News & Media

Luke Carroll and Sandy Greenwood in At What Cost? - Belvoir St Theatre. Photo by Brett Boardman

The Balnaves Foundation and Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia announce landmark sculture commission in tribute to Neil Balnaves AO

We are delighted to announce a new landmark sculpture commission in tribute to our Founder, Neil Balnaves AO, in partnerhsip with the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

The Balnaves Foundation March 2024 Newsletter

Our March Newsletter has arrived, with news from Foundation and updates from some of our Grants. Please click here to read and to subscribe to our mailing list.  

The Balnaves Foundation Annual Report 2023

We are delighted to share with you The Balnaves Foundation Annual Report for 2023 celebrating the hard work and accomplishments achieved by our grantees this financial year.

Vale Marc Besen AC

Australia has lost a beloved member of the arts community with the sad passing of Marcus (Marc) Besen AC.

The Balnaves Foundation Statement on the Voice to Parliament Referendum

The Balnaves Foundation has issued a statement on the result of the Voice to Parliament referendum.

New prize at Sculpture by the Sea in honour of Neil Balnaves AO

The Foundation is pleased to announce the Neil Balnaves AO Anniversary Prize to honour the 25th exhibition of Sculpture by the Sea Bondi.

Professor Megan Davis Named on TIME100 NEXT LIST

Professor Megan Davis, Co-Chair of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and Balnaves Chair in Constitutional Law and Pro Vice Chancellor Society at UNSW, has been named on the TIME100 Next List.

You’re the Voice Campaign – donate now to spread the message!

Let your Voice be Heard, and donate now to spread the message of Yes!

Watch the ‘History is Calling’ Campaign Ad

In 2023, Australians will have a historic opportunity to accept the invitation from First Nations people in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, to walk with them towards Voice, Treaty and Truth.

Sharing News from the Balnaves Foundation – July 2023

Our July Newsletter has arrived, with news from Foundation and updates from some of our Grants.

The Balnaves Foundation supports Yes campaign for Voice to Parliament with other Philanthropists

The Balnaves Foundation has been featured alongside other philanthropic organisations as part of a pledge from members of Philanthropy Australia who support the ‘Yes’ campaign for the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum.

Sharing News from the Balnaves Foundation – April 2023

Our April Newsletter has arrived, with news from Foundation and updates from some of our Grants.

The Balnaves Foundation Annual Report 2022

We are delighted to share with you The Balnaves Foundation Annual Report FY 2022 celebrating the hard work and accomplishments achieved by our grantees from July 2021 to June 2022.

Sharing News from the Balnaves Foundation – October 2022

Our October Newsletter has arrived, with news from Foundation and updates from some of our Grants.

NIDA First Nations Scholar

The Balnaves Foundation is thrilled that the inaugural scholarship recipient for First Nations Programs at NIDA has commenced their studies.

The Australian Museum wins National awards

The Australian Museum has been announced as the overall National Winner of the 2022 Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNAs)!

The Australian’s The List: 100 Arts & Culture

The Balnaves Foundation was honoured to see the Balnaves Family recognised on the inaugural The List: Arts & Culture 2022

Sharing News from The Balnaves Foundation – May 2022

Our May Newsletter has arrived, sharing news from a handful of our Grantees and from The Balnaves Foundation.

The Drovers Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson

The highly anticipated film, The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson arrives in cinemas on May 5, and just in time for Mother’s Day!

The Balnaves Foundation Annual Report 2021

We are pleased to share with you The Balnaves Foundation Annual Report FY2021 celebrating the achievements and hard work accomplished from July 2020 to June 2021.

Mosman Daily: Neil and Hamish Balnaves

Renata Gortan talks to Neil and Hamish Balnaves about the importance of philanthropy and spending the substantial family inheritance wisely.

‘She blew me away’: Bangarra’s touching tribute to one woman’s passion, culture and legacy

She planted the seed for SandSong shortly before her untimely death in 2019. Now the acclaimed company is bringing the story of her country to life.