Partners & Patrons

The National Gallery of Canada and the National Gallery of Canada Foundation wish to thank the following Partners and Patrons for their invaluable contribution towards the Canada Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2017. Their generous support was essential in securing Canada’s presence at the 57th International Art Exhibition and in the presentation of the Geoffrey Farmer exhibition.


The National Gallery of Canada Foundation would like to acknowledge the visionary support of Reesa Greenberg during the initial stages of the renovation of the Canada Pavilion and its surrounding landscape in Venice’s historic Giardini. The renewal of this exhibition space is a gift to future generations of Canadian artists, as well as to visitors from around the world.

Canadian Artists In Venice
Endowment Fund

The National Gallery of Canada Foundation gratefully acknowledges the exemplary leadership of the following individuals for their gifts to the Canadian Artists in Venice Endowment Fund, launched in 2015, in support of Canada’s artists at the Venice Biennale.

Michael & Sonja Koerner Family
Donald R. Sobey Family

Golden Lion Patrons

Audain Foundation
Jim & Susan Hill
Hal Jackman Foundation

Poile Family
Joy Thomson Fund
Robin & David Young

Canada Pavilion Patrons

Province of British Columbia
Jackie Flanagan
Killy Foundation

Albert & Temmy Latner Family Foundation
Eleanor & Francis Shen
Stonecroft Foundation for the Arts

Artist Patrons

Malcolm & Robin Anthony
Diana Billes
Drake Hotel Properties
Margaret & Jim Fleck
Brigitte & Henning Freybe
Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granovsky Gluskin
H.C. Capital
The Highbury Foundation
Jane Irwin & Ross Hill


Phil Lind
Masters Gallery Ltd
Julia & Gilles Ouellette
The Schulich Foundation
Jay Smith & Laura Rapp
Arni Thorsteinson & Susan Glass
Bruno J. Wall
The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation

Biennale Patrons

W. Bruce C. Bailey
Sandra & Leo DelZotto
Freybe-Connell Family
Glotman.Simpson Consulting Engineers
Jane Halverson & Bruno L. Vendittelli
Dick & Lois Haskayne
Richard & Donna Ivey
Bill & Sue Kidd


Vahan & Susie Kololian
The Honourable Bill Morneau and Nancy McCain
Nadir & Shabin Mohamed
Elisa Nuyten & David Dime
Michael & Inna O’Brian
Partners in Art
Carol & Morton Rapp
The Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation
Terrence & Lisa Turner
Robin Wright & Ian Reeves


Cecily & Robert Bradshaw
Pam Dinsmore
Barr Gilmore
Liza Mauer & Andrew Sheiner

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