Art Atrium director wins inaugural Multicultural Award for Arts and Culture - Art Collector

L-R: New South Wales premier Barry O'Farrell, Simon Chan and Victor Dominello MP. Photograph courtesy of Warren Duncan from the Community Relations Commission, Sydney

8 May 2013 | Simon Chan has been awarded the inaugural New South Wales Premier's Multicultural Award for Arts and Culture.

The award was presented by NSW premier Barry O'Farrell and member of parliament Victor Dominello at the NSW parliament house last week. The award recognises the achievements of an individual who has enhanced the state through promoting cultural understanding and exchange among communities of differing backgrounds.

Simon Chan is the director of Sydney gallery Art Atrium, which exhibits contemporary Australian, Asian and Aboriginal art. Chan is also a director on the board of the Australia China Art Foundation and the Aboriginal Benefits Foundation, and is a community ambassador at the Art Gallery of NSW. He has also been an avid art collector for three decades.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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