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Matheson Renews Partnership with IMMA to Support Irish Artists

KEY CONTACT(S): Tim Scanlon
DATE: 11.09.2018

Matheson has announced that it will continue its partnership with The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). Having commenced in 2015, the successful relationship between the two organisations will focus on ‘Irish Art at IMMA’ over the course of 2018 / 19.

The partnership with IMMA will see Matheson proudly support a series of Irish artists and Irish art events over the 12 month period across a range of activities.

The ‘Irish Art at IMMA’ series is currently featuring the work of Brian O’Doherty entitled ‘Language and Space’ until September 16th. From October, a major retrospective of the work of Mary Swanzy, Ireland’s first modernist, will be exhibited until February 2019 with further exhibitions of Irish artists such as Walker & Walker, Fergus Martin and Janet Mullarney to take place over 2018/19. More information on the schedule of activity can be found on the IMMA website here.

Commenting on the partnership extension, Tim Scanlon, Matheson Partnership Chairman said;

We are delighted to continue our association with IMMA. At Matheson, we strive to make a meaningful contribution to our community and our relationship with IMMA has helped us to realise this.”

IMMA Head of Audiences and Development Aoife Flynn commented:

Above all else IMMA is committed to supporting artists’ work, and we are indebted to visionary partners like Matheson who work with us to support the development of contemporary art in Ireland. As contemporary visual arts strengthen in Ireland, artists’ work is increasingly recognised on the international stage, as well as making an invaluable contribution to contemporary Irish society. Matheson is the ideal partner to support us in this aim, given their strong Irish roots and their international outlook.

Matheson has worked with IMMA since 2015 to support some of the most exciting and internationally significant young artists working today. Highly commended at the 2018 Allianz Business to Arts Awards, between 2015 and 2018 the partnership has to date supported over 50 artists and enabled works by artists including Scottish sculptor and Turner Prize nominee (2011) Karla Black; Irish artist Brian Maguire; Lebanese artist Etel Adnan; British photographer Chloe Dewe Matthews; Irish artist Grace Weir; and new commissions by leading Irish artists including Turner Prize winner (2014) Duncan Campbell, Jaki Irvine and Alan Butler. Matheson has also supported major exhibitions at IMMA by established and international artists such as Rodney Graham, and Frank Bowling.

Pictured above (L-R) are Tim Scanlon, Matheson Partnership Chairman; Aoife Flynn, IMMA Head of Audiences and Development; and Sean Kissane, Curator at IMMA.

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