We believe that art enriches people’s lives. John Kaldor Family Trust, Heide Museum of Modern Art and ACCA are invested in the promotion of local and international artists, a commitment that makes our lives richer. Philanthropy is important to their survival and we are honoured to be able to support these organisations as visionary leaders of art in Australia.

Kaldor Public Arts Projects

For over 40 years Kaldor Public Art Projects has created groundbreaking projects with international artists in public spaces, changing the landscape of contemporary art in Australia with projects that resonate around the world. Project 1, Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Wrapped Coast, was an unprecedented initiative and the projects since have continued in this pioneering tradition, from Gilbert & George, Nam June Paik, Richard Long and Sol LeWitt in the 1970s, to Jeff Koons’s giant flower Puppy in the 90s. More recent projects have included major installations by celebrated contemporary artists from around the world.

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Heide Museum of Modern Art

Heide occupies a unique position in the development of modern and contemporary Australian art and in the overall art and cultural history of Australia. Heide boasts a national reputation for artistic excellence and scholarship and has presented more than 260 solo, group or thematic exhibitions of modern and contemporary art since 1981. The changing program of exhibitions draws works from individual artists, private and public collections, as well as from the Heide Collection.

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Australian Centre from Contemporary Art (ACCA)

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) is Melbourne’s leading contemporary art gallery. Presenting the most challenging, innovative and creative contemporary visual art, ACCA brings Melbourne the latest and most significant artworks by living artists from around the world. It also commissions new artworks by local and international artists and is the only major public art gallery in Australia focused on commissioning rather than collecting.

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Architecture while being a creative process, does not replace the subjective conversation that we have with art. The best art is not always obvious and the development to understand what constitutes quality can be quite long, but it is always an interesting journey. Just as good architecture stands the test of time, artwork should remain relevant and meaningful rather than being just a commodity or trophy. We work with our clients to help curate collections that are meaningful to them, both now and in the future. It is a process that often involves meeting with gallery owners, participating in auctions as well as meeting the artists themselves and hopefully encourages a dialogue that progresses long after the building is complete.

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