Outreach to Erub Arts on Darnley Island

As part of our AITB outreach program, Donna Robinson of Arts Law travelled to Erub Arts on Darnley Island in the far north of the Torres Strait in early March 2022. We were accompanied by Berkeley Cox, partner, and Donella Mills, lawyer, from King & Wood Mallesons and art curator, Sarah Cox. It is a … Continued

SUBMISSION: Copyright Access Reform

On 25 February 2022, Arts Law made a submission to the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Communications on the exposure draft of the Copyright Amendment (Access Reform) Bill 2021 and corresponding discussion paper. The proposed reforms were about: Limitations on remedies for use of orphan works. A new fair dealing exception for non-commercial quotation. … Continued

Welcome Marie Foyle

This month, Arts Law is proud to welcome Marie Foyle to the team as our new Principal Solicitor. Marie will oversee Arts Law’s legal advice service including the provision of legal advice to individual artists and arts organisations with arts related legal problems. This includes overseeing the Artists in the Black service for Aboriginal & … Continued

Pitfalls and Prizes for video artists

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, artists of all stripes have lost income and opportunities to share their work with the public. For many artists, this has led them to enter prizes and competitions, many of which have continued in an altered form during the pandemic in Australia. The Archibald Prize, for example, saw … Continued

Farewell John Waight

Arts Law | Artists in the Black is sad to announce that John Waight, Artists in the Black Coordinator, is leaving this role after more than two years. John is joining the National Art School (NAS), where he will serve in a newly created position, Head of First Peoples Programs.   Since he began at … Continued

Philanthropic support for Artists in the Black

Artists in the Black and Arts Law have recently received a number of generous philanthropic grants from The Lionel & Yvonne Spencer Trust, Impact100 WA, The Thyne Reid Foundation, The Annie/Danks Trust and The Besen Foundation. This funding will help expand the reach of Artists in the Black and allow us to conduct more outreach … Continued

Arts Law 2021 Art Auction in Review

As our major yearly fundraising event Arts Law held our first ever online art auction this October. We set an ambitious goal to raise $100,000 for artists and for Arts Law. After some nail-biting last minute bids, when the auction finally closed, we had surpassed our goal with a grand total of $118,943. This makes … Continued

Darwin Art Fair Foundation in collaboration with Arts Law

Arts Law is collaborating with the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) on the development of various resources for Indigenous artists, art centres and arts organisations for use when engaging, or considering engaging, with a designer or fashion house in developing an artist’s images on textiles and fashion items. IP Australia is also a key partner … Continued

Cyber Security Awareness

October is Cyber Security Awareness month. A good time to be reminded of our cyber security needs, especially as we’re all receiving more and more fake emails and texts to track deliveries, take up marketing offers and what not.  Cyber scams such as ransomware are on the rise with hackers gaining control of your data … Continued