SUBMISSION: Senate Inquiry into the destruction of caves at Juukan Gorge

Arts Law is in the unique position of having consulted with and advised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Australia. Much of that advice has focused on ways of securing protection for Indigenous cultural heritage as expressed through Indigenous art, music and performance. On 23-24 May 2020, Rio Tinto destroyed two 46,000-year-old Aboriginal cultural … Continued

Arts Law and First Languages Australia join forces

Arts Law and First Languages Australia have joined forces to give Language Centres and programs access our Artist in The Black service through 2020 and 2021. First Languages Australia was founded in 2013 to support a future where Aboriginal language communities and Torres Strait Islander language communities have full command of their languages and can … Continued

Arts Law inspires the formation of French organisation le Barreau des Arts

In a time when the closing of borders seems to be an overused tool to curb the spread of the epidemic, our commitment to the arts community must remain consistent and persistent. The arts community has been particularly affected by the pandemic, we therefore must reaffirm that when it comes to strengthening value and respect for arts and culture, national borders become irrelevant, as the arts community spans the entire globe.

Reconciliation Week 2020

Reconciliation aspires to a fair and equal Australia. It requires the nation to pause, to think and to come together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. With that end in mind, reconciliation is a national – at times painful – transitioning process, the goal of which is to rectify the iniquity, remedy the injustice … Continued

Arts Law holds our first virtual AGM

For the very first time, Arts Law held our Annual General Meeting virtually, with our board and staff dialling in from all over the country.  There were no changes to the make-up of the board with several members re-elected for new terms and our newest members, Dr Emma Hicks and Dr Jared Thomas, officially elected … Continued

Know your Rights: Free Webinar Series

Arts Law is launching a suite of free webinars to support artists, creators and the arts community. Confused about the law and how it applies to your practice? This webinar series will help you know your rights. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions from our lawyer who can point you in the right direction. … Continued

John Leslie Art Prize

Well done to the Gallery for having a generous first prize and dealing fairly with copyright and moral rights

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

Arts Law in the APY Lands

Earlier this month Arts Law CEO, Robyn Ayres, travelled to the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY Lands) with King & Wood Mallesons partner Travis Toemoe, King & Wood Mallesons solicitor and current secondee to Arts Law Jessica Horn and Desart guide Jasper Coleman.

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


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