Image: Roxanne Lorenz presenting to students at the Art Gallery of NSW, 2019 Photograph: Emily Phipps, courtesy of Arts Law

Tuesday 24 May
5:30 – 8:00pm 

Pricing: $30 plus booking fees for Guildhouse financial members or $50 plus booking fees for non members.

Location: Wyatt Trust, 161 Frome Street, 5000

Presenter: Roxanne Lorenz, Senior Solicitor Arts Law Centre of Australia

INFORM: Brush with the Law, contracts, copyright and Intellectual Property  

Creating art often means creating copyright. Let us walk you through owning and using your copyright, as well as creating copyright with other people. We’ll talk about what happens if someone uses your copyright without your permission, and how to get permission if you’d like to use someone else’s work.

What is the difference between copyright and Intellectual Property and how do you own, maintain and potentially commercialise your Intellectual Property? This session will also look at contracting and will take you through what a contract is, and some of the key issues artists often deal with when negotiating arts contracts.

Presented by Roxanne Lorenz, Senior Solicitor, Arts Law Centre of Australia.

Advice Bank: Arts Law  

To coincide with INFORM, Arts Law will also be offering specialist Advice Bank sessions to Guildhouse financial members. Face to face sessions are available prior to INFORM on 24 May 2.30 – 4.30pm, with more available online. These FREE one-on-one sessions are suitable for practitioners who are seeking advice on specific legal matters relating to their practice or artistic business.
Find details on how to book your place here. 


Roxanne Lorenz is a solicitor at Arts Law where she advises artists and organisations on a range of legal areas; most commonly intellectual property (copyright, moral rights and trade marks), contracts, confidentiality, consumer, defamation and insurance laws. Roxanne understands the commercial realities for creators and creative organisations protecting their intellectual property. Prior to Arts Law, Roxanne worked at the Australia Council for the Arts (the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body), the Brisbane Festival (one of Australia’s leading international arts festivals) and Queensland Theatre Company (Australia’s third largest and Queensland’s flagship theatre company).