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Since we are well into the 2021, I feel some optimism that there is a sense that the economy and life in general is improving.


For the last few years Lowensteins has been collating figures to show how the economic conditions have affected artists’ incomes over the years.


For people in the music industry, remember Support Act offers financial assistance and mental health support.


Following on from many years ago when there was an upsurge in audit activity around travel, the ATO have now released the new version of their ruling on transport (TR 2021/1).


When Daniel Crooks was a film student at VCA in the 1990s, he filled his bedroom with old TVs. The local Northcote tip sold obsolete sets for a dollar and he’d take them home and play around with their capabilities.


Recent exhibitions and launches from January 2021


To all our Victorian clients and friends who faced a  great deal of business upheaval with the 3rd (albeit shortened ) lockdown, we are notifying you of the long awaited assistance package.


As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the arts industry, the Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts is holding an inquiry into Australia’s creative and cultural industries and institutions.


We were all deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Geoff Dyer, one of Tasmania’s most important and celebrated contemporary artists.


The feature documentary about the bohemian artist, Rosaleen Norton, had its world Premiere in Paris in September 2020 at L’Etrange Festival to a sold-out cinema and rave reviews.


During the pandemic, a range of initiatives both formal and informal have been established and/or extended and promoted to support artists and allied workers’ mental health.


We’re discussing the study of humans, their ancestors and the other species to which we’re related. This subject and the fragile environments humans have created for so many species, is at the core of Roet’s practice, which includes works on paper, large-scale installations, sculpture and jewellery.


THE GENDER PAY GAP AMONG AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS: Australian women (artists) continue to earn less than their male counterparts.


Following on from the success of the JobSeeker, JobKeeper, we have yet another scheme that was introduced last month as part of the 2020/2021 budget – JobMaker.


Miles Franklin winner Sofie Laguna’s new book Infinite Splendours was published in October 2020 by Allen and Unwin.


We were delighted to hear that our good friends and clients - Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy of Dinosaur Designs - took out the prestigious Australian Fashion Laureate award for 2020.


Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now is part of a series by the National Gallery of Australia to increase the representation of all women in its artistic program, collection development and organisational structures.


To ease financial hardship faced by tenants and landlords as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Victorian Government introduced the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme (the Scheme).


“For me, hope is ultimately the message and meaning of Christmas. Hope is born into this world every day. We have only to grasp it, commit to it, cherish it and renew it. Sounds like a lot to do? Well... that is what music is for. That is why we sing.”


While the changes in restrictions haven’t allowed us to return to the office just yet, we wanted to reach out to all of you who can return to your jobs or reopen your businesses and wish you the best and let you know that we are there supporting you.


On Tuesday 6  October 2020  Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg , handed down the first Covid-19 budget   Federal Budget, his second budget.


For many years the budget has been handed down in May which has allowed time for the Government to introduce legislation that commenced on the 1 July of that year.


The temporary shortcut method for calculating home office expenses has now been extended to 31 December 2020, after it was due to expire at the end of September.


Sleeping in a walk-in wardrobe might not be everyone’s idea of the Hollywood dream but for Rhys Mitchell, a bit of deprivation on the road to success is par for the course.