Artists should be aware that they might be required to have their works classified. Whether an artist has an obligation to have a particular work classified depends on a number of factors, including the medium of the work, its content and how it is being used. This Information sheet explains…
The Australian Constitution does not expressly protect the freedom of expression and there are also limitations that can inhibit creative freedom in some situations, including defamation, anti-vilification, classification and censorship laws and the treason and urging violence offences.
This information sheet outlines the legal issues artists or arts organisations should consider when planning to put films and photos online.
This sample Artist in Residence Agreement should be used where an artist/writer/craftsperson has been granted permission to use a studio or other type of residency accommodation, whether live-in or not, and often pursuant to a funding grant. The artist is primarily left to his/her own means and
This sample Artist/Gallery Agency Agreement can be used when an artist wishes to enter into a long term relationship with a gallery where the Gallery acts as an agent for the exhibition, sale or promotion of the Artist’s artwork. The Artist must determine the extent to which the
The classification of the film, 9 Songs was recently changed from an X to R18+ rating. Joanna Kamath argues that this is indicative of a trend to more liberal classification and a greater appreciation of divergent audience tastes.
The recent decision of the Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) and Board of Review to refuse classification to Larry Clark’s film Ken Park raises questions about classification guidelines in Australia and also broader issues regarding the rights of adults to chose to see what they want to
In March 2011 the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) undertook a review of the national classification scheme, the first review of Australia's censorship and classification laws since 1991. After a year's work including extensive public consultation, the ALRC submitted its final report Classification – Content Regulation and Convergent Media (Final…
A completely revised and updated third edition of Shane Simpson’s seminal book, The Visual Artist and the Law.