In 2010, Australian Research Council Center of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, ccAustralia and etcc project coordinators Benjamin Reeve, Skye Reeve and Elliott Bledsoe received funding in the inaugural round of the Creative Commons Catalyst Grants. The succesful application pitched for a touring remixable art exhibition that explored ideas of creation and appropriation in the visual arts sector.

The following year, etcc 
hosted
 three
 consecutive
 exhibitions
 in
 Sydney,
 Brisbane
 and
 Melbourne
 featuring
 a
 body
 of
 new
 works
 that
 explored
 the
 realities
 of
 copyright
 in
 the
 visual
 arts.
 Each
 artist
 took
 Creative
 Commons
 licensed
 images,
 created
 new
 work 
based 
on 
those 
images,
 and 
in 
turn
 licensed
 their 
own image 
for 
others 
to 
remix
–
legally.
  Through 
this
 process,
 the
 project
 utilized emerging
 copyright
 practices
 to
 demonstrate
 new
 models
 of
 distribution,
 collaboration
 and
 commerce.
The project also illustrated the notion
 that
 many
 works
 are
 derivative
 in 
nature.

You can check out the artwork and read more about the etcc project, which has been documented on the project website http://etcc.tv/.

Image: “The Hungry Beast” by Cezary Stulgis. Metal Sculpture. 2011, licensed under CC BY 3.0 Licence.
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