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National recognition for Santos-QAG partnership


29 Oct 2010

Ross Nielson, managing director, Nielson Properties (developer and manager of Santos Place); Tony Ellwood, Queensland Art Gallery director; and Rick Wilkinson, Santos’ VP Queensland.

The significant partnership between Santos and the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art received national recognition with the Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) Partnering Award.

Santos VP Queensland Rick Wilkinson was in Sydney to receive the award.

Santos and the Gallery have worked together since 1990 and last year extended this partnership, with Santos becoming presenting sponsor of the Gallery’s annual summer exhibition program – the gallery’s largest single corporate investment. This summer’s exhibition 21st Century: Art in the First Decade will open at the Gallery of Modern Art in December.

This latest recognition follows a Queensland Abaf Partnering Award for the same partnership and South Australian AbaF awards for Santos’ support of the 2010 Adelaide Festival and its long-standing alliance with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Santos’ partnership with Shakespeare WA received a Good Practice Recognition Award in the WA awards.

Filed under: Arts/culture, Awards, Queensland

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