Event: Voice of the Artist: Age of the Image @ AGNSW


Art Almanac, on behalf of Copyright Agency|Viscopy, would like to offer its readers a chance to win two double passes (valued at $54.00 per ticket) to the half-day event on June 10 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Simply send us an email: info@art-almanac.com.au with the subject line: Voice of the Artist Competition, with your name and contact number. Winners will be notified via email.

Tickets can also be purchased through Moshtix. Art Almanac readers can enter the promotional code ‘Vibrancy’ at the ticket page for a special discount, reducing each ticket price to $24+booking fee. This special offer will end May 27.*

Voice of the Artist

Image use in traditional, digital and social platforms is now a pervasive part of every interaction in contemporary society.

The Copyright Agency | Viscopy has undertaken a three-part project, Voice of the Artist, to explore and discover more about the extent to which visual artists have been impacted by the online environment.

Copyright Agency|Viscopy has partnered with Vivid Sydney to present a half day event as part of the Vivid Ideas program.

Voice of the Artist: Age of the Image is a forum which begs the question, ‘how do we value the image and create opportunities for creators, users and consumers?’ With international and national industry professionals and academics sharing how they’ve responded to these challenges, this forum highlights the importance of the image in contemporary society, its role in business and how the respectful use of images can help build a stronger economic future for the Australian creative industries. The forum also explores the extent to which visual artists use, understand and value copyright for the protection of their works online.

The first phase involved surveying more than 1,000 visual artists across Australia and New Zealand to find out the extent of their understanding of copyright issues in Australia and their attitudes towards what they believe to be fair reproduction of their images. A Voice of the Artist publication, featuring articles developed out of the survey findings, will be launched at the event.

Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas. Now in its eighth year, the event is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency.

Event speakers: Owen Craven, Oliver Watts, Mikala Tai, Melissa de Zwart, Becky Sui Zhen Freeman and Christopher Hudson.

Topics + Speakers:

Introducton + Closing | Owen Craven, Curator with Urban Art Projects (UAP)

The Rise of the ‘Everyday Curator’ | Mikala Tai, Director of 4A Centre of Contemporary Asian Art
The traditional role and meaning of curating has shifted. In 2016, anyone with access to the internet can curate and become an ‘influencer’. This shift represents a significant challenge to the art world which is only just beginning to respond and harness the power of the ‘Everyday Curator’.

Blurry Scenes: The Invisibility of Art in Film and TV | Oliver Watts, Artist, Writer, Lecturer
From the Kardashians to interior design shows, so worried are producers of potential infringements that instead of going through the “hassle” of licensing, they blur or neglect to show artworks at all. Instead of protecting the cultural ecosystem, the laws, coupled with the reality of production constraints, are suppressing art altogether.

Digital Art in the Social Realm | Dr Melissa de Zwart, Professor, Deputy Director Of Research In Law And Ethics
Artists, creators and arts entrepreneurs are increasingly using social media as the platform to showcase their works, however this highly graphic platform creates particular risks for visual artists with the ease of reuse, misattribution and redistribution. We will look at examples of user practice, the relevant laws and possible responses.

Connecting with Audiences through Immersive Digital Experiences | Becky Sui Zen Freeman, Producer, Art Processors 
Becky Sui Zhen will unpack the way digital tools are designed to deepen the connection between digital and physical worlds through the immersive use of image, sound, location and context. She will use examples of recent projects that illustrate how Art Processors adapted to the ever-evolving digital landscape.

Navigating the Future of Arts Publishing | Christopher Hudson, Art Publisher Moma New York – Keynote Speaker
Managing image rights can be a labyrinth for artists, estates, writers, publishers, scholars and readers, but there are practical ways to navigate these to avoid legal pitfalls, better understand risks of using images that are sourced online, respect artists and strengthen relationships.

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Friday 10 June, 2016 from 8.30am-1pm



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