Support the 2020 Venice Biennale

The Venice Architecture Biennale is arguably the most important event on the international contemporary architecture calendar. Thousands of the world’s most influential architects, designers, urban planners and critics visit the Biennale, with considerable discussion and commentary in the architectural community as a direct result. The Australian Institute of Architects recognises that this event results in the advancement of architecture both domestically and internationally.

The Foundation funds the development of Australia’s entry into the Venice Biennale.

The Australian pavilion at the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale will explore connections between indigenous cultures across Australia and the South Pacific.  Architects Tristan Wong and Jefa Greenaway are the creative directors for 2020. Their proposal, titled In | Between, will be delivered in collaboration with anthropologist Elizabeth Grant, writer/producer Tim Ross, designer Aaron Puls and architecture graduate Jordyn Milliken.

The exhibition will highlight the potential of architecture to build cultural understanding between first nations peoples and others with a focus on Australia and our Pacific Island neighbours. Architecture becomes the enabler to connect, to evoke Country, to reveal layers of history and memory, and to give cultural expression, predicated on a people-centred approach to a shared humanity.  The theme seeks to embrace our diversity, rich Indigenous heritage and multiplicity of languages. It will explore how design can be a powerful form of communication which can evocatively represent Indigenous and non-Indigenous narratives.

The biennale also asks participants to consider “elevating architecture, rather than promoting it; cooperating, rather than competing; focusing on solutions rather than the problems; geographies of inclusion, rather than exclusion; and highlighting the universality of unique experiences.”

The Foundation offers you the opportunity to engage with and support Australia’s presence at the Venice International Architecture Biennale through donations to support the development and celebration of Australian architecture on a global stage.

How to support the Venice Biennale

Donation to the Foundation is simple and can be done through two methods.


  1. Make your cheque payable to The Australian Institute of Architects Foundation, quoting Venice Biennale on your correspondence. 
  2. Post to RAIA Foundation, 1/41 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Upon receiving your cheque, we will issue you with a tax receipt.

Electronic funds transfer

Account name: Australian Institute of Architects Foundation Limited
BSB: 333-025
Account number: 553 930 726
Reference: Venice, your full name and member number (if a member of the Institute)

Email us at once your transfer has been completed, which will allow us to issue you with a tax receipt.