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BP celebrates centenary in Australia

Global petroleum company BP has a proud history of operations in Australia and in 2019 the company celebrates its centenary.

To mark the milestone, BP has commissioned six established and emerging artists from around the country whose inspired artworks will form an exhibition representing BP’s contribution to Australia across the decades.    

“Our Australian story has many layers and our business has evolved and grown greatly over the years,” said BP Australia President, Andy Holmes. “We’re thrilled to have six diverse and talented artists to help bring our story to life.”

From beginnings as a single fuel depot in Western Australia in 1919, BP now touches the lives of millions of Australians every day. Through the centenary artists program, the company aims to represent the far and wide regions of the country, offering a glimpse of the role BP has played – and continues to play – in advancing energy in Australia. 

“For 100 years BP has delivered energy for heat, power and transportation," said Holmes.

"A lot has changed during this time, but one thing remains the same: BP is committed to meeting the ever-changing needs of busy Australians in a safe, innovative and sustainable way," he said.

After nearly three months of work, the finished BP centenary artworks are now ready to be revealed. They will be displayed at events in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Perth over the coming months.

Last month, BP launched Couchfood.

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