On July 1st, the doors of the prestigious London’s city law firm Clyde & Co. will open for the final view of the winners of the 2015 Art Awards.
This is the first time the international firm has hosted such an occasion, which was initiated by the 40 successful students. The event, entitled ‘Progression’, will enable visitors to view the artworks in the workplace setting of the architect challenging St. Botolphs buildings. The Clyde & Co. Art Awards are now in their fifth year and the selected 2015 award winning works range from 5 of the London Art Schools including: University of the Arts campuses Chelsea, Camberwell, Central St Martins and Wimbledon, and for the first time City & Guilds of London Art School.
Michael Boitier, the organiser of the Awards, commented: ‘As each year passes, I continue to find myself totally unprepared for the quality of work created by final year Fine Art undergraduates. This year has proved to be no exception. The value of arts and culture within a corporate environment is exemplified by the Clyde & Co LLP Awards. The artists in the 2015/16 collection will have an impact on the future of our economy, health, society and education. I look forward not only to working with them but also watching their careers develop over the coming years.’
The awards were established to support graduates at that important intersection of graduating and showcasing work in a business context. ‘The Clyde & Co Art Award aims to ease the transition from art school to the commercial art world – a stepping stone to a professional career. It provides art graduates with an idea of what is it to be a practicing artist outside of an art school and an opportunity to enter into dialogue with the corporate community and those that work within it. Clyde & Co is delighted to display fresh, contemporary artwork which engages our staff and clients and support the art graduates in as many ways as we can. The art within our working environment enhances and enriches our lives‘, said Uma Akther and Louise Zekaria, Clyde & Co LLP.
At the event Amanda Jenkins, Associate Dean at UAL, will chair a session where awardees describe their progress since graduation and potential buyers can view the works prior to their auction on the company’s website. A brochure detailing each of the 70 works can be accessed at: www.artawards.clydeco.com. Guide prices are provided with the opportunity to bid for work from the exciting emerging talent of the London graduate art scene.
Please join us for this event which provides a unique setting to view graduate artwork.
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