Amanda Marburg [Photo © Olivia Tran]

Amanda Marburg

Trying to make an income from your practice can be tough at times. You’re still going to paint and produce because that’s what you do, that’s what you love to do, but it’s also nice if you get some benefits from it.

Photo by Olivia Tran

Melissa Lucashenko [Photo © David Kelly]

Melissa Lucashenko

I get inspired to create by ordinary people and the mad, interesting, exhilarating craziness of their everyday lives. There’s no such thing as boring once you look below the surface of people from any walk of life.

Photo by David Kelly

Jill Eddington [Photo © David Kelly]

Jill Eddington

How do we sustain an Australian publishing industry? How do we ensure that writers are paid for their work, their ideas, their art, and that they continue to write? That, without doubt, is the biggest challenge for us all.

Photo by David Kelly

Fayen d'Evie

Fayen d’Evie

Fayen is an artist and writer whose practice engages with installation, performance, conversation, publishing and writing. Her work is increasingly interested in shifting the focus of exhibition making from prioritising the sense of sight, to more embodied encounters.

Luke Jurevicius [Photo © Sam Roberts]

Luke Jurevicius

I remember when I received my first Copyright Agency payment: it came at such an important time. What Copyright Agency does – what protecting the copyright laws does – is it inspires you to do your best possible work…

Photo by Sam Roberts

Elisabeth Cummings [Photo © Bryan Sun]

Elisabeth Cummings

I joined because I thought it was a good thing to have an organisation like yours keeping an eye on the copyright issue.

Photo by Bryan Sun

Angela Tiatia

Angela Tiatia

Angela was a John Fries Award finalist in 2016 for her video work, Soft Power. Her work juxtaposes perceptions of the social and economic impact of globalisation with personal observations of the effects of neo-colonialism and consumption on the private and public body.

Peggy Frew [Photo courtesy of Scribe Publications]

Peggy Frew

Photo courtesy of Scribe Publications

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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