Victory for Namatjira family!

Wonderful news from the team at Big hART:

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT: After 8 years of fighting for justice alongside the Namatjira family, we are absolutely thrilled to announce that the copyright has finally been returned to the Namatjira family. The Namatjira Legacy Trust has entered into a Deed with Legend Press which assigns the copyright in Albert’s works to the Namatjira Legacy Trust, the charitable foundation established to protect and preserve the interests of the Namatjira family and to benefit the Hermannsburg family. This historic resolution is thanks to the support of esteemed law firm Arnold Bloch Leibler who got behind the campaign pro bono, Legend Press and Dick Smith, who stepped forward to negotiate and also provided a donation of $250,000 donation to the Namatjira Legacy Trust. Our huge thanks to you all.

Big hART’s 8 year campaign for justice for the Namatjira family has been supported by many. We’d like to thank Iltja Ntjarra Art CentreBelvoir St Theatre for giving us our first public platform and the Queen for the important recognition she gave to the Namatjira family. We’d like to thank all the institutions, art galleries, partners and funders in Australia and overseas, the cinemas, the film festivals, the journalists who raised their voices in support and all our loyal supporters and community, without this support, the outcome today would not have been possible. #justice4namatjira

See more at;

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-14/albert-namatjira-copyright-returned-to-family/9050550

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/namatjira-landscapes-copyright-breakthrough-opens-way-for-wider-audience/news-story/48b0fade1c16de2b520f178f223a0cd8?nk=d8583337f7b118a483f3422eb8a506d6-1507969662

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