Indigenous Art

  • 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 … Continued

  • Cultural Fund supports Indigenous Printmaking Program in Tropical North Queensland

    More than 20 Indigenous artists from far north Queensland were trained in new printmaking techniques through a series of workshops run over the past two months.

    Cairns artist collective Kickarts ran the residential printmaking with support from the Copyright Agency’s … Continued

  • Innovation to be recognised at forthcoming Cairns Arts Fair

    The Copyright Agency has sponsored an Innovation Award for an artist worth $10,000 at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, held from 13-16 July.

    The award is one of five being introduced at the Fair for the first time this year. … 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

  • Understanding copyright and culture

    The people of Pacific Island nations have thousands of traditional cultural expressions, from tattoo designs to traditional medicines, but many gaps still exist in understanding how copyright can help protect their culture.

    Copyright Agency | Viscopy’s Indigenous Engagement Manager, Trish … Continued

  • Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda (Mrs Gabori), Dibirdibi Country, © Mrs Gabori 2011/Licensed by Viscopy.

    A Colourful Life Celebrated

    Respected traditional Kaiadilt elder and Viscopy member Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda (Mrs Gabori) sadly passed away last month, leaving behind a legacy as one of Australia’s most extraordinary contemporary artists.

    Mrs Gabori exploded onto the art scene in 2005 when she began … Continued