Transfield takes an active interest in the community because it understands the positive impact its business can have on personal well-being and society. The company continues its history of supporting community organisations through direct sponsorships.
Transfield has a tradition of arts benefaction spanning half a century.
In 1961, Transfield’s Founder, Franco Belgiorno-Nettis, launched The Transfield Art Prize to promote up and coming Australian artists. He later founded the Biennale of Sydney, which Transfield supported as its Founding Partner until 2014. Additional sponsorships include Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sculpture by the Sea and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
The Transfield Art Collection is one of the major private collections of contemporary art in Australia, not necessarily in value, although it does contain pieces of significance, but more because it illustrates the journey of Franco Belgiorno-Nettis, now continued by his sons Luca and Guido.
In 2004, at the age of 89, two years before his passing, Franco Belgiorno-Nettis instigated a new initiative for the company: the roll-out of the company’s art rental program, whereby works from the collection became available for rent.
To find out more about renting works from the Transfield Art Rental Program visit www.arttransfield.com
THE TRANSFIELD FOUNDATION
The Transfield Foundation, a partnership between Transfield Services and Transfield Holdings, was established in 2010 and concluded in 2015.
The Transfield Foundation had a history of support for the arts that began with the vision of Transfield’s Founder, Franco Belgiorno-Nettis to launch the Transfield Art Prize in 1961 and the Biennale of Sydney in 1973.
Between 2010 and 2015 the Foundation was committed to supporting organisations providing employment and education opportunities. Success in these areas helps individuals to reach their potential, gain self-esteem and achieve positive economic outcomes.
The Foundation also has a long association with the internationally celebrated Australian Chamber Orchestra, a shining example of artistic excellence.