The ARTAND Foundation

The ARTAND Foundation is a not-for-profit initiative that supports creative practice in Australia. Our principal mission is to support Australian artists concentrating on education, publishing projects and professional development across creative disciplines. We partner with public institutions and artists. 

ARTAND Foundation was established in 2016 by the team who ran Art & Australia magazine from 2003-2015. We retain our back catalogue and continue to print artist books as Dott Publishing, an imprint of ARTAND Foundation / Copyright ARTAND Publishing Pty Ltd. 

What We Do

The ARTAND Foundation supports creative practice in Australia. 

After 13 years as the Publishing Editor of Art & Australia our Chairman Ms Eleonora Triguboff gifted the magazine to Melbourne University’s Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). This is one of the first actions of the ARTAND Foundation. VCA Director, Professor Su Baker and Professor Edward Colless will lead the new iteration. This act of benefaction is one of three gifts the ARTAND Foundation is proud to present.

In 2003 we established the Emerging Artist Award to nurture early career Australian artists. The collection represents the collaborative vision of the artists, with Art & Australia, NAVA and the editorial advisory board. The works travelled, in partnership with the Newcastle Art Gallery, to the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Dubbo Regional Gallery, Gippsland Art Gallery, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre and Ipswich Art Gallery, allowing regional audiences to view some of Australia’s most significant contemporary works.

To continue our support of the visual arts in regional centres, we have donated the Art & Australia library to the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)which will support the museum and its education partners Riverina TAFE, La Trobe University, Wodonga TAFE and schools. The collection comprises of more than 2,000 resources.

Chairman and Publisher

Eleonora Triguboff established a career as a sculptor in New York in the 1980s after graduating from Parsons School of Design. From 1984 to 1994 Eleonora exhibited with Art et Industrie with work travelling across the United States, Europe and Japan. In 2003 after emigrating to Sydney, Australia she became publisher and editor-in-chief of Art & Australia. In this role, she developed initiatives such as the Art & Australia/Credit Suisse Private Bank Contemporary Art Award and the Gertrude Contemporary and Art & Australia Emerging Writers Program.

As an extension of her support of writers and artists Eleonora established Dott Publishing in 2008 which focuses on the production of limited edition art books, many of which feature specially commissioned artworks created specifically for each project. This imprint is an important arm of the ARTAND Foundation a not-for-profit initiative est. 2015 dedicated to nurturing creative talent in Australia. To date we have had the pleasure of producing 11 art books including 'Current: contemporary art from Australia and New Zealand', 2008, 'The Nightingale and the Rose' a collaboration with artist Del Kathryn Barton, 2012 and 'Artist's Choice', 2016.

Since 2008 to present Eleonora has acted as a government appointed Trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and is on the board of the Sydney Modern Project, AGNSW. Eleonora sits on the advisory board of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy.