Clayton Utz and the Arts
Clayton Utz has a number of exciting initiatives that demonstrate our pride as an Australian firm committed to the cultural sector, and the broader creative communities in which we live and work.
A great artist sees what others don't, and then is brave enough to share that by creating something new that moves, provokes, and inspires others.
That sounds pretty confident, incisive and engaging to us.
It's no wonder we're drawn to Australia's thinkers and creators, who make connections, and imagine what could be. And we're proud of what we're achieving together in three exciting projects.
The Clayton Utz Art Partnership
The Clayton Utz Art Partnership brings together a unique collaboration between two outstanding Australian artists and our firm.
Each exhibition presents an opportunity to showcase the work of two contemporary artists in the offices of Clayton Utz. Our exhibition space offers a unique visual art experience for clients to get up close and personal with an amazing array of artwork. The uniquely curated program allows both artists to explore and display their work in one of Australia's leading corporate environments. Guests visiting the exhibition will have an opportunity to explore the artwork in an intimate and innovative environment.
Complementing the exhibition is an Artist-in-Residence experience within the Clayton Utz offices. This opportunity provides both artists and Clayton Utz a collaborative platform to explore the artistic process and allows us and our clients exclusive access to the artist and the creative process.
The Clayton Utz Art Partnership is a truly exciting initiative and demonstrates our pride as an Australian firm committed to the cultural sector, and the broader creative communities in which we live and work. We hope you enjoy being part of it.
Our current exhibition features five-time Archibald Prize finalist Jason Benjamin and young career artist Nick Collerson.
Australian String Quartet
Clayton Utz has forged an exciting, selective partnership with the Australian String Quartet (ASQ).
The ASQ's members ‒ violinists Dale Barltrop and Francesca Hiew, violist Stephen King and cellist Sharon Draper ‒ are globally recognised for their musical talent, and their commitment to mixing the classical with the modern, the old world and the new, and even traditional instruments with the unconventional.
As the ASQ's NSW and Victorian Touring Partner, we're proud to support the ASQ's mission to create chemistry, amplify intimacy, and connect people with string quartet music, across Australia and the world we're both at major venues, as well as more intimate settings.
Clayton Utz Art Award
The Clayton Utz Art Award is an initiative to source, encourage and reward emerging artists.
Open to Queensland-based artists or artists with a strong connection to the state, the Clayton Utz Art Award offers a $10,000 winner's prize and exhibition space for the finalists. Over the last decade we've attracted some of Queensland's finest talent, a cross-section of cutting-edge artists working in a wide variety of art forms united by their contemporary concepts and creative experimental mediums.
Entries for the Award open in July of each year, through to mid-August, with the winner being announced in September.
See details of the 2017 winner here.