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 2017 Maddocks Art Prize were James Nguyen and Noriko Nakamura.
We are proud to be the official Legal Partner for the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, a national organisation dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the work of today’s artists.
Maddocks also proudly provides legal advice to many arts organisations – the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and the Victorian College of the Arts are just three.
Maddocks is proud to partner with a Sydney icon, the Taronga Zoo, in 2019.
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 Project
More recently, Maddocks together with the Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP), have formalised a two year alliance, with the firm providing pro bono legal, marketing and library services to the IMP team.
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.