This month Arts Law welcome Perth based solicitor Sarah Oldfield into the team on a 12 month secondment to Arts Law through HBA Legal.
Suzanne Derry, Jo-Anne Driessens and Rosalind Moffatt had the joy of working with amazing artists and organisations across southeast NSW.
This month, Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of the Hornsby Art Prize 2023 in Hornsby Shire Council, NSW.
It’s quite a week in Darwin for Arts Law, starting with the Country to Couture fashion parades on Tuesday and then volunteering our services.
The Arts Law Centre of Australia, the nation’s only community legal centre dedicated to providing legal advice and support to the arts community, today announced our esteemed CEO, Robyn Ayres, will be stepping down at the end of the year after two decades of exemplary service. The Hon. Justice John Sackar, President and Chair of … Continued
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
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
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
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
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