News from April 2012
 
ALCA is proud to announce the establishment of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation.
23rd April 2012

The Arts Law Centre of Australia is proud to announce the establishment of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation. Through its Artists in the Black pro bono casework service, a new company has been set up to run the Fair with a board chaired by the Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery Franchesca Cubillo and key representatives of the Indigenous arts sector. It represents a significant new stage in the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair’s  development and growth. This year’s fair will take place at the Darwin Convention Centre from 10-12 August, 2012.

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ALRC Classification Review Final Report tabled in Parliament
1st April 2012

On 24 March 2011, Attorney-General Robert McClelland referred the National Classification Scheme to the ALRC and asked it to conduct widespread public consultation across the community and industry.

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Arts Law Pro Bono Awards Arts Law Pro Bono Awards
4th April 2012

Earlier this week on 2 April 2012 Arts Law held its annual Pro Bono Awards Night to celebrate the wonderful support it received from Australia's lawyers who volunteered their time to the arts community in 2011.

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Auburn Artists Network
30th April 2012

Auburn Artists Network invites you to attend a FREE guest presentation from Senior Solicitor Rebecca Laubi from the Arts Law Centre of Australia. The presentation will cover a number of legal topics relating to your practice as an artist. Legal topics include:

  • Copyright
  • Moral rigjts
  • Using copyright material belonging to others and allowing others to use your own copyright material

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Law of the Written Word
19th April 2012

Join Arts Law Centre of Australia Executive Director, Robyn Ayres, and guest practitioners Barrister James Samargis and Dr Mark Williams as they discuss a broad range of topical Arts Law issues affecting writers.

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Mabel King exhibition to take place after agreement is reached with the Public Trustee
23rd April 2012

The long-awaited Mabel King exhibition will be held at the Japingka Gallery, Fremantle from 4 May until 6 June 2012. King was a respected Ngarinyin Elder who painted at the Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre. Sadly, in 2006 she passed away intestate. Following negotiations between the Arts Law Centre of Australia and the WA Public Trustee, the remaining paintings have now been released for sale. We are excited to see these beautiful works, which offer a bold expression of her cultural story. This work was undertaken as part of the Artists in the Black pro-bono casework service.

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National Cultural Policy
3rd April 2012

Federal, State and Territory Arts and Cultural Ministers met in Melbourne last week to discuss the development of the National Cultural Policy.

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NCIPC to re-examine the terms and conditions of its Indigenous music competition
30th April 2012

The National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) recently released terms and conditions for the 2012 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Competition that it is running. After looking at the terms and conditions of entry, Arts Law contacted the NCPIC to discuss some of the conditions which we thought were unnecessarily onerous for entrants who did not win anything after entering their song. The NCPIC were really receptive to the feedback and want to create a fairer set of terms and conditions. They are working with Arts Law to improve these. We’ll keep you posted on when the new and improved terms and conditions are released.

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