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August 2017

Art Wires - September

NAVA's September 2017 Art Wires - Art Fairs is out now. View online here.

Wired In: September 2017

Find out who's coming and going in the arts in September 2017

Q&A Future Contemporary

We chat to participating Future Contemporary galleries showing at the upcoming Sydney Contemporary 7-10 September 2017 at Carriageworks.

Q&A with Dick Quan

Dr Dick Quan is a highly respected collector of Australian and international art. We caught up with him to find out what he enjoys about art fairs.

11th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

DAAF was held 11-13 August and showcased the work of over 50 art centres from across Australia. Executive Director, Claire Summers, shares the highlights of this year’s fair.

On Craft Cubed

Craft Cubed Festival is an annual celebration of the handmade and the biggest coming together of the craft and design sectors of its kind in Australia.

20th Anniversary Windmill Trust Exhibition

14 September to 22 October 2017 at the Maurice Chick Family & MacLeod-Miller Adamshurst Gallery, MAMA.

July 2017

Art Wires - August 2017

NAVA's August 2017 Art Wires - Awards and Prizes is out now. View online here.

Taxing Prize Money

One of NAVA's goals is getting it legislated that prize money to professional artists be tax exempt. We discuss the issue with a number of award winning artists and arts accountants.

Art Prizes in Australia

Artist Michael Zavros discusses the importance of art prizes and the impact that they can have on an artists' career.

Q&A with Roberta Rich

Roberta Rich is one of the four 2017 recipients of The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists. Drawing on her diasporic African identity, Rich’s multidisciplinary practice probes into the notion of ‘authentic identity’ and problematises the way it has been constructed and represented in contemporary socio-political and cultural context.

Wired In: August 2017

Find out who's coming and going in the arts in August 2017.

Collaborative duo win the 2017 Windmill Trust Scholarship for NSW Regional Artists

The Windmill Trust together with the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) are pleased to announce that Rachel Peachey and Paul Mosig are this year’s recipients of the 20th annual Windmill Trust Scholarship for NSW Regional Artists which was doubled this year to $10,000.

DGR Reforms - Hands Off Advocacy

Proposed reforms outline a new streamlined application process for organisations, but threaten to silence advocacy and campaign work.

June 2017

Art Wires - July 2017

NAVA's July 2017 Art Wires - Fair Pay for Artists Update is out now. View online here.

What You Have Been Saying About Artists’ Fees

Tamara Winikoff reports on the outcomes of a series of consultation roundtables NAVA has been hosting this year on its Fair Pay for Artists campaign.

Practical Politics

Cherie McNair, Director & CEO Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) asks what would it take to make paying artists a reality?

The Grey Areas

NAVA consulted with a number of lawyers and superannuation experts to resolve the grey areas of when superannuation contributions should be paid for artists working in galleries or other arts organisations in various capacities.

Q&A with Wendy Whiteley

A preview of our upcoming NAVA in conversation podcast with Wendy Whiteley.

Wired In: July 2017

Find out who's coming and going in the arts in July 2017.

NAVA Queensland Artists' Survey

Calling all Queensland artists, complete our artist survey.

NAVA welcomes copyright amendment

US fair use system not so fair

Support NAVA the voice of artists

May 2017

Art Wires - June 2017

NAVA's June 2017 Issue of Art Wires farewells Tamara Winikoff. View online here.

Q&A with Tamara Winikoff

We chat to Tamara Winikoff about the highs and lows and the changes she's witnessed over her years at NAVA.

Responses to Tamara's resignation

Following on from Tamara Winikoff's announcement of her resignation as Executive Director of NAVA, we share some of the messages from the sector celebrating her achievements and contributions to the visual arts sector.

NAVA's Key Achievements 1995-2017

Read below some of NAVA's key achievements 1995-2017.

From the archives

In September 1995, Tamara Winikoff introduced herself as NAVA's new Executive Director.

Wired In: June 2017

Find out who's coming and going in the arts in June 2017.

Wiradjuri artist joins the board of NAVA

Wiradjuri artist, Amala Groom, has been elected unopposed as the first Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts Representative Director on the board of the NAVA.

The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship Recipients 2017

Media Release - Four emerging artists receive travel scholarships of $5,000.

Change of Leadership for NAVA

After twenty-two years, Tamara Winikoff OAM has announced her resignation as Executive Director of NAVA, the peak national body protecting and promoting the Australian visual arts sector.

April 2017

Art Wires - May 2017

NAVA's May 2017 Issue of Art Wires is on Industrial Relations. View online here.

The Power of the Collective

NAVA's Deputy Director, Brianna Munting discusses industrial relations in the visual arts.

From the archives

For this month’s edition of Art Wires, we dug into NAVA’s archives on the issue of industrial representation for visual artists.

Q&A with the Countess Team

We caught up with the Countess Team to discuss the impact their research has had on the contemporary Australian visual arts sector over the past 9 years.

Galleries commit to paying artists fees

We all know how hard it is for artists to earn income and accrue superannuation from their practice, so when organisations make a commitment to pay artists, we celebrate them.

Wired In: May 2017

Find out who's coming and going in the arts in May 2017.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice of NAVA's Annual General Meeting, 10-11am Friday 26 May 2017.

March 2017

Art Wires - April 2017

NAVA's April 2017 Issue of Art Wires is on Queensland. View online here.

To Fee or Not to Fee

Tamara Winikoff reports from the recent Brisbane Fair Pay for Artists consultation roundtable in the next phase of NAVA's campaign.

Q&A with Judy Watson

We chat with NAVA Member and renowned Brisbane-based artist Judy Watson.

RAYGUN Projects

We chat to RAYGUN Projects, a non-profit artist run initiative owned and co-directed by artists Alexandra Lawson and Tarn McLean in the CBD of Toowoomba, southern Queensland.

Wired In: April 2017

Find out the latest of who's coming and going in the arts.

Call for NAVA Board Nominations - ATSI

NAVA is calling for nominees for a Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts Representative Director.

ArtsPeak welcomes return of money to Australia Council

Media Release

Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting

Notice is given that an Extraordinary General Meeting of NAVA will be held via teleconference on 27 March 2017 at 2pm (AEST).

February 2017

Art Wires - February 2017

NAVA's February 2017 Issue of Art Wires looks at the launch of the small to medium report. View online here.

The economics of art

NAVA S2M report launched today

No More With Less

Media Release

S2M Case Study - Fontanelle

Wired In: February 2017

Find out who's coming and going in the arts in February 2017.

S2M Case Study - Design Tasmania

January 2017

Art Wires - January 2017

NAVA's January 2017 Issue of Art Wires looks at fair pay for artists. View online here.

$5 million for Artists

NAVA's latest advocacy campaign calling for a new $5million government allocation for artist fees.

For the Public Good

Q&A with a-n The Artists Information Company

We spoke to Jeanie Scott, Executive Director of UK-based organisation a-n about their Paying Artists campaign for UK artists and their thoughts on artist fee models in Sweden and elsewhere.

Fair Pay for Artists

NAVA Media Release

Wired In: January 2017

Find out who's coming and going in the arts in January 2017.

Eyeline Offer

The Greens Arts Policy

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young on the value of artists and the programs that would support artists' incomes and help to foster their careers.

December 2016

Copyright in Danger of Going Seriously Wrong

Media Release

ArtsPeak welcomes creation of a new national arts voice

Media Release

Art Wires - December 2016

NAVA's December 2016 Issue of Art Wires looks at summer opportunities. View online here.

Support local makers this Christmas

Where to find gifts and support local makers and emerging artists this Christmas?

Wired In: December 2016

Find out who's coming and going in the arts in December 2016.

Navigating the Summer

Jess Day selects the best of exhibitions around the country this summer.

Ding Dong Merrily on High

On the current state of the arts in Australia and the takeaways for 2017.

Q&A with Michelle Nikou

We had a chat to one of the NAVA Visual Arts Fellowship recipients - Michelle Nikou.

Season's Greetings from NAVA

To all our wonderful members, donors and friends, board & committee members, patrons, partners, volunteers & colleagues we thank you for your solid support particularly through the last six months.

See art this summer with NAVA

Find out one of the benefits of being a NAVA Member.

ArtsPeak’s Response to the National Opera Review

Media Release

Senate Backs VET Training Support for Arts

Media Release

November 2016

Playing Off the Field

Art Wires - November 2016

NAVA's November 2016 Issue of Art Wires looks at regional Australian art practice. View online here.

NAVA highlights

Find out what NAVA has been doing this last quarter including campaign work, events, forums and more.

Q&A with regional artists

Sticky Culture

Risk in the Regional Context

ARTLANDS Dubbo

Wired In: November 2016

Find out who's coming and going in the arts in November 2016.

October 2016

VET FEE-HELP essential for professional arts training

Media Release

Townsville City Council De-professionalises Its Galleries

Media Release

Art Wires - October 2016

NAVA's October 2016 Issue of Art Wires looks at curating. View online here.

Curating Power

Tamara Winikoff on the important role of the curator in leading the critical conversations and debates of our times.

Infrastructural Activism

Art theorist and historian Professor Terry Smith on the role of the activist curator.

Q&A with Djon Mundine

We interviewed curator, writer, artist and activist Djon Mundine.

Wired In: October 2016

Find out who's coming and going in the arts in October 2016.

2016 Sainsbury Sculpture Grant awardees announced

Media Release

On the Prospect of Restoration of Arts Funding

Media Release

September 2016

Art Wires - September 2016

NAVA's September 2016 Issue of Art Wires looks at freedom of expression. View online here.

Tenuous Freedoms

If you’re under the illusion that we have freedom of expression in Australia, think again. Gender, race and politics are a volatile mix. For this issue of Art Wires, NAVA asked for the observations of several artists whose work could be considered controversial.

The Public Body .01

THE PUBLIC BODY .01 currently showing at Artspace, explores contemporary representations of the the naked and/or sexualised body.
Co-curator Talia Linz discusses the assessment of risk in context of this exhibition.

Shitstorm

On the theme of censorship, NAVA asked Scot Cotterell (artist) and John Vella (curator of the ‘Brainstorm’ exhibition for Dark Mofo in Tasmania) to reflect on their experience when Scot’s artwork ‘Shitstorm’ elicited strong reactions from the students and staff of the Tasmanian College of the Arts in Hobart.

Q&A with Michael Agzarian

We interview the graphic designer behind the recent political poster series of Turnbull, Abbott, Hockey, Bishop and Brandis.

Wired In: September 2016

Find out who's coming and going in the arts in September 2016.

The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists 2016

Media Release

Shoufay Derz wins the 2016 Carstairs Residency Prize

NAVA and the Bundanon Trust are pleased to announce that Shoufay Derz is this year’s recipient of the Carstairs Residency Prize.

NAVA Membership - Spring offer

Happy first day of spring! Thanks to our media partner, Artlink Magazine we have copies of their September issue ‘Art Land' to giveaway to the first 56 new/renewing NAVA Premium Members taking up a one year membership.