2 November
Gosia Wlodarczak, “Arts Law Allies Shared Space” 2020 ink on paper 29.7x42cm; a Zoom performance drawing created at the @Arts Law Australia livestream fundraising event on 6th October. Photo: Longin Sarnecki. Image courtesy of the artist and Arts Law Australia.

Arts Law Allies raise $60,000 for Australia’s artists

The Arts Law Allies launch, our very first venture into online fundraising events, raised over $60,000 for Arts Law and Australian artists!

On 6 October we were joined by artists, arts workers, lawyers and supporters of Arts Law to launch our new donor program the Arts Law Allies. In line with our new purpose to strengthen value and respect for arts and culture to make a better world, Arts Law Allies are passionate advocates who donate $1,000 or more to help support Arts Law to achieve this goal.

Forty-two individuals and organisations pledged their support to become our Foundation Arts Law Allies. This brings us almost halfway to our target of recruiting 100 Arts Law Allies by 30 June 2021. The $60,000 raised will help us to achieve more of our goals in 2021 including:

  • Planning 5 outreach trips to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Delivering outreach will be all the more important in the next few years as we have not been able to travel throughout much of 2020.
  • Writing wills for 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to ensure their rights and assets are protected for the future
  • Delivering education sessions to artists throughout regional Australia. Our targeted legal education sessions give artists the tools to manage their arts practice and businesses, it has been even more crucial for artists to understand their rights as they face the consequences of the pandemic.

A huge thank you to all our speakers and special guests who helped make the evening so engaging and of course thanks go to our wonderful MC and CEO, Robyn Ayres.

  • Arts Law’s Vice Regal Patron, Governor of NSW, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC
  • Gosia Wlodarczak, established trans-disciplinary drawing artist
  • Electric Fields, multi award winning musicians
  • Dora Griffiths, artist and arts worker at Waringarri Art Centre
  • Dan Creasey, Head of Pro Bono and Community, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Mark Dempsey SC, Arts Law supporter, former Guardian Angel and Foundation Arts Law Ally

If you are interested in becoming an Arts Law Ally find out more information here or contact us at [email protected].

Thank you to our Foundation Arts Law Allies


  • Andrew Wiseman
  • The Hon David Levine AO RFD QC
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Simpson-Michel Foundation


  • Jeffrey Hilton SC
  • Colin Biggers & Paisley


  • Her Excellency the Hon Margaret Beazley AC QC
  • Adam Casselden SC
  • Allan Myers AC QC
  • Alec Leopold SC
  • Alison Leslie
  • Alison Renwick
  • Dr Andrew Lu OAM
  • Anthony Crimmings
  • Ashurst
  • Charles Alexander
  • David Marr
  • Deb Camden
  • The Hon Elizabeth Evatt AC
  • Ezekiel Solomon AM
  • Prof Geoffrey Lancaster AM
  • The Hon George Palmer AM QC
  • The Greatorex Fund
  • Holding Redlich
  • Jacqueline McGrath
  • Jason Craig
  • Jo Renkin
  • The Hon Justice Francois Kunc SC
  • The Hon Margaret White AO & Dr Michael White OAM QC
  • Landers & Rogers
  • Margaret Waller
  • Marion Heathcote
  • Mark Dempsey SC & Jodi Steele SC
  • Martin Place Chambers
  • Nathan Hepple & Sarah Tempest
  • Navid Bahadori
  • Noel Hutley SC
  • Patrick Corrigan AM
  • Richard Potter SC
  • Ruth Ritchie
  • Wendy Brooks