WA welcomes Sarah

This month Arts Law welcome Perth based solicitor Sarah Oldfield into the team on a 12 month secondment to Arts Law through HBA Legal.

Congratulations to our Pro Bono Award Winners!

Last year our clients benefited from 3999 hours of pro bono work. Each year we recognise extraordinary contributions of volunteer lawyers, firms and other professionals at our annual Pro Bono Awards event of the legal community to Arts Law and Australia’s artists. Pro Bono Award winners each receive a limited edition print Bushasb, from the … Continued

MEDIA RELEASE: Federal Report confirms that Fake Art Harms Culture but stops short of enforcing ban.

The Productivity Commission report into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts and Crafts, released today, confirms what we already know… fake art harms culture. Up to 75% Indigenous-style consumer products in the market are fake. The commission report has recommended a mandatory labelling scheme for inauthentic products. Labelling ‘fake art’ is not good enough. … Continued

Garth Tinsley shares his experience in the Kimberley

This month, Arts Law completed an outreach trip to the West Kimberley in Western Australia, visiting three art centres. Arts Law lawyers, Rob Bitmead and Roxanne Lorenz were accompanied by Garth Tinsley, special counsel at Lavan. We all arrived on Sunday afternoon in scenic Broome and were able to soak in some of the beautiful … Continued

Fake Art Harms Culture: our latest submission

Earlier this month, Arts Law, the Copyright Agency and the Indigenous Art Code submitted a second joint submission to the Productivity Commission’s study into the market for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and crafts as part of the Fake Art Harms Culture campaign. The joint submission, which is yet to be published, responds to … Continued

Arts Law on outreach in the Western Desert

From 26 September to 7 October 2022, Donna Robinson (Director, Artists in the Black Legal) and Jack Howard (Artists in the Black Paralegal) travelled to art centres in the Western and Great Victorian Deserts. Supported by and in partnership with Desart, Donna and Jack were accompanied by Lara Dykun, Strong Business Program Officer at Desart. … Continued