In 60th year, an epic 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist revealed

  Sixty years since Patrick White was awarded £500 and proclaimed: “I am going to buy a hi-fi set and a kitchen stove,” after winning the inaugural Miles Franklin Literary Award, the longlist for 2017’s iteration was today announced by Perpetual. As trustee of the Award, one of Australia’s most prestigious literary prizes, Perpetual announced […]

Mikala Dwyer and Michelle Nikou awarded inaugural NAVA Visual Arts Fellowship 2016

The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) and Copyright Agency | Viscopy congratulate artists Mikala Dwyer (NSW), and Michelle Nikou (SA) announced as recipients of the inaugural $20,000 NAVA Visual Arts Fellowship. Aimed at mid-career artists these prestigious new Fellowships supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and administered by NAVA, ensure these exceptional […]

Copyright Agency’s Author Fellowship doubles value to $80,000

The Copyright Agency’s annual Author Fellowship for mid-to-late career authors has doubled its award from $40,000 to $80,000 this year, making it one of Australia’s richest fellowships for writers. Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, says, “This is now the flagship fellowship for mid-to-late career authors, providing valuable financing so they can develop their next work. […]

Career Fund recipient attends GLINT 2015

When glass and print come together the result is GLINT, an appropriately named residency program for artists established by Megalo Print Studio and Canberra Glassworks. Textile printer Julie Ryder was one of the fortunate artists to be selected for GLINT 2015 and with funding from the Copyright Agency’s Career Fund was able to attend the […]

A Colourful Life Celebrated

Respected traditional Kaiadilt elder and Viscopy member Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda (Mrs Gabori) sadly passed away last month, leaving behind a legacy as one of Australia’s most extraordinary contemporary artists. Mrs Gabori exploded onto the art scene in 2005 when she began painting at Mornington Island Art at the age of 81, sharing her unique perspective in […]

High Calibre Judges Partner with Emerging Art Award

Some of the most highly-regarded professionals in the contemporary arts scene have been confirmed as judges for the 6th annual John Fries Award. This year’s new curator, Oliver Watts is joined by New Zealand-born curator and acclaimed arts writer, Justin Paton  and exciting cross-disciplinary artist, Nell. Long-term judge, accomplished installation artist and daughter of the late […]

Sarah Rodigari tours SOMA Summer in Mexico

Interdisciplinary artist Sarah Rodigari spent two months participating in the 2014 SOMA Summer program in Mexico City, with the assistance of the Copyright Agency’s Career Fund. The intensive, hands-on residency consisted of workshops, studio visits and symposiums with artists and curators from around the globe and culminated in an open studio exhibition showcasing participants’ work. “My time in Mexico was deeply rewarding and rich with […]

Tattooist to develop new techniques

“When I heard the news, I jumped up on a street bench and yelled ‘Whoo hoo!’.” This was the reaction from printmaker and tattooist Alexi Keywan on learning that she was the recipient of $1,500 from Copyright Agency’s 2014 Career Fund. The Lismore practitioner is heading to San Francisco this month to participate in a week-long […]

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