Saturday 02 March 2024, 10:00am

Introduction to tax and contract precedents for artists with Harry Cundy and Ruth Buchanan

Date Saturday 2 March 2024
Time 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location The Kit at Artspace Aotearoa, 292 Karangahape Rd

The lab offers a seminar structured discussion on legalities of independent/artistic contracting and practice.

Lawyer and former gallerist Harry Cundy will deliver content relating to the parameters of tax, contract and employment law and creative copyright.

Following this, Kaitohu Director of Artspace Aotearoa and artist Ruth Buchanan will discuss a case study on estate and acquisition.

Key Skills

Employment and tax law for independent artists, GST and invoice writing, creative copyright, contract, and sales rights,an understanding of estate processes for artists.

The Introduction to tax and contract precedents workshop is suitable for anyone working in the arts sector.


Harry Cundy is a senior manager at PwC law, specialising in tax law. Prior to entering into the field, Harry was the co-director of Hopkinson-Cundy Gallery.

Ruth Buchanan is an artist of Pākehā, Taranaki, and Te Atiawa descent. Buchanan studied at the Elam School of Fine Arts, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Between 2008-2009, she was a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. In 2018 she was awarded the Walters Prize for BAD VISUAL SYSTEMS. She has realised commissions with, amongst others, Neue Afftrageber/The New Patrons and Museum Abteiberg (2023); Kunstmuseum Basel (2022); Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Ngāmotu New Plymouth, (2019); MASP, São Paulo (2019); Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland,(2018); Te Pātaka Toi Adam Art Gallery, Poneke Wellington; and the 8th Gwangju Biennale (2016). Buchanan is currently Kaitohu Director of Artspace Aotearoa.

Maximum Participants: 30

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