VisAsia’s mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian visual arts and culture through exhibitions, events and education.
VisAsia, the Australian Institute of Asian Culture and Visual Arts, was established in 1999 in recognition of Australia’s growing involvement with the cultures of Asia. Managed by a board of directors, it includes both the VisAsia Council and individual VisAsia membership.
VisAsia Council was designed to provide company executives with a personal association with the Art Gallery of NSW. It assists the Gallery with its commitment to promote and cultivate a better understanding and enjoyment of Asian art and culture. Funds raised through membership fees are devoted exclusively to the sponsorship of Asian exhibitions, publications and education programs. Membership is restricted to chief executives, chairpersons and individual business leaders and is by invitation only.
VisAsia Council chairman
Warwick Johnson – Optimal Fund Management
VisAsia Council members
Stephen Menzies – Ashurst
Ryan Gollan – Australia China Art & Culture Foundation
Bill Ferris AC, Su-Ming Wong – CHAMP Ventures
Philip Cox AO – Cox Richardson
Seng Huang Lee – Mulpha Australia
Yixu Lu, Jeffrey Riegel – The University of Sydney
William Purcell – University of Technology Sydney
Michael Sternberg – Valiant Hire
Judith Neilson AM – White Rabbit Gallery