Biennale of Sydney

Lee Bul, Willing To Be Vulnerable, 2016


Enjoy an insider’s view of the Biennale! Connect with like-minded art patrons, be among the first to meet visiting artists and art world VIPs and preview the exhibition with the Artistic Director.

Join the Biennale as a Patron and become an integral part of our exhibitions and programs.

Patrons are an inspired group of visionaries who make tax-deductible donations and help:

  • keep admission free so that it can be enjoyed by all;
  • commission new projects by some of the world’s most innovative artists;
  • develop and promote Australian art and artists, nationally and internationally;
  • provide a counterbalance to traditional institutionally driven exhibitions and programs; and
  • expose Australian and international audiences to the best contemporary art in the world.

You will enjoy an insider’s view of the Biennale: connect with like-minded art patrons, be among the first to meet visiting artists and art world VIPs and preview the exhibition with the Artistic Director.

Patrons are acknowledged at the following levels:

  • Benefactors: $3,000 per year (minimum two-year commitment)
  • Associates: $7,500 per year (minimum two-year commitment)
  • Ambassadors: $12,500 per year (minimum two-year commitment)
  • Governors: $25,000+ and above per year (minimum two-year commitment)

You can choose to direct your contribution toward the general fund, making Biennale exhibitions and programs possible, or choose an artist project, education or public program to sponsor directly. Engaging with the Biennale as a Patron is fun, and your investment in the Biennale is truly appreciated. Your generous support would be acknowledged in published Biennale material including exhibition catalogues, the website, guidebooks, reports and honour walls in non-museum venues.

We hope you will join us in realising many new and memorable projects.

Be a Patron

To be a Biennale Patron, complete the online form, download the PDF form, or pledge your support by phone.

To become a Patron of the 21st Biennale of Sydney, please contact:

Sarah Hetherington

Benefaction Manager

+61 2 8484 8733

Patrons of the Biennale of Sydney

Founding Governor

  • Franco Belgiorno-Nettis AC CBE

Founding Patrons

  • The Belgiorno-Nettis Family
  • Transfield Holdings

Principal Patrons 21st Biennale Of Sydney

  • The Neilson Foundation


  • Susan Acret and James Roth
  • Anonymous
  • Kate Mills and Sally Breen
  • Penelope Seidler AM
  • Dr Gene Sherman AM and Mr Brian Sherman AM


  • Geoff Ainsworth AM and Johanna Featherstone
  • Andrew Cameron AM and Cathy Cameron
  • GrantPirrie Private
  • Amanda Harkness and Karen Barrett
  • Julian Knights AO and Lizanne Knights
  • Vicki Olsson
  • Roslyn and Tony Oxley
  • Pace Gallery
  • Dr Dick Quan and John McGrath
  • Georgie and Alastair Taylor
  • Chizuko Yashiro


  • Glen and Sakie Fukushima
  • Ginny and Leslie Green
  • Julian and Stephanie Grose
  • Mami Kataoka
  • Elizabeth Laverty
  • Lehmann Maupin
  • Medich Foundation
  • Victoria Miro Gallery
  • Yoshiko Mori
  • John Sharpe and Claire Armstrong
  • Silverlens
  • Lorraine Tarabay and Nick Langley
  • Mercedes Zobel


  • Antoinette Albert
  • Richard Banks and Chrissie Jeffery
  • Mark Baxter and Geoffrey Cassidy
  • Ahmed Begdouri and Martin Browne
  • Candy Bennett and Edwina Lehmann
  • Teresa Biet
  • Andrew Birch and Cheryl Sing
  • Peter Braithwaite
  • Dr Candice Bruce in memory of Michael Whitworth
  • Geoff Charnock and Giovanni Munoz
  • James Darling AM and Lesley Forwood
  • Hon Mrs Ashley Dawson-Damer AM
  • DETACHED, Hobart
  • Richard and Harriett England
  • Barbara Flynn
  • Heidi Forbes
  • Rick and Jan Frolich
  • Danny Goldberg OAM and Lisa Goldberg
  • Stephanie and Ian Hardy
  • Susan Hilliard and Shane Allan
  • Neil Hobbs and Karina Harris
  • Mark Hughes
  • Bronwyn and David Joffick
  • David and Angela Kent
  • Annette Larkin
  • David Leach and Tony Kenny
  • Lewin Foundation
  • David and Dorienne Light
  • Amanda and Andrew Love
  • Benjamin Mangold
  • Robyn Martin-Weber
  • Nanda Hobbs Contemporary
  • Mark and Louise Nelson
  • Dr Clinton Ng and Steven Johnson
  • Lisa and Egil Paulsen
  • John Phillips
  • PublicArt Works
  • Belinda and Bill Pulver
  • Alice and Daniel Quai
  • Amelia Ramsden and Kamil Kreiser
  • Elizabeth Ramsden
  • Reliable Source Industrial (Cambodia) Co., Ltd
  • Gosia Schild
  • Anna and Morry Schwartz
  • Vivienne Sharpe
  • Lawrence Smith and Anthea Williamson
  • Ezekiel Solomon AM
  • Jennifer Stafford and Jon Nicholson
  • Joanna Strumpf and Ursula Sullivan
  • Vanessa Tay
  • Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
  • Alenka Tindale
  • Tea Uglow
  • Rachel Verghis and Sigurdur Arngrimsson
  • Dr Terry Wu and Dr Melinda Tee
  • Di Yeldham and Ali Yeldham


  • STATION, Melbourne
  • Irene Sutton
  • Anna Waldman