Arts Law helps all sorts of artists at every stage of their careers. Here, artist Alexia Sinclair, writer Robert Drewe and The Lovely Days give an insight into the importance of knowing your rights and getting all the legal stuff sorted.
Arts Law and NAVA held a seminar in 2013 on the impact of the Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) on artists who deliver works on consignment to a commercial gallery or on loan for an exhibition. You can watch this two part seminar with Q&A at the end.
Hear Arts Law client Alexia Sinclair discuss her experience with contracts and her recommendations for visual artists in the industry.
Let the Indulkana Tigers (as painted by Vincent Namatjira) teach you about contracts, why it's good to have one and how they help you.
Do you know how copyright works? And what it means for your art? Watch this animation and learn all about it!
Deputy Director of Arts Law Delwyn Everard discusses wills and how important a will is for Indigenous artists in managing how their art and property will be distributed after passing away.
Learn about ICIP in Arrernte
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Learn about ICIP in Warlpiri
Learn about ICIP in West Kriol
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Sasha Titchkosky is a director of Koskela, an Australian homewares and lifestyle company. She discusses the processes involved in establishing a collaborative project with Galiwin'ku artists from Elcho Island Arts to create unique lightfittings. Their collaboration is called Yuta Badayala (In a New Light).
Artist Mandy Davis talks about her experience of copyright and moral rights infringement in her work.
Trisha Adjei, Indigenous Communications Coordinator from the Copyright Agency, discusses information relating to the Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Act (2009) that was introduced in 2010 including what this new law means for Indigenous artists' and the art trade.
Writing a will as an artist is very important. Watch this short animated video on how having a will protects your art and protects who will benefit from your art in years to come.
Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO, discusses what the World Intellectual Property Organisation is doing within the context of Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property. Les Malezer, Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action, Australia and Marisella Ouma, Executive Director, Kenya Copyright Board also talk about the importance of the worldwide protection of Indigenous traditional knowledge and cultural expressions. WIPO is working to address these issues for all Indigenous artists.
Curtis Taylor and Monique La Fontaine from FORM's Canning Stock Route Project talk about the development of the collection, which forms the basis of the exhibition Yiwarra Kuju: the Canning Stock Route, which includes around 130 artworks, involving 110 Aboriginal artists and contributors from 10 art and culture centres across 17 remote communities in the Goldfields, Midwest, Pilbara and Kimberley. The collection was acquired by the National Museum of Australia in December 2008. These videos discuss a number of legal issues involved with this project including ICIP, Moral Rights, Copyright and Licensing. Click here to read a written case study about this project.