The Clayton Utz Art Partnership - Melbourne
The Clayton Utz Art Partnership brings together a unique collaboration between two outstanding Australian artists and our firm.
Read more about this collaboration in an article recently published in Issue 43 of Artist Profile.
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.
Artists: Graeme Drendel and Belynda Henry
Graeme Drendel has been painting professionally for over thirty years. This significant exhibition showcases works produced from the 1980’s through to the present, throughout the artist’s explorations in various styles, media and techniques. Following the publication of the detailed monograph Graeme Drendel by Gavin Fry in 2016 and Drendel’s major survey exhibition ‘Silos + Silence’ held at Mildura Regional Gallery in early 2017, this is an exceptional opportunity to view a large overview of works by this prolific and highly regarded artist. Graeme is Victorian born and an Archibald Prize finalist.
Belynda Henry is widely renowned for her luscious and ethereal paintings of the landscape in which she is immersed. At the heart of Henry’s vibrant and evocative work is her deep connection to and respect for the wonders of the natural world, the essence of which she poignantly captures in each breathtaking scene. Drawn from her own experience of life surrounded by spectacular Australian bushland, Henry also derives great inspiration from her extensive travels around the world.