Blak Douglas [Photo © Nick Cubbin]

Blak Douglas

Copyright is extremely important to me as an artist. Artists are highly likely to be exploited at some point throughout their career. We need to acknowledge that free reign is not acceptable.

Photo by Nick Cubbin

Reg Mombassa [Photo © Nick Cubbin]

Reg Mombassa

Copyright is important to me. While I don’t mind people being influenced by my work or appropriating it with permission, blatant unauthorised commercial rip-offs can be irritating and insulting.

Photo by Nick Cubbin

Deborah Kelly [Photo © Nick Cubbin]

Deborah Kelly

I appreciate the agency for its work defending the right of artists to be acknowledged and paid. And for sending money, of course. Thank you!

Photo by Nick Cubbin

Alice Pung [Photo © Olivia Tran]

Alice Pung

Artists spend so long creating their work and attempting originality, to have this taken away easily is an insult to their craft.

Photo by Olivia Tran

Sally Rippin [Photo © Olivia Tran]

Sally Rippin

I am fascinated by people: the relationships between them and what drives them to act the way they do. Creating art is my way of making sense of the world.

Photo by Olivia Tran

Ben Ward

I began painting to share my cultural knowledge with others. Art gives me an opportunity to express myself and tell the traditional Miriwoong stories.

Bibi Barba [Photo © Bryan Sun]

Bibi Barba

For those who appreciate my work and want to reuse it, I do expect to be fairly paid.

Photo by Bryan Sun

Susan Hawthorne

As a writer, the challenge is always to find the right form and structure.

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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