Supporting the contemporary arts
As the first Australian corporate sponsor for the Venice Biennale, Maddocks has supported Australian artists exhibiting at the world’s premier contemporary art event since 2001.
We are once again sponsoring the Australian representation to the Venice Biennale 2019. More information on the Australian representation is available at the Australia Council for the Arts website.
Maddocks established the Maddocks Art Prize which enables two emerging Australian artists to attend the Venice Biennale. The prize provides accommodation and a stipend for a week in Venice.
The winners of the 2019 Maddocks Art Prize were Zoë Croggon and Anna McMahon.
National Gallery of Australia
Our long-standing support of the art and artists contiues with our sponsorship in 2019 and 2020 of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra.
Maddocks is proud to be the Legal Partner of the NGA’s exhibitions, Hugh Ramsay and Know My Name.
Find out more about these exhibitions on the NGA website.
Maddocks is a Presidential level sponsor of Taronga Zoo and a sponsor of the American Express Twilight at Taronga Series. All proceeds of the concert series goes towards Taronga Zoo’s ongoing conservation and research work.
Indigenous Marathon Foundation
Maddocks continues its alliance with Rob de Castella’s Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) with the firm providing pro-bono legal, marketing, professional development and research/library services to the IMF team.
Maddocks is proud of its community involvement and is dedicated to making a difference through supporting socially responsible programs such as the IMF.
The IMF is a social change program that uses marathon running as a vehicle to promote the benefits of healthy living and lifestyles to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and each year a group of young Indigenous men and women are selected to run in the world’s biggest marathon – the New York City Marathon. With six months of intense training these young people have the opportunity to compete in a significant international sporting event and also serve as ambassadors to their communities.
IMF Founder and Director, Rob de Castella, is delighted that the relationship between both the IMF and Maddocks continues to develop and is looking to further develop the Foundation, by building alliances and assisting with education, career and personal development opportunities for IMF graduates.
The pro-bono alliance is managed out of the Canberra office
William Ah Ket Scholarship
Maddocks is the sponsor of the William Ah Ket Scholarship, an initiative by the Asian Australian Lawyers Association.
William did his article at Maddocks (then called Maddock & Jamieson) in 1903, before joining the Bar in 1904. He is believed to be the first person of Chinese heritage to practise as a lawyer in Australia.
The scholarship is an annual $5,000 prize given to a young lawyer for the most outstanding essay on a topic related to equality and diversity in the law.