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  • Resale royalty right discussed on world stage

    In May, the World Intellectual Property Organisation hosted an international conference on the visual artists’ resale right. This landmark event was a milestone in the global campaign to promote international adoption of the right.

    The Copyright Agency | Viscopy’s Judy … Continued


  • Copyright Agency and Viscopy to merge

    After a successful five-year ‘Services Agreement’ between rights management organisations, the Copyright Agency and Viscopy, the two organisations have agreed in principle to begin the formal arrangements to merge.

    Between them, the two organisations represent some 43,000 members, ranging from … Continued


  • Cultural Fund supports 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS: an Artspace initiative

    In September 2017, Artspace is set to launch an ambitious project, 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS, commissioning 52 of Australia and the Asia-Pacific’s most exciting artists to develop new work for online exhibition and publication. The Cultural Fund has provided $13,000 … Continued


  • Indigenous Art Meets Fashion at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

    During the parades of Sydney’s Fashion Week, emerging designer Johanna Louise Smith debuted her latest collection featuring works by indigenous artists Jakayu Biljabu and Bugai Whyoulter, from Martumili Art Centre in Newman in Western Australia.  Ms Smith collaborated with the … Continued

  • Tina Havelock Stevens, Thunderheads (2016)

    Finalists announced for John Fries Award 2017

    Copyright Agency | Viscopy today announced the 12 finalists for the John Fries Award 2017.

    The award, curated by interdisciplinary artist, academic and curator, Consuelo Cavaniglia, is an annual $10,000 art award recognising the talents of early career … Continued


  • Synapse: Where Art and Science Meet

    Combining the ying and yang of scientific practice and artistic practice might seem an unusual thing to do, but a Copyright Agency Cultural Fund-supported project, called Synapse, is doing just that, with surprising results.

    Synapse was established by the Australian … Continued