Community & Partnerships
Aqualand are long time supporters of arts, cultural and sporting organisations across Sydney. Through these partnerships, we believe in giving back to our home city, to help foster vibrant and engaged communities.
Since 2019, we have been proudly helping the South Sydney Rabbitohs set a new benchmark in the community, both on and off the field.
We’ve been heavily involved in supporting the club at all levels – from financial support, unique match day activations, and having staff participate in community events such as Souths Cares’ NAIDOC Day. Our focus on forging stronger, more connected communities shares many synergies with the Rabbitohs’ social mission.Discover More
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi is an unrivalled free exhibition of major sculptural works spread over a two-kilometre stretch of Sydney’s coastline, from Bondi Beach to Tamarama, and we have been proud to support this amazing initiative since 2016.
Our long-standing association with Sculpture by the Sea extends to the prestigious Aqualand Sculpture Award, which has been increased to $100,000 for 2023 which is a milestone celebration of 25 years of the Bondi exhibition. The Aqualand Sculpture Award is an acquisitive award that is recognised as the most generous sculpture award in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the most sought after art awards in the world. The recipient will be announced on 20 October 2023 and the artwork gifted by Aqualand for permanent public placement in Sydney.
“As a long-time supporter of local arts and cultural organisations, we see great synergy between Aqualand and Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi through an aligned vision and values. Supporting and celebrating Australian arts and fostering exceptional talent is important to us, and we’re thrilled to sponsor this unique and internationally acclaimed exhibition, which nurtures emerging creative talent.” Aqualand Managing Director, Jin LinDiscover More Aqualand Sculpture Award
As a long-time supporter of The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Aqualand recently broadened the partnership to include the naming of the atrium in its new northern building. The stunning architectural space, known as the Aqualand Atrium, is a key space for visitors to enjoy art and architecture with major collection works displayed on the rammed earth wall and in the adjoining galleries.
“We’re proud to be a leadership partner of the Art Gallery of New South Wales and to support its exciting expansion as an ongoing investment in Australian arts and culture. As a property, hospitality and investment company, Aqualand prides itself on pushing creative boundaries and we’re delighted to support the incredible opportunities that are being offered for artists and audiences through the Sydney Modern Project. Supporting culture and the arts is deeply rooted in our DNA and it makes me extremely proud to know we’re helping to leave a legacy for future generations to experience and appreciate all the forms of art that will be showcased in this amazing new cultural destination.” Jin Lin, Group Managing Director, AqualandDiscover More
It was a great honour for Aqualand to be the Presenting Partner for the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation Lunar New Year Celebration 2023, which raised over $900,000.
“At Aqualand, we believe in giving back whenever we can, and there is no more worthwhile cause than supporting children’s health. By helping the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation to raise funds to deliver their world-class paediatric care, we aim to help make a difference in the lives of sick children and their families.” Helkin He, Head of Procurement, AqualandDiscover More
If you’d like Aqualand to consider supporting your initiative, please ensure it aligns with our values of strengthening inclusion, community and culture, and submit your proposal for consideration a minimum of six months in advance.Submit Proposal