Artists need to register their work 1

by Adrian Flores

When consigning their work to a gallery, artists need to be registered with the Personal Property Securities Register. Photo: Warholian

Under the Personal Property Securities Act, which came into effect on January 30, 2012, and is administered under the Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia, art works consigned to a gallery are considered an asset of the gallery unless they are registered with the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR).

The Arts Law Centre and The National Association of Visual Arts (NAVA), both in Sydney, are worried many artists aren’t aware they need to register their artwork to retain ownership.

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