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Arts Law welcomes new President, Justice John Sackar

The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) is thrilled to announce our new President, the Honourable Justice John Sackar.

Justice Sackar joins us as a distinguished legal practitioner and a strong advocate for the Australian arts community and a keen collector of art and other objects. He is particularly passionate about protecting the moral and legal rights of artists and the special cultural integrity of Indigenous art. 

Arts Law & Artists in the Black on Outreach in WA

Arts Law’s Robyn Ayres and Donna Robinson were in Broome and Fitzroy Crossing this month to visit local First Nations art centres. They were joined by local Perth lawyer, Matt Clarke from Dentons. 

Arts Law CEO, Robyn Ayres gave us an inside look at what they achieved on their trip. 

Arts Law responds to arts policies announced by Labor and the Greens in lead up to Election.

The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) commends Labor and the Greens for pledging their support to the Australian arts sector but calls for stronger investment in the Australian literature and visual arts sectors, and legislative protection of Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property rights. The Coalition is sadly silent by comparison, although it has made similar commitments in the music sector to those made by Labor. 

Arts Law Farewells Bibi Barba

Arts Law said goodbye to Artists in the Black Coordinator Bibi Barba last month when she left the organisation to focus on her art business. 

Bibi joined Arts Law in 2017 to take up the role of Artists in the Black coordinator and has been a valued member of the team and will be missed.

Arts Law & Artists in the Black go on Outreach

Arts Law CEO, Robyn Ayres, and King & Wood Mallesons pro bono lawyers, John Swinson and Karen Litherland travelled to remote Northern Territory earlier this month to visit three First Nations art centres.

Visiting the art centres of Jilamara and Munupi on Melville Island and Bula’bula Arts in Ramingining, Arnhem Land, Robyn, John and Karen worked with local artists and art centre managers to assist with contracts, draft wills and deliver education workshops.

Arts Law receives donation from NSW Young Lawyers

On 25 March, Arts Law joined the NSW Young Lawyers (NSWYL) for morning tea and to accept the donation of $11,503.47.

The donation was raised through several different fundraising events facilitated by NSWYL during 2018.

Review: 2019 Northern Territory Literary Awards

This month, Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of the 2019 Northern Territory Literary Awards. This is an annual competition conducted by the Northern Territory Library (the “Library”), which consists of seven different awards.

The deadline for this competition is Monday 29 April 2019 and entries are open generally to residents of the Northern Territory (with the exception of the Library’s staff).

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