Philanthropist and Lawyer, John Gallagher regards visual and performing arts as key to shaping strong economies and vibrant communities.
Founder and Director of Argon Law, John has over 30 years’ experience in the field of law. He has also been moulded by the arts, fondly recalling his sense of delight, curiosity and inspiration when visiting galleries from childhood to adulthood.
John acknowledges the enormous privilege we have on the Sunshine Coast to have open access to public art and public galleries, and actively supports their influence and advancement.
We are grateful to Argon Law for their significant support as a funding partner to the Caloundra Regional Gallery’s prestigious Sunshine Coast Art Prize.
Ferre De Deyne
Ferre de Deyne is a pioneer of the Sunshine Coast arts community. A founding member of the Sunshine Coast Art Prize in 2006, Ferre believes that creative arts is at the foundation of a healthy community.
As owner operator and managing director of the iconic Big Kart Track for over 30 years, he has also been involved with Caloundra Tourism, Sunshine Coast Tourism Board and the SunnyKids Board. Ferre currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation.
The De Deyne family continues to be generous philanthropists in the community, and we are appreciative of their ongoing support of the Sunshine Coast Art Prize.
Caloundra Chamber of Commerce
The Caloundra Chamber of Commerce is an active organisation committed to supporting the local business community. In recognition of the power of the arts, this dynamic group has been a long-time funding supporter of the Sunshine Coast Art Prize People’s Choice award.
Our sincere thanks to the Chamber for their continued support.