Fellowship applications close at the end of June

Applications for the Copyright Agency’s $80,000 Fellowships close at 1pm on Monday 29 June. This year there are two Fellowships on offer for Australian writers and one for an established visual artist. The latter is designed to support the creation of an important new work, either for exhibition or for a public outcome. The inaugural […]

Copyright management and royalty income during COVID-19

With exhibitions, sales, teaching and other sources of casual income in short supply, the licensing income and resale royalties that flow to visual artists are more essential than ever. You’ve been asking for advice during this challenging period, so we’ve compiled some tips and information for you. And as always, the Visual Arts team remains […]

Announcing funding for Visual Arts Projects

We recently announced recipients from our first round of Emergency Action Funding. From an extremely competitive pool of applicants, ten were selected for their Visual Arts Projects: Tully Arnot, to support research, learning and development of new skills in building virtual reality artworks for online exhibition Tom Blake, for a project titled “cliche of the […]

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 […]

Copyright Agency to manage Sidney Nolan’s copyright in ANZ

As the Australian partner of the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS), Copyright Agency has the immense privilege of managing the copyright for celebrated artist Sidney Nolan in Australia and New Zealand. DACS, a not-for-profit visual artists’ rights management organisation and our sister society in the UK, announced its representation of the Sidney Nolan Trust […]

Fellowship Q&A with Karla Dickens

A Wiradjuri woman living in regional New South Wales, Karla Dickens is known for her provocative reflections on Australian culture, past and present. Awarded the inaugural Copyright Agency Fellowship for a Visual Artist in 2018, she went on to create two large-scale multimedia installations: ‘A Dickensian Circus’ as part of the Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN […]

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 […]

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Government releases Resale Royalty Scheme Review Report

Last December the Copyright Agency welcomed the release of the Australian Government’s Post-Implementation Review for the Resale Royalty Scheme. The report analyses the first three years and four months of the Scheme and provides a valuable snapshot into its implementation and early operation. The Resale Royalty Scheme entitles visual artists to five per cent of […]

Image Credit: Created by Copyright Agency. Featured members: Anita Heiss, photo by Helen Kassila. Mikey Cahill, photo by Olivia Tran. Sally Rippin, photo by Olivia Tran. Ramesh Nithiyendran, photo by Bryan Sun.

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Image Credit: Griffith Review 70 cover image. Louise Zhang, Slosh Samples #2 [detail], 2014.

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