Understanding Good Practice around Artists’ Copyright and IP

Artist and arts worker Sandra McMahon joins us for the second of three online sessions held in collaboration with Arts North West, to chat copyright and Intellectual Property, 5:30-6:30 PM AEDT online, Thursday 21 March 2024.

Illustration by Claudia Chinyere Akole © 2022

ID: A graphic illustration in shades of green of five hands reaching upwards surrounding symbols including a light bulb, thinking bubble, spanner and cog, lock, document and transgender symbol. The graphic lies against a pastel rainbow gradient background.

In this second installment of online talks hosted by NAVA and Arts North West, Regional NSW based artist and arts worker Sandra McMahon brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to the world of copyright and Intellectual Property (IP). Whether you are an artist or arts worker, understanding fundamental rights and responsibilities when it comes to Intellectual Property and copyright is critical to sustaining professional practice. Using the Code of Practice, Sandra will walk through basic parameters of copyright, the importance of copyright agreements as good practice, licensing work and more. 

Sandra McMahon lives and works in Regional NSW. Sandra has been working in the Visual Arts for over 35 years. Starting out her career as a Visual Arts teacher / lecturer at NSW TAFE for 8 years before moving into the gallery sector where she has worked across a range of positions at 3 Regional Galleries and 3 Commercial Galleries in NSW and ACT. Sandra holds a Diploma of Visual Arts (TAFE), a Graduate Diploma in Art History and Curating (ANU), and a Diploma of Management (UNEP). She also holds a Cert IV in Training Assessment and Education (TCC) and is a registered Art Valuer under the Australian Governments Cultural Gifts Program.

Date and Time

5:30-6:30 pm AEDT online

Free - Registration Required

About NAVA's Code of Practice

NAVA's Code sets out equitable, ethical and self-reflective standards for the Australian contemporary arts sector. The Code has been endorsed by the Australian Government as part of the National Cultural Policy.


Emma Pham
NSW Professional Development Coordinator

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

NAVA acknowledges and pays respects to the rightful custodians of the many First Nations Lands upon which this online event will be streamed and received. We recognise all Custodians of Country throughout all lands, waters and territories, and pay respect to First Nations communities' Ancestors and Elders. Sovereignty was never ceded.