Mark Dustin | The Unstable Image (2018), Installation View. See more at Fox Galleries
Arts Tax Law Advocacy
Michael believes Australian society is enriched by having a vibrant cultural sector and has fought for fairer taxation and superannuation policies for the arts.
Taxation matters to artists, musicians, actors, writers and creative professionals throughout their careers. Patrons, supporters and collectors also benefit from incentives that enable them to contribute to their favourite causes.
Michael’s advocacy and expertise has been featured in the following selected articles and radio interviews:
- Andrea Simpson, “Skin in the game: Why artists need to take control of their finances”, June 18 2020
- Alice Dingle, “Create Australia’s Future”, Art Almanac, May 20 2020
- “Tax Effective Strategies for Investing in Art”, being held at Wagner Contemporary on Saturday, 7 March 2020
- Killian Plastow, “How superannuation laws are strangling Australia’s art scene”, The New Daily, September 29 2019
- Michael Fox, “There’s an art to selling unpopular policies”, The Australian Financial Review, May 21 2019
- Michael Fox, “Arts policies go missing in 2019 election campaign”, ArtsHub, May 3 2019
- David Hunt, Neil D’Vauz, John O’Hara, “Sunday Arts Magazine”, Joy FM, February 11 2018
- Konrad Marshall, “’Success is what you leave the world’: Michael Buxton’s $26 million giveaway”, The Sydney Morning Herald, February 2 2018
- Penelope Benton, “Taxing Prize Money”, National Association for Visual artists, July 31 2017
- Michaela Boland, “Investment: art market painted into a corner”, The Australian, June 20 2016
- Andrew Taylor, “The art of retirement just got depressing with tax rules on collections”, The Age, June 4 2014
- Sally Patten, “SMSF art rules should be delayed, says valuer”, The Australian Financial Review, March 24 2014
- Michaela Boland, “Art loses its appeal to super funds”, The Australian, October 17 2013
- Sally Patten, “Art is hung drawn and quartered”, The Australian Financial Review, February 18 2011
Michael has also been an expert guest on the Eon Financial Group’s SMSF podcast about art collecting and art investment.
Michael is a guest lecturer at the College of Design and Social Context, School of Media and Communication, RMIT.