List

The Copyright Agency extends its congratulations to the members named in the Queen’s Birthday 2011 Honours List, announced by the Governor-General, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, on 13 June. The following author members were recognised: Officer (AO) in the general division Ms Marie Coleman PSM Professor Graeme John Davison Mr Mark Walter Scott Member (AM) […]

Jackie French Wins Environment Award

This week The Wilderness Society announced the winner of the 2011 Environment Award, to coincide with World Environment Day on 5 June. The Copyright Agency congratulates member Jackie French, who won the Award for her work The Tomorrow Book. In a statement on the prize, The Wilderness Society said that ‘The Tomorrow Book is a story […]

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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