As part of Colin Biggers & Paisley’s commitment to protecting the legal and cultural rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, a team of thirteen people including Managing Partner, Nick Crennan, and the Arts Law Centre of Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Robyn Ayres, travelled to Central Australia from 19 – 25 August and trekked more than 70 km of Watarrka and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Parks. In doing so, the team, which was made up of people from our Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne offices raised funds to help facilitate the employment of a solicitor at Arts Law. Days one through…
Women’s Legal Service Victoria and the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation are pleased to collaborate once again on the Annual Women’s Legal Breakfast in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
We sat down with Robyn Ayres the CEO of Arts Law to discuss how the money we raise through the Central Australia Challenge will impact the Artists in the Black program. Robyn provides an insight into the program, some positive outcomes for clients and what this means for the partnership between the practice and Arts Law.
This year, NAIDOC Week ran from 8 – 15 July. NAIDOC Week originally began as a single day (the long title is National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) until awareness and interest in the cultural histories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples grew in the early nineties. Today, NAIDOC Week is a national celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. This year’s theme was “Because of her, we can!”
On Friday 20 July a team from our Brisbane office participated in the River to Rooftop challenge. The team – comprised of Annie Lo , Jacquline Thomas, Julia Paino, Anne-Marie Sears, Dee Ardham, Claire Pekol-Smith, Alexandra Watson and Marlo Perry – climbed the 1040 stairs of One One One Eagle Street to raise money for community partner Women’s Legal Service Queensland.
In August a team of people from Colin Biggers & Paisley, led by Managing Partner, Nick Crennan, Director of Pro Bono and Responsible Business, Karen Iles and the Arts Law Centre of Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Robyn Ayres will be traveling to Central Australia to trek more than 50 km of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Watarrka (Kings Canyon).
Colin Biggers & Paisley is pleased to share that over $45,000 worth of artworks were sold at Indigenous art exhibitions held in their offices last month with 100% of the proceeds going to the law practice’s community partners Ikuntji Artists and the Arts Law Centre of Australia.
Colin Biggers & Paisley partner Victor Borzillo will don his cycling gear and join 45 other senior executives to participate in the Queensland Chain Reaction fundraising event.
The Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation is a proud Principal Sponsor of the Refugee Council’s two-day conference “Refugee Alternatives”.