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The Arts Law Podcast

*NEW * Online Galleries and Stores

In this podcast Arts Law Centre of Australia lawyer Donna Robinson speaks to Chrischona Schmidt, manager of Ikunji Artists and Jane Supit, Director of the Sydney office of the Australian Government Solicitor, about selling artworks online.  We talk about the things to look out for when moving away from solely exhibiting physical works in an art centre or gallery setting.  There are pointers on what to be careful about and keep an eye on when setting up on online gallery or store, or when entering into an arrangement with an online gallery.  This podcast has some very practical ideas for artists and art centres moving into the online setting and covers things you mightn’t think of like insurance for e-commerce, ensuring a secure payment system, transit and artworks that are part of a deceased estate

*NEW * Licensing for Fashion and Textiles

This podcast is the second of a two part series about licensing artworks. If you haven’t already go back and listen to Licence Your Art Works and Keep Your Copyright to learn all about the general issues involved in licensing. In this podcast we talk about licensing specifically for Indigenous fashion projects and merchandise. We cover collaborations and the things you need to think about when licensing artworks for use in textiles and for fashion.

Donna Robinson, a lawyer with Arts Law, speaks with Dave Giles Kaye from Indigenous Fashion Projects at Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation.

Employment and The Arts

This podcast is about employment rights for people in the arts and entertainment sector.  In this podcast we talk about what it means to be an employee, as opposed to being contracted or commissioned.  What are the basic rights of an employee which can be quite different from contractors.  We also look at termination of employment and superannuation.  

Donna Robinson, a lawyer with Arts Law, speaks with Edmund Burke a partner in the law firm Holding Redlich and a specialist in employment law.

Lock the Doors and Check the Windows

The reliance on digital communications and technology for management of our information and data means that we need to make sure all our information, and that of other people who communicate with us, is secure and safe from external access. This very informative podcast is an interview with Jane Supit, a lawyer with the Australian Government Solicitor, sets out the issues people need to keep in mind and offers suggestions for managing your data and tips to increase your cyber-security.

Donna Robinson, a lawyer with Arts Law, speaks with Jane Supit a senior executor lawyer with the Australian Government Solicitor. 

This podcast is part of a series produced by Arts Law in partnership with Desart, the peak body for Central Australian Aboriginal Art Centres, around legal topics that commonly face Indigenous Art Centres.  This is the first podcast in the series and is on copyright and moral rights and contains an interview between Arts Law lawyers, Suzanne Derry and Donna Robinson.  

Online works

This podcast is on some of the legal issues and things to consider with the increasing promotion of artworks online, whether on the art centre or gallery’s website or on social media.  We talk to art centre managers, Annieka Skinner of Tjanpi Desert Weavers and Iris Bender of Iltja Ntjarra about their experiences in the digital space in 2020 and Suzanne Derry responds on topics raised by Donna Robinson about the legal issues to consider.

Consignments

There are two podcasts on the legal issues associated with consigning art works to a gallery and increasing the protection of the consigned works by having a written contract and registering the consignment on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR).  In these podcasts we hear of the experiences of two art centre managers, Annieka Skinner of Tjanpi Desert Weavers and Iris Bender of Iltja Ntjarra as they set up the necessary documents and processes. We also interview Stephen Dodds, a lawyer from the law firm Dentons, who explains what’s involved in registration on the PPSR and the ramifications of registering and not registering.  Dentons are assisting Arts Law clients on a pro bono basis in registering their consignments on the PPSR. 

Consignments and PPSR

This is the second of two podcasts on the legal issues associated with consigning art works to a gallery and increasing the protection of the consigned works by having a written contract and registering the consignment on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR).  In these podcasts we hear of the experiences of two art centre managers, Annieka Skinner of Tjanpi Desert Weavers and Iris Bender of Iltja Ntjarra as they set up the necessary documents and processes. We also interview Stephen Dodds, a lawyer from the law firm Dentons, who explains what’s involved in registration on the PPSR and the ramifications of registering and not registering.  Dentons are assisting Arts Law clients on a pro bono basis in registering their consignments on the PPSR. 

Licence Your Art Works and Keep Your Copyright

This podcast is the first of two parts on licensing artworks in which Arts Law lawyers, Donna Robinson and Suzanne Derry, talk about the legal issues to think about and watch out for when an artist is considering licensing an image of their artwork.  Indigenous artists are increasing giving permission (a licence) to another person or organisation to use their image, often on things like merchandise, textiles, fashion, homewares or publications.  If the licence is organised well the artist retains the title in the artwork, which they can sell, as well as continuing to own the copyright in the artwork, which are both separate.

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