Black and white photos of Anna Krien and Robert Drewe.

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. […]

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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 […]

Authors Nominated for 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Awards

Author Christobel Mattingley and illustrator Bob Graham are the Australian nominees for the International Board on Books for Young People’s (IBBY) Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2012. The Copyright Agency members are amongst 28 authors and 31 illustrators from 33 countries who have been nominated for their important and lasting contributions to children’s literature. A Hans […]

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2011 APA Book Design Awards

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) announced the winners of the 2011 Book Design Awards as part of the Sydney Writers’ Festival on 19 May. 2011 marks the 59th year of the Awards, which have grown over the years to now include nearly 20 categories. The Copyright Agency extends its congratulations to the publishers of the books below, all […]

Shortlist for 2011 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

Arts Minister Simon Crean announced the shortlists for the 2011 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards on 26 May. The Copyright Agency extends its congratulations to its members shortlisted in the categories below. Non-fiction Paul Kelly, for How to Make Gravy Delia Falconer for Sydney Fiction David Musgrave for Glissando Kim Scott for That Deadman Dance Roger […]