Blak Douglas [Photo © Nick Cubbin]

May 27, 2016

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]

April 1, 2016

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]

April 1, 2016

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]

March 29, 2016

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]

March 1, 2016

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

February 2, 2016

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]

November 4, 2015

Bibi Barba

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

Photo by Bryan Sun

September 9, 2015

Susan Hawthorne

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

Image Credit: John Fries Award 2020 finalists (L–R): Daniel Jenatsch, Darcey Bella Arnold, JD Reforma, Melanie Jame Wolf, Ryan Presley, Sara Morawetz and Shevaun Wright.

Image Credit: Papunya Tula artist Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri. Photography by Matt Frost. Image courtesy of Papunya Tula Artists.

Image Credit: Shutterstock

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