NAVA Talks AI

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Illustration by Emma Pham 2024. NAVA Talks AI is a collaborative series of good practice conversations on the use and impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on work and practice in visual arts, craft and design.

While AI presents a world of creative and supportive potential for artists and arts workers, it also poses significant challenges regarding copyright, consent, creative/cultural autonomy, Indigenous sovereignty and labour. Artists, arts workers and organisations must be central to these conversations to navigate the evolving landscape.

In May, we welcome you to join three online sessions where industry experts will tackle legal and ethical tensions at the intersection of AI and arts practice. NAVA Talks AI will also assist in informing NAVA’s ongoing advocacy work in the AI space.

Participation is free. Register for each session to join the conversation. 

These sessions will be Auslan interpreted and live captioned. If you have any additional access requirements, please contact emma@visualarts.net.au as soon as possible.

NAVA Talks AI and ICIP
1-2pm AEST online, Monday 13 May 2024


Co-facilitated by NAVA and Shevaun Wright, artist and solicitor at Terri Janke and Company, this session delves into the intersection of AI and Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP). We’ll explore how AI art projects engage with traditional knowledge and ICIP, the potential for exploitation of ICIP by AI, and good practice protocols for appropriate AI use that respects ICIP rights. Register

NAVA Talks AI and Copyright
1-2pm AEST online, Wednesday 22 May 2024


Katherine Giles from Arts Law joins NAVA to shed light on the current application of copyright law to AI. This includes clearing copyright in AI-generated material, determining copyright ownership of AI-produced material, and navigating legal grey areas. The session aims to provide participants with insights into artists’ engagement with AI technology and suggests good practices for protecting creators’ rights. Register

NAVA Talks AI in Arts Practice
1-2pm AEST online, Wednesday 29 May 2024


Artist Kailum Graves will discuss his approach to incorporating AI in creative expression, exploring its potential to inform artistic expression while addressing questions of authorship, authenticity, and ethical implications. From generative AI to collaborative endeavours, the conversation will highlight opportunities for innovation while considering the ethical, societal, and existential implications, particuarly focusing on the homogenising impact on creativity. Register

NAVA acknowledges and pays respects to the rightful custodians of the many First Nations Lands upon which this online event will be streamed and received. We recognise all Custodians of Country throughout all lands, waters and territories, and pay respect to First Nations communities’ Ancestors and Elders. Sovereignty was never ceded.