December 6, 2017
Following the successful decades-long campaign for the return of artist Albert Namatjira’s copyright, the Namatjira Legacy Trust has enlisted the Copyright Agency to manage the licensing rights of the renowned artist internationally. The rights now reside with the Namatjira Legacy Trust, which represents the Namatjira family, and was established as part of a long-term project […]
November 7, 2017
In October, news emerged that the rights in the work of globally recognised Indigenous watercolourist Albert Namatjira had been returned to the Namatjira family after decades of campaigning. The ABC’s Isabel Dayman reported that the copyright controversy ended, not in a courtroom, but on the phone after the intervention of a high-profile Australian millionaire. Dick […]
September 7, 2017
What do a taxidermist, an Indigenous writer and a poet have in common? They are the three creators who have just received funding from the Copyright Agency’s Create Career Fund. The Create Career Fund supports mid-to-late career artists and authors by providing grants that allow the time to develop new work. Grants are allocated in $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000 […]
August 1, 2017
Betty Kuntiwa Pumani from Mimili Maku Arts in Alice Springs has won the prestigious $50,000 Wynne Prize for her painting ‘Antara’ (pictured). The Wynne Prize is Australia’s oldest art prize and is judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. From 753 entries, 42 finalists were selected to this year’s prize, […]
July 14, 2017
On Thursday 13 July 2017 Queensland’s Indigenous artists and organisations were recognised among peers at the opening night of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF). Included in the prizes awarded for excellence and emerging talent was the inaugural Award for Innovation, a $10,000 prize sponsored by Copyright Agency | Viscopy, which this year went to […]
March 1, 2016
“My work explores challenges and contradictions at the interface of multiple cultural identities and this intensive residency added rich insights and new dimensions to my life and practice.” Nestled on Hanoi’s Red River, Bat Trang is a Vietnamese village with seven centuries of ceramics history. This is where Australian artist, Mai Nguyen-Long recently undertook a […]
Image Credit: Rachael Mipantjiti Lionel. ‘Kapi Wankanya’ (2017). Acrylic on linen, 1220 x 2000mm.
Image Credit: Hoodie from Lifewear Australia NAIDOC 2018 apparel collection featuring Geoff Sellman artwork, Her Opal Spirits, 2018. © Geoff Sellman/Copyright Agency, 2018. Photo courtesy Lifewear Australia.
Image Credit: A team of more than 60 graphic designers, engineers and painters at Boeing’s Seattle facility worked with Balarinji to install the design onto the 787-9 Dreamliner, taking more than ten days to complete. There are close to 5000 dots on the aircraft. Image courtesy of Qantas.
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