Property developer Shayher Group has demonstrated its commitment to the arts in Australia, announcing a major $1 million sponsorship of the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) from 2021 to 2026.

Shayher Group, which is developing Brisbane Quarter, The One Residences and the W Hotel Brisbane, proudly champion creative design, supporting international and national best practice. QAGOMA’s global excellence in these areas reflects Shayher Group’s core values, according to Shayher Group Director John Lin, who is an advocate of the corporate sector supporting cultural programs now and into the future, to safeguard the arts and artists for generations to come.

“Part of the Shayher value system is to embrace culture and creativity in all its forms. We see the arts as vital to creating a sense of community and making up the tapestry of everyday life. The arts encourage us as humans to grow, form opinions and most importantly they instill in us a sense of wonder,” said Mr Lin.

With the Gallery presenting European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art from 12 June through to 17 October, 2021 and then The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT10) across both gallery sites from December 2021 to April, 2022, Shayher Group felt there was no better time than now to support QAGOMA. Both APT 10 and European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York are major cultural events for our community and will undoubtedly attract many visitors to our city.

QAGOMA Director Chris Saines said the Gallery was thrilled to be entering into this landmark partnership with Shayher Group from 2021 to 2026 and to welcome the company into the fold of the Gallery’s Asia Pacific Council group. “As a Brisbane-based company with roots in Asia and ambitious projects around the world, Shayher Group is uniquely suited to partnering with QAGOMA on our world-class programming with its strong focus on the contemporary art of the Asia Pacific region.”

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