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Yolunda Hickman joins CLNZ Visual Arts Working Group

CLNZ Visual Artist Representative, Yolunda Hickman
Nau mai, haere mai and welcome to new Visual Artist Representative, Yolunda Hickman.


Nau mai, haere mai and welcome to new Visual Artist Representative, Yolunda Hickman.

Yolunda has been appointed to the Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) Visual Arts Working Group, set up this year to advise the Board on the development of visual arts services and to ensure visual artists are well-represented when it comes to the governance of the organisation.

The establishment of this working group reflects and recognises CLNZ’s role as the collective management organisation for visual artists. The Working Group will develop a programme of work to December 2024 and will also make recommendations for visual artist representation in their future governance model.

Yolunda’s experience as a practising, exhibiting artist and her contribution to arts education and wider cultural conversation stand her in excellent stead for this appointment. In her artistic practice she works in the wider fields of painting and has exhibited extensively at artist spaces and public galleries throughout New Zealand. Highlights include: Signal Forest, 4 Plinths, Wellington; Zombies Everywhere, Sumer, Tauranga; Shoaling, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin; Legend, Window, Auckland; Size, Te Tuhi, Auckland.

Yolunda completed her doctoral thesis at Elam School of Fine Arts through the University of Auckland in 2020 and is currently Postgraduate Fine Arts Programme Leader at Whitecliffe, Auckland.

She says: “there have been some positive steps forward for visual artists this year when it comes to our rights in our work. Not only have we seen the Government commit to the 5% artist resale royalty scheme being in place from 2024, but we’ve also seen the first copyright payments made to artists through CLNZ. I’m pleased to be able to contribute and advise the CLNZ Board on its programme of work and to bring my perspective as an artist.”

The term of Yolunda’s appointment is to November 2024. You can read the official announcement on our website here.

Copyright Licensing New Zealand works with visual artists through their auction house licensing scheme, helping visual artists to be paid for the use of their work on the secondary art market. 

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Copyright Licensing New Zealand

21 Nov 2022

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