Sydney, 10 April 2018: Jason Benjamin and Nick Collerson are the latest Australian artists to have their work exhibited at leading law firm Clayton Utz through the firm's unique arts initiative, The Clayton Utz Art Partnership.
A five-time Archibald Prize finalist, Jason's work has attracted considerable international acclaim. Many of the 35 artworks on display at the firm's 1 Bligh Street premises were completed especially for The Clayton Utz Art Partnership exhibition. Jason's last commercial gallery exhibition in Sydney was in 2014.
Nick is a young career artist who teaches art at the National Art School and was the 2014 winner of the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize. Nick has 32 artworks on display, and for the next six months will be the firm's artist-in-residence, giving Clayton Utz people and clients the opportunity to see him at work.
Clayton Utz' Deputy CEP - Clients and Markets Bruce Cooper launched the new exhibition at a cocktail reception on 5 April, attended by the artists, their friends and family, key people in the media, arts and business community, and Clayton Utz partners, employees and clients.
Bruce said the Partnership was an opportunity for Clayton Utz to engage its people and clients in a unique, shared experience while also supporting Australian artists.
"The Clayton Utz Art Partnership continues our search for different, diverse and innovative experiences for our clients, as well as supporting Australian visual art, consistent with our status as a leading Australian firm," said Bruce.
"At the same time, the art and the artists are bringing people together, acting as a catalyst for conversations that we may not have had otherwise. Through these conversations, we are getting to know our clients better and we are building deeper, more lasting connections with them."
The new exhibition follows the inaugural exhibition featuring artists Wendy Sharpe and Clara Adolphs.
The Clayton Utz Art Partnership will soon be expanded to the firm's Melbourne office, with similar, six-monthly exhibitions featuring Australian artists at different stages of their careers.
The Clayton Utz Art Partnership is managed and curated by 3:33 Art Projects.