Monday 9 September 2013

Art After Death: coming soon ...

From our friend and colleague Jani McCutcheon (Associate Professor in the Law School, University of Western Australia), comes news of this exciting event, which we are are happy to publicise.  We do hope that some kind soul who attends will be able to send Art & Artifice a report which we can publish on this weblog.

While this symposium is aimed at lawyers, we hope that plenty of artists will be there to express their views. 

Faculty of Law

Art After Death Symposium



  • Monday, 14 October 2013


  • 2.00pm-5.30pm



Registration closes Wednesday, 9 October 2013


Email:Jennifer Rhodes
Telephone: (08) 6488 2995


Pippin Drysdale, Boab (detail) 2006 A half day symposium exploring legal, financial and other issues affecting artists after death.
As an artist, your primary concern is developing your professional practise, in whatever guise that might take.  But, have you ever pondered what will happen to your work when you are no longer here?  Who will decide where your work can be shown, who can reproduce it and for what purposes can it be copied or used?
Like any other personal property, planning for your artwork, including who will own your work, administer your copyright and protect your reputation, after your death is an important but rarely discussed consideration.
Art After Death provides a unique opportunity to hear from prominent legal, accounting and arts professionals about the issues you may need to consider when planning for your will and estate.  You will also have the rare opportunity to ask questions and raise issues with the panel during the session.
Legal Professionals
If you are a practising legal professional, this is a fabulous opportunity to attend a unique CPD session covering aspects of intellectual property, estate planning law and ethical issues when dealing with artist estates.

Full attendance at the symposium entitles a practitioner to 3 CPD points.  1 point for each category: Legal Skills & Practice; Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Substantive Law/Legal Knowledge

Arranged and supported by The University of Western Australia Law School, The University of Western Australia Cultural Precinct and Artsource. The symposium will be led by Jani McCutcheon and a panel of industry experts, see brochure for details.

Public Talk

Following the symposium, participants are invited to attend a public talk by author Katrina Strickland in relation to her recent book, Affairs of the Art, which discusses how the reputations of some well know Australian artists have been managed by the galleries, agents, and other arts industry professionals entrusted with these significant Australian artist's estates. 
Time: 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA
register for the public talk

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