The Fine Print

A professional development seminar for artists about best practice in contracts, and negotiating your rights, in partnership with Arts Law Centre of Australia.

The Fine Print is a seminar and discussion with NAVA, the Arts Law Centre of Australia and professional artists to discuss best practice for contracts in the arts, your rights and responsibilities and key considerations.

Suzanne Derry from Arts Law will explain best practice in contractual agreements. Esther Anatolitis will discuss the NAVA Code of Practice and best practice in the arts, and key artists will offer insight into their experience, and practical advice from artists Kelly Doley and Shahmen Suku.

This is a professional development opportunity to gain expert advice and information, and time for discussion and Q&A.

Event information

6 – 8pm

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Seminar Room

Level 2, The Gunnery

43-51 Cowper Wharf Road

Woolloomooloo NSW


$8 (NAVA members) / $12 (non-members)

includes free access to Arts Law's artist - gallery contract checklist

Shahmen Suku

Shahmen's Headshot

Shahmen Suku was born in 1987 in Singapore and arrived in Australia in 2009. He is a performance artist based in Sydney who explores ideas of racial and cultural identity, gender roles, the home and the kitchen, food and storytelling.

Growing up in a modern matriarchal Indian family in Singapore, Shahmen processes his sense of displacement from home as Radha La Bia, the Diva from India. Moving to Australia has given Shahmen multiple perspectives on migration, culture, race, colonisation and gender identity. Some of these issues cannot be discussed openly in Singapore or as himself, and finds expression in his alter ego.

Kelly Doley

Kelly Doley Head Shot

Kelly is a queer Australian artist, curator and arts worker of Scottish decent living and working on Gadigal land (Sydney). She works across government, cultural venues and the independent arts sector. Her practice explores feminist and queer ways of being, looking and working. She has been a founding member of artist collective Barbara Cleveland (with Diana Smith, Frances Barrett and Kate Blackmore)  since 2007. This collective practice extends into being an active member in her art community, initiating independent projects and events as part of her work.