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A special thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

We are incredibly thankful for our sponsors and courageous supporters of peace with justice. The Sydney Peace Foundation relies on the support of kind individuals and organisations, and we truly could not continue without your help!

We gratefully acknowledge our Partners in Peace:

The Sydney Peace Foundation is a not-for-profit Foundation established at the University of Sydney in 1998. The Foundation is grateful for the University’s in-kind services and proud of our strong connection.

The University of Sydney was founded in 1850 and is Australia’s leading higher education and research University. It has more than 3,000 academic staff, more than 50,000 students from over 130 countries, and over 270,000 alumni, including prime ministers, Nobel laureates, Oscar winners, business leaders, medical pioneers, artists, and intellectual activists. Their cutting-edge research reaches across disciplinary barriers to find unique solutions to improve and transform our lives.

The City of Sydney has demonstrated its commitment to the Sydney Peace Foundation since 2000, and we are very grateful for its dedicated support of the Foundation and the Sydney Peace Prize.

The City is committed to ensuring a socially just and sustainable future based on tolerance, compassion, social justice and nonviolence. As beautiful as it is dynamic, the City of Sydney is the commercial, financial and cultural heart of Australia and an active player in the world economy. Sydney as one of the world’s most liveable cities and leading business and leisure destinations. Both visitors and Sydneysiders benefit from the reassurance that Sydney flourishes in a climate of ‘peace’.

We are so grateful to have the support of Virgin Australia, who have generously sponsored the flights to bring this year’s Sydney Peace Prize recipients to Sydney.

Virgin Australia is part of a very big family, the Virgin Group. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Group has become one of the most highly respected global brand names of the 21st century.

Since the establishment of its first company, Virgin Records, Virgin has created more than 300 branded companies worldwide, employing approximately 50,000 people, in 30 countries. These companies operate in sectors ranging from mobile telephony to transportation, travel, financial services, media, music and fitness and, of course, the soon to be launched space tourism operation, Virgin Galactic.

And our event sponsors:

Zapstars Productions is an integrated, creative event service hub. They are the complete package – event specialists and suppliers as one. If you’re an event planner, you’ll find everything you need to create an event. Zapstars Productions with its years of collective experience in the industry will work with you to set up the optimum audio-visual and production solutions for your event.The highly efficient staff can handle the full spectrum of events and equipment installations.

Zapstars will once again be providing the AV for the 2017 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture.

33 Creative is proudly Aboriginal owned and always values-driven. 33 Creative believes in the power of positive messages, constructive communication and ethical intentions. 33 Creative is built on three ethos – engage, inspire, empower – as their guideline to create media, communications and events for all.

Zoë Pook Jewellery creates ethical wedding rings, unique engagement rings and beautiful bespoke commissions. Zoë, as a classically trained jeweler, believes that attention to detail is first and foremost. She uses traditional tools alongside modern techniques to create beautiful and durable pieces.

Zoë trained for 2 years at the Sir John Cass Department of Art and Design at London Metropolitan University during which time she won a Goldsmiths’ Company design award and a merit award from The British Jewellers’ Association. Prior to that she undertook various specialty courses in the UK and Australia, and developed her skills working for well-known jewellers in London.

Zoe will generously donate another stunning piece of ethical, bespoke jewellery to this year’s Sydney Peace Prize silent auction.

Looking for a guilt-free luxury eco escape? A secluded hideaway in a uniquely designed eco home, surrounded by acres of rainforest, clean crisp air and escarpment views awaits you at Barrengarry Hideaway.

Barrengarry Hideaway is shared with an abundance of birds and local native wildlife, making it a wonderful setting to embrace country life in a sustainable environment.

Located right at the gateway to Morton National Park and only a few minutes’ drive to the Kangaroo Valley village, should you wish to wander outside the serenity of Barrengarry Hideaway, there are plenty of sights and activities to enjoy for both adults and children alike. Perfect for a romantic getaway, relaxing break with family and friends, or simply some alone time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, you will find what you are looking for at Barrengarry Hideaway.

We are thrilled to have Barrengarry Hideaway’s support of the Sydney Peace Prize silent auction for a second year in a row

Vibe Hotels, part of the TFE Hotel brand, emphasises creating a social space for new comers to this vibrant city.

Vibe Hotels are lifestyle hotels designed to connect guests with their fellow travelers, other guests, that inner health nut or their own creativity. Each has spaces and experiences that allow guests to connect, with inspired interior design in bright rooms and cool communal areas, drink and dine offerings that emphasis what’s fresh, plus connected conferencing spaces.

Vibe Hotels will generously provide accommodation for the 2017 Sydney Peace Prize delegation.

Victoria’s Blooms can create the perfect floral arrangements for all occasions. Be it corporate and private events or the perfect bridal bouquet, Victoria’s Blooms has a wide range of fresh flowers and inspiring arrangements to suit your needs from traditional to contemporary. It offers all the floral finishing touches that will make your event truly unique and captivating.

Vicky (the florist) has been helping brides create what they envision their wedding flowers to be for about 20 years. Vicky is incredibly passionate about what she does and her attention to detail and dedication will ensure that your event will be a day that is talked about for years to come.

Victoria’s Blooms will once again generously provide the gorgeous center pieces and flower arrangements for the 2017 Sydney Peace Prize Gala Dinner.

Iranti Art Gallery proudly sells and promotes Aboriginal Art sourced from Central Australian Aboriginal Artists.

Venita, the gallery’s owner, believes that by promoting Artists and selling their art at realistic prices that everyone can afford, we may all better understand the history of the land and the importance that it has to the Aboriginal people.

We are very grateful to Venita for commissioning beautiful artworks for the Sydney Peace Prize silent auction.

Love Supreme Pizza – at 180 Oxford St Paddington – are all about the love, genuine love, as they have shown in offering their support to the Sydney Peace Foundation in any way they can and asking for not even a mention in return. “Emotional Pizza for One and All.”
The Foundation would like to thank Love Supreme for providing their scrumptious gourmet pizzas for the Sydney Peace Prize recipient, performers, and volunteers, backstage at the last few City of Sydney Peace Prize Lectures.

Home to heavenly scents and natural, unpreserved ingredients, LUSH has been making beautifully handcrafted bath and body products since its foundation in 1995. To pamper yourself with all-natural, cruelty-free fresh cosmetics, head into LUSH today to try their handmade soaps, shampoos, bath bombs and face masks.

Lush believe in making products from fresh organic fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics, and in buying ingredients only from companies that do not commission test on animals and in testing products on humans.

Lush has generously donated prizes for the Sydney Peace Prize silent auction.

James Squire, is a convict credited with the first cultivation of hops and the first brewery in Australia, in 1798. The James Squire range of beers are made at the Malt Shovel Brewery and owned by Lion.

James Squire was a charming rogue, a rule breaker, an explorer who had a thirst to taste all life had to offer. The unexpected, the interesting, the different. The bitter and the sweet. If there’s one lesson to take away from this convict turned butcher, turned baker, turned Australia’s first brewer its this, there’s a big world out there full of friends you haven’t met yet, flavours you haven’t tried and places you are yet to step upon.

James Squire will once again sponsor the beer for the Sydney Peace Prize Gala Dinner.

Three Piece Suite is a string trio of long-standing professional musicians, friends and colleagues based in Sydney, with Rachel Westwood on violin, Valmai Coggins on viola, and Deborah Coogan on cello.

Three Piece Suite has generously donated prizes for the Sydney Peace Prize silent auction.