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Artist Kath Fries with her work.

Artist Kath Fries with her work, Bind, 2014.

Anthony Bennett with The Complete History of Religion, 2014

Anthony Bennett with The Complete History of Religion, 2014

Euphemia Bostock (centre) and friends.

Euphemia Bostock (centre) and friends.

Artist Christopher Horder with It's all fun and games till someone loses a galaxy. Images: Sharon Hickey

Artist Christopher Horder with It’s all fun and games till someone loses a galaxy. Images: Sharon Hickey

Artist Bronwyn Bancroft with Intrinisc, 2014

Artist Bronwyn Bancroft with Intrinsic, 2014

Blak Douglas with his work Trouble or Nothing, 2014

Blak Douglas with his work Trouble or Nothing, 2014

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Norma Ingram delivers the Welcome to Country

Norma Ingram delivers the Welcome to Country

Matthew Johnson with his Untitled, 2012

Matthew Johnson with his Untitled, 2012

Phil James with his work Untitled

Phil James with his work Untitled

Artist Euphemia "phemie" Bostock

Artist Euphemia “phemie” Bostock

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A message from Greens Senator Christine Milne in support of artists

The Australian Greens support the rights of artists to benefit from their creative work throughout their lifetime. Resale royalties enable artists to receive a percentage of the sale price whenever their artistic works are resold, up to 70 years after their death.

We have long worked in Parliament for our vibrant arts culture to grow. In 2009, when the resale scheme was moving through the Parliament, we moved amendments to fix its obvious flaws. They were voted down by Labor and the Coalition, but those problems still persist. We wanted then and still want now resale royalties to be payable on any resale of existing artwork and for this to apply no matter where in the world the sale occurred. We also wanted a clause that would properly recognise communal ownership where Aboriginal or Torres Strait artists want this ownership to be recognised.

We value the vital role artists play in our society, telling our many and varied stories, helping us to understand our world and challenging us to see it from a different perspective, or simply bringing us together as a community and entertaining us – in good times and bad. To make sure the visual arts have a vibrant future in Australia, we need to encourage innovation, support artists and make sure as many Australians as possible get to share the experience.

Senator Milne

Senator Milne

 

Resale Royalty debate in The Guardian Australia

Visual artists fear George Brandis will scrap resale royalties scheme

The scheme was set up mainly to help remote Indigenous artists, many of whom see their work rise in value after they have sold it.

Aboriginal artist Ken Shepherd poses with his painting titled

Aboriginal artist Ken Shepherd poses with his painting titled ‘Walpirtna’ at an exhibition at the Melbourne Museum. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/REUTERS

Visual artists fear that the federal government is preparing to scrap a royalties scheme that sees them paid a small commission whenever their work is resold.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/11/artists-fear-george-brandis-will-scrap-resale-royalties

RIGHTNOW more opening night images + don’t forget to sign the petition!

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Artist Kath Fries with her work.

Artist Kath Fries with her work, Bind, 2014.

Anthony Bennett with The Complete History of Religion, 2014

Anthony Bennett with The Complete History of Religion, 2014

Euphemia Bostock (centre) and friends.

Euphemia Bostock (centre) and friends.

Artist Christopher Horder with It's all fun and games till someone loses a galaxy. Images: Sharon Hickey

Artist Christopher Horder with It’s all fun and games till someone loses a galaxy. Images: Sharon Hickey

Artist Bronwyn Bancroft with Intrinisc, 2014

Artist Bronwyn Bancroft with Intrinsic, 2014

Blak Douglas with his work Trouble or Nothing, 2014

Blak Douglas with his work Trouble or Nothing, 2014

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Norma Ingram delivers the Welcome to Country

Norma Ingram delivers the Welcome to Country

Matthew Johnson with his Untitled, 2012

Matthew Johnson with his Untitled, 2012

Phil James with his work Untitled

Phil James with his work Untitled

Artist Euphemia "phemie" Bostock

Artist Euphemia “phemie” Bostock

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EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Adam Hill, Adam Norton , Alan Jones, Alec Baker, Anne Zahalka, Anthony  Bennett, Anthony Lister, Arone Meeks , Atipalku Intjalki , Betty Muffler, Bronwyn Bancroft, Bruce Parker, Bugai Whyoulter, Chris Horder, Craig Waddell , Dadda Samson, Dan Hollier, Danny Eastwood , David Frank, Derek Thompson , Dianne Robinson, Douglas Abbott, Gloria Pannka, Gria Shead, Helen Samson Dale, Hilary Wirri, Ivy Pareroultja, Jakayu Biljabu, Jake Soewardie , James Drinkwater, James Guppy, Jamie Eastwood , Jason Benjamin, Jason Wing, Jasper Knight, Jatarr Lily Long, Jennifer Whiskey, Jenny Fraser, John Aslanidis, John Wolseley, Juan Ford, Judith Samson Anya, Julian Meagher, Kath Fries, Kerry Anne Robinson, Kevin Wirri , Laura Jones, Lenie Namatjira, Luke Cornish, Luke Sciberras, Mabel Wakarta, Maisie King, Mandy Martin, Marie Abbott, Mark Rodda , Martine Emdur, Matthew Johnson, Melinda Harper, Mervyn Rubuntja, Michael Johnson, Ngunytjima Carroll , Nicholas Harding, Nora Nungabar, Nora Wompi, Nyarrie Morgan, Peter Alwast , Peter Mungkuri, Peter Taylor, Petrina Hicks, Phil James, Reg Mombassa, Remnim Alexander Tayco, Renita Stanley , Robert Boynes, Rosalind Tjanyari, Selma Coulthard , Tiger Yaltangki, Ungakini Tjangala , Whiskey Tjukangku and artists from the Tangentyere Artists, Tjala Arts and Maningrida Arts & Culture.