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The Queensland Government’s Arts Queensland and QIAMEA

Queensland Government agencies, Arts Queensland (AQ) and the Queensland Indigenous Arts Marketing and Export Agency (QIAMEA), are in partnership to support Queensland artists and arts professionals in the Venice Biennale 2009. 

Arts Queensland is dedicated to supporting and growing Queensland's vibrant and innovative arts sector.  QIAMEA strives to establish Queensland Indigenous arts as a significant force in international and domestic art markets through promotional and export activity.

Together, AQ and QIAMEA are also partners in Backing Indigenous Arts, an investment of $10.73 million to support the Far North Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts industry.

Queensland participants in the Venice Biennale 2009 are supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

 Arts NSW

The vision of Arts NSW is to foster a spirited arts and cultural environment which values our artists and our heritage, which builds community, excites our imagination and inspires our future.

Arts NSW advises the Government and develops policy on all aspects of the arts and cultural activity in NSW.

Through the financial assistance of the Arts Funding Program, Arts NSW serves arts and cultural organisations, artists and members of the public. Its management of projects, venues and capital expenditures supports the operation and viability of arts and cultural organisations.

Arts NSW is part of the Department of Arts, Sport and Recreation.



oneworld is committed to the highest standards of corporate social responsibility and airlines of the alliance are proud supporters of numerous arts organisations and events around the world.

oneworld and Qantas are pleased to be a part of the Venice Biennale 2007, connecting the global community to this most important showcase of contemporary visual art.

oneworld brings together ten of the world’s biggest and best airlines—and around 20 affiliates—providing its customers and carriers with services and value no airline can deliver on its own, including global coverage, more rewards and recognition, more miles and points, more lounges and smoother transfers.

oneworld airlines include Qantas, American Airlines, British Airways,Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN Airlines,
Malév Hungarian Airlines and Royal Jordanian. Mexicana and its affiliate Click Mexicana will join the alliance in 2009.


 Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

MONA – the Museum of Old and New Art – will open in Hobart, Tasmania, late in 2010. MONA will be Australia’s largest private art museum, housing a collection that ranges from Egyptian and Greek antiquities, through Australian modernism and international contemporary art.

Visitors to MONA will see and hear and feel - and think about why art is one of the markers of being human. If opinions are polarised as to the success of this venture, then the instigator, David Walsh, will consider the outcome to be distinctly positive.


 Maddocks, Lawyers

With almost 400 people, and offices in Melbourne and Sydney, Maddocks offers legal expertise to a range of clients from industry sectors including infrastructure; financial and other services; and all levels of government. Last year, many of these clients elected to recognise Maddocks for 'Exceptional Service' in the BRW – St George Client Choice Awards.

Maddocks is proud to have supported the Australia Council’s Venice Biennale project since 2001.The firm's cultural values of diversity, collaboration, innovation and a rigorous pursuit of excellence underpin everything the firm does.


 Griffith University

Griffith University is one of Australia’s most innovative universities in the fields of creative and performing arts, education, environment, health and science. Specialist art and design teaching facilities are based at Griffith's Queensland College of Art in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Griffith Artworks, via The Queensland College of Art Gallery generate curatorial, publication and public event programming at the student and community interface.


 Message from The Government Of Victoria

The Victorian Government is once again delighted to support Australia’s participation at the 2009 Venice Biennale of Art.

The Venice Biennale is the world's most important forum for contemporary visual art. Victoria has had a close association with the event – and Australia’s representation - for more than a decade. Previous Australian representatives include Howard Arkley, Lyndal Jones, Patricia Piccinini, Ricky Swallow, Callum Morton and Daniel Von Sturmer. They are among many contemporary artists whose art and careers have been developed in Victoria and who continue to have their presence felt internationally.  Through Arts Victoria’s International Program, the Victorian Government provides opportunities for the local arts community to build international networks and present their work on the world stage. In 2009, we are proud to enable Victorian arts professionals experience the Biennale first hand, and to develop contacts and relationships with international peers – an invaluable opportunity.

I wish all the Victorian and Australian participants every success in Venice in 2009.

Lynne Kosky MP
Minister for the Arts