The Clayton Utz Art Partnership
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.
Current Sydney Exhibition
Fiona Lowry and Dean Brown
In the seventh exhibition of 'The Clayton Utz Art Partnership', we're delighted to be featuring artworks by two Sydney based artists, Fiona Lowry and Dean Brown.
Artist Fiona Lowry is known for her contemporary renderings of two traditional genres; landscape and portraiture. Using her signature airbrush technique the artist both abstracts our view and summons a distinct other-worldly atmosphere. As one of Australia’s leading artists, Lowry is best known for her skill in evoking the beauty of her subjects laced with a sense of foreboding. Sensuous and cryptic, her large-scale canvasses are a beguiling point of entry into a world where we consider the magnanimous force of the Australian bush, its mysticism and the human parallels of a fecund physical form and a complex inner world.
Dean Brown is a painter and printmaker known for his formal rendering of figures and objects that contain a characteristic stillness and speak to moments in time. In Brown’s paintings, there are two central components: the form and its shadow. Like a sundial, the shadow is cast onto vacant space and endows presence and drama onto the subject, creating a noir-like theatricality unique to still life painting. Brown’s works are bold but they realise time in a way that is steady and quiet.