Senior Solicitor Roxanne Lorenz, has just returned from a whirlwind trip to South Australia.
Shortly after arriving in Adelaide, Roxanne delivered a workshop as part of JamFactory’s Associate Program. The program creates professional development opportunities for artists and makers to help them build thriving arts careers. Roxanne spoke about issues such as trade marks, design law and registration, contracts, business structures and tax/superannuation.
The following day, Roxanne presented a workshop to a group of independent artists and other arts workers about issues affecting their practice. This session was run in partnership with Guildhouse and touched on issues including copyright, moral rights, licensing and Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property.
The next stop was Ceduna, a regional coastal town of South Australia which is a 90-minute flight (or over 8 hour drive!) from Adelaide to present at the Ku Arts annual ‘Strong Arts Symposium’ The symposium aims to bring together Aboriginal artists and art centres around South Australia together to share ideas, connect and develop their skills. Roxanne participated as a panelist in two discussions, talking about various legal issues for artists and Arts Law’s Wills Project. She also met with individual artists for a series of one-on-one legal advice clinics to talk about artists’ legal issues and answer their questions about how the law affects their practice.
If that wasn’t enough, Roxanne also found the time to meet with the Mobile Language Team at the University of Adelaide to discuss the work Arts Law has been doing with language centres around the country. We have partnered with First Languages Australia to provide legal support to language centres around the country and developed a suite of resources specifically for their needs.
This is our first trip to South Australia since the snap lockdowns of 2021 and we were so excited to be back. Watch this space, we are already busy planning for the next trip.