Feeling Balmy in Balgo

Whilst visiting Balgo, on the edge of the Tanami Desert south of Kununurra, on AITB outreach in November we spent some days at the Warlyirti art centre.

Celebrating Art in the Desart

Arts Law’s Acting CEO Katherine Giles and Director of AITB Legal Donna Robinson attended Desert Mob in Alice Springs from 7-9 September.

Standing Together for Stand-Alone Legislation

IP Australia have released the final report of the Scoping Study on Stand-Alone Legislation for Indigenous Knowledge; to which Arts Law, Copyright Agency and Indigenous Art Code wrote a submission late last year.

Catch You In Cairns!

Immersing yourself in different cultures provides extraordinary opportunities to see through new eyes and to hear with fresh ears, such as at CIAF!

Finding Utopia (and Town Camp)

Connecting with artists offline can often be vital in providing legal advice and education, particularly for those living remotely.

Where there’s a Will

It can be a difficult time when a loved one dies. There is a lot to think about, things that you may never have thought of before. When an artist dies any copyright they own in their work is part of their estate and will survive for 70 years. It’s important to know what will … Continued

MEDIA RELEASE: Revive National Cultural Policy Takes Steps to Stamp Out Fake Art

After the Productivity Commission’s 2022 report into inauthentic Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander art confirmed what we all already knew – that fake art harms culture – it is pleasing to see the Revive National Cultural Policy put ‘First Nations First’ and commit to developing legislation to end the harms caused by inauthentic artworks. As … Continued

Artists in the Black heads to the Centre

In June, Arts Law solicitors Donna Robinson and Roxanne Lorenz, together with Carmel Young, Acting Program Manager at Desart, travelled to the Ikunji Art Centre at Haasts Bluff, 250km west of Alice Springs.