Monograph honours prolific Indigenous artist

We licensed a stunning selection of works by Aboriginal artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye for a monograph published in late July this year.

Miimi & Jiinda shares culture in Adairs collab

Copyright Agency has licensed a fantastic collaboration between specialty retailer Adairs and Indigenous art business Miimi & Jiinda.

Tattoo licence brings new meaning to the term “body art”

In a first-of-its-kind arrangement, Copyright Agency has licensed an artwork for a tattoo! The artwork is by Indigenous artist Chris Black, who works out of Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association in Milikapiti Community on the Tiwi Islands. Jarrangini (buffalo) (2018) is a screenprint depicting the head of a buffalo, which was introduced to the Tiwi […]

Artworks licensed for NITV’s Aboriginal arts game show with a twist

Premiering on NITV in February 2020, the Art Gallery of NSW’s deadly gallery event Faboriginal will bring a new form of game show based on Aboriginal art into living rooms across the country. The Copyright Agency worked closely with the gallery and production company Noble Savage Pictures to license 59 artworks for the program. They […]

Derek Productions remedies use of Aboriginal art in Netflix series After Life

The British company, Derek Productions, will pay compensation for using an unauthorised copy of a painting by the Aboriginal artist Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri in the first series of After Life, starring Ricky Gervais, on Netflix earlier this year. The company has also agreed to pay a fee for the use of the Papunya Tula artist’s copyright-protected work […]

Fake Art Harms Culture Campaign

Federal Court rules against Birubi but Aboriginal artists need further protections

Joint statement – Indigenous Art Code, Copyright Agency, Arts Law Centre of Australia The Indigenous Art Code, Copyright Agency and the Arts Law Centre of Australia have called for tougher laws to protect against the misrepresentation of fake art in the wake of the Federal Court’s findings against Birubi. The Federal Court found that Birubi […]

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. […]

Geoff Sellman’s artwork licensed for fashion range

This year, National NAIDOC Week, from 8 to 15 July, will celebrate the invaluable contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women make to the nation under the theme ‘Because of her, we can!’ Ahead of the event, Queensland fashion label Lifewear Australia has launched a NAIDOC clothing range featuring an artwork designed by Copyright […]