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JN Projects

JN Projects

JN Projects

Judith Neilson Projects is a benevolent arts organisation established by Dr Judith Neilson AM

Judith Neilson is an Australian philanthropist, best-known for building one of the world’s most significant collections of Chinese contemporary art which is displayed at her White Rabbit Gallery in Sydney.

She maintains a long-standing interest in architecture and a range of humanitarian causes. She has endowed a Chair of Architecture at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) which leads research into innovative housing solutions for people displaced by natural disasters and conflict.

Judith Neilson’s motivating belief is that the arts and architecture make a vital global contribution to humanity and should be accessible to all – in all the world’s places and cultures.

JN Projects aims to contribute to the expansion of creative ideas in the visual and performing arts and architecture.

Judith Neilson’s cultural entities and projects include:

Phoenix Central Park

Judith Neilson envisioned a space in which architecture and interior design as well as the visual and performing arts would each enhance and embrace the other for an immersive total experience – a ‘gesamtkunstwerk’, or ‘total work of art’.

Performances at Phoenix Central Park will be diverse and eclectic; audiences can expect anything from the classics to experimental music – from solo piano recitals to opera, from contemporary dance to poetry readings, and from chamber music to edgy performance art.

The building, by Durbach Block Jaggers and John Wardle Architects, includes a gallery, a central garden, and an intimate performance space.

JN Architecture

JN Projects Architecture is a collection of landmark investments in urban architectural innovation by Judith Neilson.

White rabbit collection view inside the dangrove facility

White Rabbit Collection

With a focus on works created since the year 2000, the White Rabbit Collection is a document of social and artistic change in twenty-first century China.
White Rabbit Collection is housed at Dangrove, a purpose-built and state-of-the-art storage facility and research centre in Sydney, Australia designed by celebrated architect, Alec Tzannes. Maintained with the collection is the Judith Neilson/White Rabbit Collection archive, an extensive and growing collection of artists’ own archival materials and artefacts, exhibition catalogues, documentation of studio visits and artist interviews. The White Rabbit Collection Research Library contains both scholarly and generalist books, journals, catalogues and monographs. These examine Chinese artists and art history within the contexts of Chinese history, culture, sociology, politics and philosophy.

Judith Neilson Philanthropy

Judith Neilson Philanthropy

Judith Neilson is a patron, adviser and benefactor to a diverse range of charities that help vulnerable people in Australia and around the world.

Judith supports a number of causes targeting slavery, homelessness, children’s health, affordable housing, climate change and food scarcity along with a long-standing interest in architecture and design. Judith feels that the opportunity to work within these areas will provide a powerful force for change in the lives of vulnerable people around the world

JN Institute

The Judith Neilson Institute champions quality journalism and storytelling in Australia and around the world through grants, practical education programs and events with global leaders that will enlighten, provoke and inspire.
The Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas was established in late 2018 when philanthropist Judith Neilson committed at least $100 million to create a centre for journalism, based in Australia but with global reach and ambition.