“Even small amounts of funding generated from the acknowledgement of artist’s rights through copyright and resale royalties are important and help support artists who usually have very low incomes and, for many Indigenous artists, live in parlous health and housing conditions in remote communities.
My first resale royalty was a healthy sum of money and it seemed morally appropriate to me, that as it was a work which had graced a large company’s boardroom for quite a long time and was passing to another collection, I should know of that transfer of ownership and also receive recompense. I am pleased to know my children will similarly receive those royalties from resale of my work, after I die.”


© Mandy Martin