Indigenous Art

  • 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

  • Indigenous Education Program Reaches Remote Regions

    Indigenous communications co-ordinator and legal officer Patricia (Trish) Adjei,  travels more than 5,000 kilometres every year to deliver an Indigenous education program to remote regions in the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Queensland and South Australia.

    Trish, a Torres Strait Islander … Continued