The artworks in Arts Law’s 30th birthday art auction have been ethically sourced from Aboriginal art centres from regional and remote communities around Australia. Arts Law has built relationships with these centres through the outreach work of the Artists in the Black service.
Artists in the Black provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and organisations access to free legal advice and information to help protect their artistic work, cultural and intellectual property as well as develop sustainable income streams from their work. A key part of the service is travelling to different communities to provide workshops, seminars, legal advice and assistance. We also assist by drafting wills for artists in their communities. This allows artists to continue to provide for their families after they have passed away by facilitating access to copyright and resale royalties as well as the distribution of money from the sale of artworks in line with the artist’s wishes.
The money raised from the auction will not only go towards supporting our Artists in the Black service, but also go directly into the pocket of the artists who have created these beautiful artworks.
To bid in the auction
Text: artslaw30 followed by your name to 0458 678 678 (e.g. artslaw30 john smith)
Follow the registration link you are sent by sms from GalaBid or visit: http://galabid.com/artslaw30
Click on the 'register' button, enter your details and click 'submit'. You can then start bidding. You will also receive a text to your mobile phone with the link to the auction catalogue and a passcode.
You can see and bid on all the works here: http://galabid.com/auction/artslaw30
You can buy tickets to our Gala Dinner here.