The 2020 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes were announced on 25 September, with some momentous victories for Indigenous artists.
A large number of our members have recently received honours at two major awards celebrating Indigenous art: the annual NATSIAA and the inaugural NIFA.
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 […]
Over $1 million in resale royalty revenue was generated in the financial year of 2017-18, with more than 180 artists receiving their first eligible resale payment in that time. Artists from all stages of their careers are benefitting from the resale right, which entitles them or their estate to a 5% share of the sales […]
Copyright Agency member Yvette Coppersmith has won the 2018 Archibald Prize for her painting Self-portrait, after George Lambert (pictured below). This is the fifth painting Ms Coppersmith has exhibited in the Archibald and was selected from almost 800 entries for the $100,000 award. Of the 57 finalists in this year’s prize, 15 are Copyright Agency members (see […]
The judges have been announced for the ninth Annual John Fries Award, for which the call for entries is now open. Consuelo Cavaniglia, interdisciplinary artist, academic and independent curator, continues in her role as Guest Curator and Judge for a second year. She is joined by Sophia Kouyoumdjian, coordinator at Parramatta Artists Studios; Dr Mikala Tai, […]
In Australia, copyright and the Resale Royalty Right in most cases lasts for 70 years after an artist’s date of death. This means that having a will is imperative for artists to ensure your intellectual property is passed on according to your wishes, and to assist your beneficiaries in effectively managing, and benefiting from, these […]
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 […]
Image Credit: Khaled Sabsabi, 5th Pillar (detail), 2020. Courtesy of the Artist and Milani Gallery, Photographer: Khaled Sabsabi.
Image Credit: Griffith Review 74 cover image. Kathrin Longhurst, Brave [detail] 2020 Oil on linen, 120 x 120 image courtesy of the artist.
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