Laura Hindmarsh, Inferior Mirage (2018)

January 8, 2019

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. […]

November 6, 2018

Has your work been published in print or online?

Building on the success of our recent Image Royalty Claim, the Copyright Agency is currently inviting writers and artists to complete a short online form about their published works. We want to increase the information we hold about works for which artists and writers retain copyright to assist with our distribution of copyright fees. Artists […]

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

September 28, 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 […]

July 20, 2018

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 […]

July 20, 2018

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 […]

July 19, 2018

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 […]

January 18, 2018

Cultural Fund ignites MONA curator’s inspiration

In 2017, the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund selected eight emerging Australian creators to receive funding from its IGNITE program. Pippa Mott was granted $4000 to complete the week-long ‘Criticism and Curating in Art and Design’ course at London’s prestigious Royal College of Art, to expand on her skills as a Curatorial Assistant at Tasmania’s esteemed […]

October 25, 2017

Productivity Commission continues to peddle false assumptions on copyright

The Productivity Commission continues its crusade against Australian creators by repeating recommendations on copyright reform based on a mischaracterisation of Australia’s copyright framework. Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling said the copyright sections of the Commission’s “Shifting The Dial” report continue to undermine the value of Australian producers of literature, education materials, music, film and content […]

Image Credit: Madison Bycroft, Gong Farmer Shit Stirrer and the maiden of grief, 2019 (detail, still), digital video installation, courtesy and © of the artist.

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