New Art at IMMA Partnership

New Art at IMMA Partnership

New Art at IMMA, proudly supported by Matheson, will showcase best emerging talent.

In April 2015, Matheson announced a major three-year partnership supporting New Art at The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). The relationship sees the firm supporting approximately ten exhibitions per year at IMMA.

The first exhibition supported under this innovative new partnership was a solo exhibition by UK artist Karla Black, regarded as one of the pioneering contemporary artists of her generation. Other Matheson-sponsored New Art projects since 2015 include Etel Adnan, What We Call Love, Chloe Dewe Matthews, Grace Weir, Jaki Irvine and Emily Jacir. This commitment will enable the commissioning of new work by IMMA.

Investing in talented lawyers and creating an environment which allows them to realise their potential are core values of Matheson. IMMA shares the same values as the firm, and this new partnership aims to allow IMMA to expand its investment in and nurturing of new and emerging talent in modern art.

“One out of every eight IMMA visitors experiences visual art for the first time through their IMMA visit.”

IMMA is committed to supporting remarkable emerging artists to make exciting new work through a dynamic series of commissions, projects and group exhibitions. IMMA curators work closely with some of the most exciting and internationally significant young artists working today, artists like Tino Seghal, Duncan Campbell, Haroon Mirza and Isobel Nolan, to support new developments in their work. New Art at IMMA, proudly supported by Matheson, will allow IMMA to continue to support this vital work in a strand of programming that recognises and nurtures new talents, new thinking and new forms of exhibition-making.

Matheson partner Tim Scanlon has been appointed to IMMA’s Board of Directors, effective since January 2016.

IMMA is Ireland’s national institution of contemporary and modern art. Based in its home at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, IMMA is celebrated for its vibrant and dynamic exhibition and education programmes. It is the home of the national collection of modern and contemporary art. Now numbering over 3,500 works, IMMA ensure that this collection is accessible to visitors through exhibitions, collaborations, loans, touring partnerships and digital programmes. Further information is available at

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