Fundraising Wrap-Up 2019

We are so grateful for our generous supporters and partners who help us to empower artists through the law. Arts Law hosted two fundraising events this year. In April, we held our annual Pro Bono Awards at Dentons to recognise the outstanding contribution of the volunteer lawyers and professionals on our pro bono panel. In … Continued

Art Sale to support Arts Law

This October Arts Law held our biennial Art Sale Fundraising event. We presented an exclusive selection of incredible artworks from across Australia. Arts Law sourced work from eighteen Indigenous Art Centres, The Australian Design Centre in Sydney and 70 different artists and makers! The catalogue featured works from prominent artists and art centres from around … Continued

Lawyers to join Independent Expert Panel for Screenrights’ Competing Claim Resolution Procedures

As part of its Competing Claim Resolution Procedures, from time-to-time Screenrights requires the engagement of an independent expert to make determinations in relation to competing claims over royalties by its members. Screenrights has requested that an independent organisation put together a panel of experts which can assist with these matters that will include lawyers with … Continued

Arts Law hits the slopes for LAWSKI 2019

Every year around August you will catch 300 young lawyers take over the slopes at Thredbo as part of LAWSKI, an annual three day skiing and social event for lawyers. This year Arts Law was delighted to be selected as the LAWSKI 2019 charity partner.   A range of items were auctioned at the Tyrrell’s Black … Continued

Outreach in the Far North

Arts Law senior solicitor, Donna Robinson, accompanied by lawyer Courtney Daunt from Hall & Wilcox travelled to Aurukun on the Gulf of Carpentaria and to Yarrabah, near Cairns during the week beginning 29 July 2019. Courtney was assisting Arts Law as part of Hall & Wilcox’s pro-bono program. The journey involved flying from our home bases in Sydney and Brisbane and then an early morning flight from Cairns to Aurukun and a flight back to Cairns the following afternoon.

Arts Law at Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2019

This month Arts Law travelled to Darwin for the 13th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF). On display this year, were the artworks of more than 70 different Indigenous Art Centres from all around Australia. Amongst all this incredible art, was an Arts Law stall, where we handed out information about artists’ legal rights and spoke with a number of interesting artists, art consumers, art centre workers, and tourists. Special thanks to Andrew Leslie who volunteered his time over the weekend.