As we love to champion the arts, I would like to let you know about one of our wonderful client’s successes. The children’s book author Libby Hathorn and her recent news in children’s literature.
Musician William Barton, author Arnold Zable and visual artist Vivienne Binns OAM are among the eight recipients of the 2021 Australia Council Awards.
'Veteran theatre critic, patron,founder and publisher of Currency Press Katharine Brisbane AM delivers a landmark Platform Paper that defines the major challenges faced by artists in Australia this century. As the sector emerges from the COVID-19 crisis she takes an overview of the 62 Papers published by Currency House since 2004.'
‘In the centenary year of the Archibald, a portrait by Peter Wegner of 100-year-old artist Guy Warren (himself an Archibald winner in 1985) took out the prize’. Portraits by Pat Hoffie and Jude Rae were highly commended.
For people in the music industry, remember Support Act offers financial assistance and mental health support.
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.
THE GENDER PAY GAP AMONG AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS: Australian women (artists) continue to earn less than their male counterparts.
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.
In September the Australia Council published updated Protocols for using First Nations Cultural and Intellectual Property in the Arts. The protocols address key legal, ethical and moral considerations for the use of Indigenous cultural material in the arts.