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Arts Law and Desart release new podcast series

Each year Arts Law and partner law firms visit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art centres across the country to deliver specialised legal advice and resources as part of its Artists in the Black program.  These trips take us to some of the most remote parts of Australia and often take planes, trains and automobiles … Continued

Artists in in the Black is gearing up for a big year in 2020.

The Artists in the Black (AITB) program for 2020 is starting to bolt ahead as the team have been busy laying down and finalising our itinerary for regional and rural engagement, outreach and service delivery. Our first outreach trip of the year is already underway with some of the team currently visiting Mornington Island in … Continued

Artists in the Black at Yabun 2020

This January 26 Artists in the Black, a service of Arts Law, hosted a stall at Yabun Festival along with our friends from Community Legal Centres NSW and the Australian Centre for Disability Law.

October Outreach: Hopevale and Yalanji

In late October senior solicitor, Donna Robinson, travelled to northern Queensland as part of Arts Law’s outreach to art centres in indigenous communities. Donna was accompanied by Guy Donovan of Holding Redlich who was attending as part of that firm’s pro bono program. They team spent two days at the Arts and Cultural Centre in … Continued

Arts Law Farewells Bibi Barba

Arts Law said goodbye to Artists in the Black Coordinator Bibi Barba last month when she left the organisation to focus on her art business. 

Bibi joined Arts Law in 2017 to take up the role of Artists in the Black coordinator and has been a valued member of the team and will be missed.

Arts Law & Artists in the Black go on Outreach

Arts Law CEO, Robyn Ayres, and King & Wood Mallesons pro bono lawyers, John Swinson and Karen Litherland travelled to remote Northern Territory earlier this month to visit three First Nations art centres.

Visiting the art centres of Jilamara and Munupi on Melville Island and Bula’bula Arts in Ramingining, Arnhem Land, Robyn, John and Karen worked with local artists and art centre managers to assist with contracts, draft wills and deliver education workshops.

Review: 2019 Northern Territory Literary Awards

This month, Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of the 2019 Northern Territory Literary Awards. This is an annual competition conducted by the Northern Territory Library (the “Library”), which consists of seven different awards.

The deadline for this competition is Monday 29 April 2019 and entries are open generally to residents of the Northern Territory (with the exception of the Library’s staff).

Arts Law to hold Fundraising Raffle, April 2019

Arts Law is holding a raffle to raise funds for Arts Law and Artists in the Black’s services within the arts community.

With stunning works from artists Danie Mellor, Bronwyn Bancroft and Trevor Richards, tickets for the raffle will be on sale from April 1st until April 30. The winners will be drawn at the Pro Bono Awards night, April 30 at the conclusion of the event at Dentons Law Firm in Sydney

First place artwork is ‘Symphony (requiem) 2016’ by Danie Mellor valued at $14,000, second place is artwork ‘Earth, Wind, Fire and Water’ by Bronwyn Bancroft valued at $1,800, and third place ‘Untitled 4 (saltshed series) by Trevor Richards valued at $900.

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