Public Domain Day – list of Australians entering in 2022

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When a work (of art, music, or literature) enters the public domain, it loses copyright protection, giving wider society the opportunity to use the content. In the case of Australia it is the life of the author +70 years that usually defines the moment when copyright protection expires. Some published work such as photographs and … Continue reading Public Domain Day – list of Australians entering in 2022

Mawson’s Antarctic Photographers 1911-1914

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My 30 min talk about the photographers on Mawson's Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914 is now on YouTube. Frank Hurley is probably the best-known photographer from the expedition but this talk introduces works by the other photographers on the expedition and looks at the large negative collections held by the State Library of NSW. Click to … Continue reading Mawson’s Antarctic Photographers 1911-1914

18,000 C19th Australian Artworks by over 2000 artists

Just released - a new interactive database for art historians. The Australian Art Exhibition Catalogue Index, 1847—1900 contains over 18,000 nineteenth century Australian Artworks by over 2000 artists compiled by volunteers over 10 years. over the last year or so I spent time tweaking and compiling data for this set which the amazing folks at … Continue reading 18,000 C19th Australian Artworks by over 2000 artists