Global law firm Clyde & Co has awarded its 2016 Sydney Art Award to Hannah Pembroke.
The Clyde & Co Australia Art Awards are part of the firm's global community art project which aims to foster the talent of graduating art students and ease their transition from art school into the commercial art world. The project provides students with the opportunity to showcase and sell their selected works, as well as ongoing pro bono legal advice from Clyde & Co lawyers relating to their professional lives.
This year, 12 artists were selected from the National Art School, Sydney College of the Arts and UNSW Art & Design to exhibit artworks in the firm's Sydney office. A committee of seven staff and an external adviser decides on the winners.
Hannah grew up in Sydney and the NSW Snowy Mountains. She has recently completed her studies at the National Art School and is now temporarily living in Canada. Her winning artwork 'Still Steal' is an acrylic on canvas.
Highly Commended went to Sydney artist Adeline Musters from the Sydney College of the Arts for her piece 'A Permanent Place' which is a metallic photographic print mounted on diabond.
The Clyde & Co Art Award also includes a staff choice award which this year went to Daniel Grosz, also from the Sydney College of Arts. Daniel's artwork, 'Ketzev I' is an oil on canvas.
Their works will be exhibited in our Sydney office during 2016. At the end of the year the firm facilitates a silent auction of the year's collection. The artists receive the full value of the successful bids and a payment for having their artworks on display in the Sydney office.
The Clyde & Co Perth office will be hosting its Art Awards in May.
Photo: Daniel Grosz, Clyde & Co consultant Oscar Shub and Adeline Musters.