December 12, 2023

Australian creators welcome establishment of Copyright and AI reference group

An alliance of 22 creator and creative economy organisations representing 5.9 per cent of Australia’s workforce welcomes the announcement of a Copyright and AI reference group by Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus KC MP. Our organisations represent the emerging and established creators and artists across the creative economy and includes every genre, artform and medium. Whether it’s […]

September 18, 2023

Meanjin/Brisbane-based artist James Barth awarded Copyright Agency Partnerships commission, in collaboration with IMA

The Institute of Modern Art (IMA) and the Copyright Agency are pleased to announce that Meanjin/Brisbane-based artist James Barth is the third recipient of the Copyright Agency Partnerships (CAP) commission. The $80,000 contemporary art commission is the third in an annual series presented by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund in partnership with leading Australian arts […]

August 29, 2023

The second edition of the Copyright Agency Partnerships Commission, James Nguyen’s multi-lingual installation Open Glossary interrogates the politics of language, cultural exchange, activism and belonging.

Amongst other things, Nguyen will fill ACCA’s main hall with hundreds of white shirts, as a sensory and immersive sculptural work that probes the language of contemporary art and society more widely. Born in Vietnam and based in Narrm (Melbourne), James Nguyen’s practice examines ways to decolonise and interrogate the politics of family history, translation, displacement […]

June 15, 2023

2023 King’s Birthday Honours List

Congratulations to our members who were among those recognised in the 2023 King’s Birthday Honours List. Author Jen McVeity was recognised with a medal (OAM) in the general division for service to literacy education as an author and publisher. An author of over 20 books, a former school teacher, and the International Chair of the […]

May 31, 2023

Doris Bush Nungarrayi wins 2023 Sulman Prize

Copyright Agency members shine in 2023 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman accolades. Copyright Agency member, Doris Bush Nungarrayi, is the winner of this year’s prestigious Sir John Sulman Prize, for her work Mamunya ngalyananyi (Monster coming). Her painting features Mamus, which she refers to as ‘cheeky ones’. Mamus are ominous and malevolent spirits that can shapeshift, […]

May 30, 2023

Wrapped Perth café tells a local Noongar story

A new outdoor café in Perth’s Burswood Park recently opened adorning stunning artwork by Western Australian Noongar artist, Linda Loo. Bilya Café sits on the land of the Noongar people on Whadjuk Country, beside the Swan River. In Noongar language, ‘bilya’ means ‘river’. Local elder, Bruce Loo, who worked with Crown to research this historically […]

December 5, 2022

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund grants support income generating opportunities for writers, visual artists and sector organisations and a new Fellowship for Young Writers

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund today announces grants to 21 Australian organisations to provide critical financial and income-generating support for writers and visual artists, support for larger and capital city writers’ festivals, Create Grants for writers and visual artists, and the announcement of the Copyright Agency Frank Moorhouse Fellowship for Young Writers. The Cultural Fund has […]

October 27, 2022

Copyright Agency Partnerships’ first commission and exhibition opens with TextaQueen: Bollywouldn’t at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

Copyright Agency Partnerships (CAP), an initiative of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, celebrates the opening of the inaugural commission and exhibition of TextaQueen’s highly-anticipated Bollywouldn’t, on view at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in Sydney from 22 October until 18 December 2022. TextaQueen’s exhibition celebrates the queer South Asian diaspora through decolonising and reclaiming […]