Gadens is proud to continue our partnership with the Museum of Brisbane

Paul Spiro, Partner, Brisbane

Gadens Brisbane has been a long-term partner and great supporter of Brisbane’s arts community, and is delighted to be partnering with the Museum of Brisbane’s first artwork acquisition fundraising appeal.

Gadens will match, dollar-for-dollar, all appeal donations up to the total value of $20,000, allowing the Museum to purchase and commission two important pieces of work;  an artwork portraying the 2011 Brisbane floods by international art star Judy Watson and a commission from emerging artist Sam Cranstoun.

“Most of us desire to leave a legacy – a lasting footprint that will be remembered by those whose lives we have touched,” said Paul Spiro, Chairman of Gadens Brisbane.

“As one of Australia’s top law firms, Gadens is in the privileged position to leave a generous and enduring legacy to the people of Brisbane through its partnership with Museum of Brisbane.”

Chairman Sallyanne Atkinson AO said the Museum of Brisbane Collection reflected the identity and history of Brisbane, the city’s significant moments and important artists through artworks and objects collected since1859.

“The Museum of Brisbane Collection is part of the soul of our city and the addition of these important contemporary artworks through the Gadens Art Challenge will be a wonderful gift to future generations from today’s supporters of the Museum,” Mrs Atkinson said.

“Leading Indigenous artist Judy Watson’s work, water dragon 2011, beautifully maps the flooding Brisbane River exploring its impact on the contemporary city but also the memory of water and its connection to Country.

“With funds from the appeal the Museum will commission exciting emerging artist and finalist for the Archibald Prize, Sam Cranstoun to create a mixed-media work inspired by the complicated story of Greek architect and town planner Dr C.A Doxiadis’ brief residence in Brisbane.”

Museum of Brisbane Director Renai Grace said the Museum was grateful for the generous support of leading law firm Gadens Brisbane for the appeal.

The Gadens Art Challenge is now open. All donations of $2 more are tax deductible. To donate now, click here.


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