Giving back through voluntary resale payments

Resales of artworks acquired before 9 June 2010 do not meet the criteria for a royalty payment – but they need not miss out altogether.

Indigenous members receive national acclaim

A large number of our members have recently received honours at two major awards celebrating Indigenous art: the annual NATSIAA and the inaugural NIFA.

Cultural Fund awards $240,000 in Fellowships

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has awarded three fellowships totalling $240,000 as the creative industries continue to call for critical financial support of Australia’s writers and artists. The Fellowships have been awarded to authors Rodney Hall and Krissy Kneen and visual artist Khaled Sabsabi, with each receiving $80,000 to write and create important new works. […]

Laura Hindmarsh, Inferior Mirage (2018)

Entries for the 2019 John Fries Award close on Monday 14 January

Entries for this year’s landmark 10th Anniversary $10,000 John Fries Award for emerging Australian and New Zealand artists have opened earlier than usual – and will close on 14 January 2019. The John Fries Award is a platform for some of the most engaging and experimental works of contemporary art in Australia and New Zealand. […]

Akil Ahamat, 'So the spaces between us can stay soft' (2018)

Akil Ahamat wins the 2018 John Fries Award

Sydney artist Akil Ahamat has been awarded the annual $10,000 John Fries Award for emerging artists by the Copyright Agency at the opening of the award exhibition at UNSW Galleries. The judges also highly commend Rachael Mipantjiti Lionel from South Australia for her work Kapi Wankanya. Now in its ninth year, the prestigious John Fries […]

Copyright Agency sponsors Sydney Contemporary’s Talks Program

In September, the Copyright Agency is sponsoring the talks program at Australasia’s largest and most diverse art fair, Sydney Contemporary 2018. With over 70 Australian and International galleries participating, featuring artists from 32 countries, Sydney Contemporary offers visitors access to curated exhibitions alongside an ambitious program that includes ground breaking installations, engaging panel discussions and […]

What does ‘second resale’ of an artwork mean?

While the Resale Royalty Right is generally well understood, we are often asked to clarify the term ‘second resale’ and how it affects eligibility for resale royalty.  If used out of context this term can lead to the wrong conclusion on a royalty being due. The term ‘second resale’ is relevant to artworks in existence […]

Copyright Agency helps members license their work for NAIDOC week

In celebration of NAIDOC Week this year, artist and Copyright Agency member, Julie Dowling’s work was projected onto the iconic Digital Tower in Yagan Square, Perth. Screenwest – the State’s premier screen organisation – controls the 45-metre high tower which includes a large circular screen and 14 LED lights columns, inspired by the bulrushes found […]

Image Credit: Created using stock images by Shutterstock.

Image Credit: Artwork 1: Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Untitled (awelye), 1995. Reproduced courtesy of Utopia Art Sydney. Artwork 2: Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Untitled, 1992. Reproduced courtesy of Utopia Art Sydney. Artwork 3: Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Untitled (yam), 1995. Reproduced courtesy of Utopia Art Sydney. Images courtesy of Thames & Hudson Australia.

Image Credit: Erub artist Jimmy K Thaiday recording artefacts at Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Photo by Lynnette Griffiths. Courtesy of Erub Arts.

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