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12 Nov 2013

Santos renewed its commitment to the Kings Park Festival earlier this year.

The Santos-sponsored Kings Park Festival has won gold at the annual WA Tourism Awards. Read more

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02 Sep 2013

Santos’ Angelo Russo, ASO’s Vicky Lekis and SA Governor Kevin Scarce with the awards at Government House.

The 15-year partnership between Santos and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO) has been recognised as the best arts partnership in South Australia and the Northern Territory. Read more

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30 Aug 2013

Brisbane’s premier cultural event, the Santos GLNG City of Lights has tonight received state-wide recognition winning a prestigious Queensland award. Read more

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12 Aug 2013

The annual Darwin Festival got off to another flying start on Thursday 8 August with the Santos Opening Concert starring acclaimed electro pop stars Midnight Juggernauts, Top End party band T-Lynx and the feisty Mama Kin. Read more

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31 Jul 2013

Santos is delighted to announce a new three-year partnership with the Kings Park Festival, taking in the 50th birthday of both the Festival and the Western Australian Botanic Garden. Read more

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09 Jul 2013

Santos is joining the NAIDOC Week celebrations being held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Read more

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17 Jun 2013

Santos VP John Anderson, Art Gallery of WA Stefano Carboni and award winner Christopher Nguyen

The Santos People’s Choice Award Winner for the most popular artwork in the 2013 Year 12 Perspectives exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia has gone to Christopher Nguyen. Read more

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06 May 2013

As part of Santos’ principal partnership with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Santos employees and their extended families were invited to attend a free family-orientated performance on Sunday, 5 May at 3pm. Read more

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12 Mar 2013

The Santos-sponsored ‘Year 12 Perspectives’ exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia has opened, celebrating its 21st year. Read more

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26 Oct 2012

Santos wins National AbaF Partnering Award. The National Australian Business Arts Foundation Partnering Award for companies with more than 200 employees was won by Santos and the Art Gallery of SA for their Desert Country exhibition, which has brought 40 years of the desert painting movement to public attention with a national tour. Read more

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03 Oct 2012

The 2012 OzAsia Festival drew to a triumphant close on the weekend, with nearly 20,000 people attending the event finale, the Moon Lantern Parade. Read more

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25 Sep 2012

ASO Symphony Under the Stars 2012

Santos today reaffirmed its status as Principal Partner of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, announcing a new three-year, partnership that continues its support of the ASO from 2012 to 2014 inclusive. Read more

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15 Sep 2012

Santos John Anderson and WA Environment Minister Bill Marmion

A record crowd gathered on grassy slopes for the launch of the 2012 Kings Park Festival last Sunday, with winners of the 2012 WA Music Industry Award for best funk band, the Brow Horn Orchestra, kicking off the Festival’s Santos Live Sundays. Read more

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14 Sep 2012

The sixth OzAsia Festival will open tonight with a performance of Fearless Nadia, an art exhibition in the Art Space Gallery and the Art Gallery of SA’s Asian Art After Dark event. Read more

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31 Aug 2012

Desert Country

Santos and the Art Gallery of SA received the prestigious Australian Business Arts Foundation SA Partnering Award at a ceremony held last night at Government House. Read more

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22 Aug 2012

Desert Country opens in Brisbane Read more

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20 Aug 2012

The 2012 Darwin Festival got off to a flying start with the Santos Opening Concert attracting one of its biggest crowds in recent years. Read more

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05 Aug 2012

For the second year, the Santos Centre foyer has been transformed into an art space for the annual SALA Festival – South Australian Living Artists. Read more

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23 Mar 2012

Santos' Cate McMahon, Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council's Aunty Lorraine Lilley and Uncle Neville Lilley, and NSW Aboriginal Lands Councillor Roy Ah-See.

The Desert Country exhibition of the internationally acclaimed Australian desert painting movement is visiting Newcastle Art Gallery, supported by Santos. Read more

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27 Feb 2012

A crowd of 15,000 braved the heat to enjoy a stellar performance at this year’s Santos Symphony Under the Stars. Read more

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23 Feb 2012

Frances White, Santa Maria College, The Impulse Buyer, 2011, polymer clay, digital print on paper.

Australian energy company Santos is delighted to announce its new partnership with the Art Gallery of Western Australia’s Year 12 Perspectives art exhibition, a collection of works from the state’s most talented school graduates. Read more

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17 Jan 2012

The Queensland Government today announced it would continue supporting Brisbane Festival's Santos City of Lights laser light show through 2013. Read more

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06 Jan 2012

The third season of Santos’ support for Shakespeare in the Park got off to a humorous start with The Comedy of Errors playing to a full house at the Kings Park Botanical Garden in Perth on Friday night. Read more

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19 Dec 2011

Earlier this year, Santos hosted local Adelaide high school students participating in the Asia Literacy Ambassadors program. Read more

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11 Nov 2011

More than 300 Santos employees and their families recently enjoyed a stunning display of musical prowess by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra featuring lively animal classics held at the Grainger Studios in Adelaide. Read more

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13 Oct 2011

Liz Hawkins, Adelaide Festival Centre Manager Development; Stuart Symons, Santos Manager Community and Corporate Responsibility; and Jane Haley, AbaF CEO.

Santos and the OzAsia Festival have won Australia’s highest accolade for partnerships between business and the arts, taking out Partnership of the Year at the Australia Business Arts Foundation’s national awards. Read more

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04 Oct 2011

Djalkiri artist, Fiona Hall.

The Santos Museum of Economic Botany is now exhibiting Djalkiri: We are standing on their names – Blue Mud Bay, the product of a vibrant and intensive cross-cultural exchange between five highly esteemed Yithuwa Madarrpa artists and four renowned artists from across Australia. Read more

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26 Sep 2011

Performer at the Moon Lantern Festival.

The fifth annual OzAsia Festival, partnered by Santos, drew record crowds this year with 35,000 attendances over two weeks, a 10% increase on 2010. Read more

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06 Sep 2011

Mark MacFarlane, President Santos GLNG, flicked the switch on Sunday night to officially turn on the Santos City of Lights. Read more

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25 Aug 2011

The Darwin Festival got off to a wonderful start recently with the traditional Santos Concert attracting more than 3,000 Top Enders to the Amphitheatre to hear some of the Territory’s leading Indigenous artists. Read more

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05 Aug 2011

Artwork by Leanne Chiarantano, Common Ground tenant, will be displayed in the Santos Centre foyer.

The Santos Centre foyer will host an inspiring exhibition of sculpture, paintings and jewellery created especially for the 2011 SALA Festival commencing today and running through until 28 August. Read more

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16 May 2011

Milatjari Pumani, Ngura walytja – This is my place, 1928, synthetic polymer paint on linen.

The acclaimed Desert Country art exhibition, which is embarking on a national tour funded by Santos, was launched in Perth last Friday night. Read more

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09 May 2011

Employees, gathered here at the GoMA entrance in their stylish blue Santos t-shirts, celebrated the success of GoMA’s 21st Century: Art in the First Decade exhibition.

Santos’ Brisbane employees gathered at the city’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) recently to celebrate the huge success of the gallery’s 21st Century: Art in the First Decade exhibition. Read more

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07 Apr 2011

Santos employees and family and the Lonely Mouse cast. Back: Stuart Wood, Happy Mouse, Pretty Mouse, Mousey Mouse. Front: Kate Mann, Wil Murray, Mackenzie Dickeson, Tyrone Wood, Lily Murray, Aimee Kruger and the very scary Catty Cat.

Over the past fortnight Santos employees and their families in Whyalla and Adelaide have been enjoying performances at the 2011 Come Out Festival, proudly sponsored by Santos. Read more

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01 Mar 2011

About 20,000 people attended the 2011 Santos Symphony Under the Stars.

About 20,000 people attended this year’s Santos Symphony Under the Stars, held in Adelaide’s riverside Elder Park on Saturday night, 26 February. Read more

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23 Feb 2011

More than 40 Santos employees took time out of their past weekend to sizzle snags and work at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, as part of a re-opening event for the gallery's latest exhibition, staged to raise money for the state’s flood recovery. Read more

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21 Feb 2011

The renowned Dan Sultan. Photo from Spirit Festival website.

The Santos-supported Spirit Festival 2011 was held last weekend, celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through music, dance, food, writing and art. Read more

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03 Feb 2011

Barry Sheridan, winner of the Santos Desert Country competition, admiring the ‘Seven Sisters’ painting he now owns.

The Santos Desert Country competition has been drawn with Barry Sheridan of Coromandel Valley announced as the winner. Read more

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17 Jan 2011

Shakespeare has returned to Perth’s Kings Park for another summer with support from Santos, with production company Shakespeare WA bringing to life the English playwright’s romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Read more

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22 Dec 2010

Rick Wilkinson, Santos Vice President Queensland and the Hon Anna Bligh MP, Premier of Queensland, with Olafur Eliasson's The Cubic Structural Evolution Project, 2004.

‘21st Century: Art in the First Decade’, currently showing at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art, continues the award winning partnership between the Queensland Art Gallery and Santos. Read more

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18 Dec 2010

Tony Ellwood, Director Queensland Art Gallert and Gallery of Modern Art, Jane Haley, CEO, AbaF, and Rick Wilkinson, Santos VP Queensland.

STVDIO, Australia's new arts TV channel, has produced this video about 2010 AbaF Partnering Award winners Santos and Queensland Art Gallery. Read more

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12 Nov 2010

Cangie Wu, Luciana Silva, Lanair Hedger-Smith, Ron McNab and Claire Behan.

Seven Santos employees volunteered at the recent launch of the Contemporary Art Centre of SA’s latest exhibition – The New New. Read more

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09 Nov 2010

Santos staff at the Desert Country exhibition.

As the principal partner of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection, Santos is proud to support Desert Country – an exhibition that charts the 40-year evolution of the internationally acclaimed Australian desert painting movement. Read more

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29 Oct 2010

Ross Nielson, managing director, Nielson Properties (developer and manager of Santos Place); Tony Ellwood, Queensland Art Gallery director; and Rick Wilkinson, Santos’ VP Queensland.

The significant partnership between Santos and the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art received national recognition with the Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) Partnering Award. Read more

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27 Sep 2010

The Kings Park Festival celebrates people and plants in Perth’s botanic gardens.

Santos has become the major partner of the iconic Kings Park Festival, an annual celebration of people and plants in Perth’s botanic gardens. Read more

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25 Sep 2010

More than 18,000 people attended the Moon Lantern Festival in Adelaide's Elder Park

More than 18,000 people attended the Moon Lantern Festival – the free community event that is the “soul” of the OzAsia Festival, partnered by Santos. Read more

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24 Sep 2010

Tony Ellwood, Director Queensland Art Gallert and Gallery of Modern Art, Jane Haley, CEO, AbaF, and Rick Wilkinson, Santos VP Queensland.

Santos has won the Business Partnering award from the Australian Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) for Queensland, for its support of the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA). Read more

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10 Sep 2010

The main image on display in the Santos Centre, Adelaide.

Santos’ Port Bonython plant is the subject of paintings by South Australian artist Robert Habel on display in the foyer of the Santos Centre, Adelaide. Read more

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03 Sep 2010

The popular Northern Lights.

Santos won the Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) Community Award for SA for its partnership with the Adelaide Festival 2010. Read more

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23 Jul 2010

Children enjoying the Santos Artspace.

Santos recently supported the highly acclaimed Fun4Kids Festival, an annual not-for-profit event held in Warrnambool, Victoria. Read more

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10 May 2010

Women wore traditional attire in recognition of Kartini, with Lita Plautila adjudged the best dressed.

To celebrate Kartini Day in Indonesia recently, Santos’ Jakarta office staged a talk show to recognise and learn about some of Santos’ female employee, their jobs and their lives. Read more

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30 Apr 2010

Bat-wing coral tree, red bean tree © 2006. Etching by Judy Watson, Courtesy of Nomad Art Productions. Size: 33 x 24.5 cm.

Replant is an excursion through the eyes of six different artists into the remarkable world of plants in the tropical north of Australia. Read more

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01 Apr 2010

Santos is a major sponsor of INDOfest, a showcase of Indonesian culture, on this Sunday, 11 April, in Adelaide’s Rymill Park. Read more

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17 Mar 2010

Santos is supporting Palaentology Week 2010 at the South Australian Museum, which runs from 20-28 March. Read more

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15 Mar 2010

The 2009 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair.

Santos has funded a fellowship for the Indigenous Curator at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Nici Cumpston, who recently travelled through Aboriginal communities and art centres in Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory. Read more

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26 Feb 2010

Festival-goers gather for their free photo at Northern Lights.

The Adelaide Festival kicked off with two Santos-supported events: the free fireworks spectacular A Little More Light, and the popular Northern Lights attraction. Read more

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22 Feb 2010

ABC television’s Artscape program recently covered the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, of which Santos is Principal Partner. Read more

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18 Feb 2010

Santos will be the major partner for Shakespeare WA for the next three years, continuing the company's commitment to supporting the arts and contributing to areas in which it operates. Read more

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24 Nov 2009

Santos President GLNG & Queensland Rick Wilkinson (left) takes a tour of the gallery with QAG Director Tony Ellwood

Santos has committed to a major five-year partnership with Queensland’s central cultural institution, the Queensland Art Gallery, making Santos the gallery’s leading corporate partner. Read more

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14 Sep 2009

The Santos Symphony Under the Stars is a free concert that attracts audiences of 25,000

Santos and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra received the Marsh Partnering Award from the Australia Business Arts Foundation for their 10-year partnership. Read more

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