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.

HCP Digital Art Prize 2020

This is very much a topical competition in the current COVID- 19 environment. The competition is described as “a new national award for digital art, promoting contemporary visual art for screen, including video art, custom software, hypertext and art games”.

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

Archibald Prize 2020

Arts Law reached out to the Gallery to suggest ways their terms and conditions could be improved to make them as artist friendly as possible. We were really pleased with the Gallery’s response – it was enthusiastic about listening to our suggestions and its subsequently revised its terms and conditions, taking on board the most part of our suggestions.

Fake Art Harms Culture Campaign – Proposed legislation rejected by Parliament

By Lee Elsdon (Solicitor, Arts Law), Roxanne Lorenz (Solicitor, Arts Law) and Kelvin Yeung (Intern, University of Sydney Law School)  In 2016, Arts Law together with the Indigenous Art Code and the Copyright Agency launched the ‘Fake Art Harms Culture’ Campaign to raise awareness of the growing presence of inauthentic ‘Aboriginal style’ art and craft products and … 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

Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize 2020

Arts Law reviewed this art prize last year and gave it a 4 out of 5. At the time the competition organiser indicated that they were going to look at improving the terms for this year. We are pleased to see that the organiser has made some positive changes to the terms to make them more artist friendly.

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


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