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Business to Art Awards 2018

KEY CONTACT(S): Tim Scanlon
DATE: 07.09.2018

For the second year running, Matheson was highly commended at the 2018 Allianz Business to Arts Awards for our support of new art at IMMA partnership. The Awards recognise businesses, artists and arts organisations that develop creative partnerships and bring businesses and the arts into mutually beneficial relationships across society and were presented by Josepha Madigan TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Tuesday, 4 September 2018. Matheson’s support of New Art at IMMA has allowed the museum to commission artists and show new work not previously exhibited at IMMA, such as Frank Bowling and Nan Goldin. The partnership was recognised under the 2018 Business to Arts Judges’ Special Recognition Award for Portfolio of Investment. Remarking on the success of the partnership, Andrea Marrinan, Corporate Development Officer at IMMA said “Matheson likes the conceptual way artists challenge society and present things in a different way. That is the kind of thinking it would like its graduates to have.”

IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) is Ireland’s national institution of contemporary and modern art. Based in its home at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, IMMA is one of the most visited free attractions in Ireland and is celebrated for its vibrant and dynamic exhibition and education programmes.   Visited by an average of 500,000 people each year, IMMA is one of Ireland’s leading cultural institutions and a key source of creativity and inspiration for visitors of all walks of life. One out of every ten IMMA visitors experiences visual art for the first time through their IMMA visit and it is hugely important to IMMA to create an enjoyable and engaging experience of contemporary art for everyone. IMMA is driven to inspire a curiosity and appreciation of Irish contemporary art amongst its audience and the wider Irish public. IMMA is the home of the National Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art. Now numbering over 3,500 works, IMMA ensures that this collection is accessible to visitors to IMMA and beyond, through exhibitions, collaborations, loans, touring partnerships and digital programmes.  Further information is available at

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