Belfast artist Mark McGreevy is the latest artist to have his work displayed in the office space of law firm Pinsent Masons, thanks to a unique partnership with contemporary arts venue the MAC.
Through the partnership the MAC presents a series of art works each year to Pinsent Masons. The work is then exhibited in their offices and brings a taster to clients and visitors of the world-class art that can be experienced daily in the MAC’s galleries. Pinsent Masons’ law firm is based in one of the city’s most prestigious office blocks, The Soloist, at the Waterfront area.
Senior Curator at the MAC Hugh Mulholland carefully selects the artwork each year in collaboration with Pinsent Masons and this year the featured artist is Belfast based Mark McGreevy whose most recent work is currently on exhibit at the MAC.
Hugh Mulholland welcomed the partnership between the two organisations: “The MAC has a responsibility to introduce the work of artists to new audiences and environments beyond the gallery and to encourage cultural collaboration across all sectors. Our relationship with Pinsent Masons has proven to be a mutually beneficial relationship for both parties and has provided invaluable support to the individual artist whose work will delight Pinsent Masons staff and clients for the coming year.”
Pinsent Masons’ Managing Partner Andrea McIlroy-Rose explained the rationale behind the partnership: “People lead busy lives, but art enhances wellbeing and inspires creative thinking. The Soloist is an outstanding space so if visitors have time we encourage them to take a few moments, put the phone in their pocket and relax with a self-guided tour. The MAC’s ambition and international outlook resonates strongly with our own values, and we feel this unique partnership enriches the client and visitor experience at Pinsent Masons.”
Mark McGreevy is a graduate of Ulster University, Belfast. He has had numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His latest exhibition Flop Sweat is currently on exhibit at the MAC until 13 October. McGreevy is the recipient of many awards including the Suki Tea Prize, Arts Council of Ireland Bursary Awards, and Arts Council NI SIAP award. He has been shortlisted for prestigious art prizes such as The AIB Award and BOC Emerging Artist Award and has participated on artist residency programmes at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Mayo and previously held a membership studio at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin. His work is held in both public and private collections.
The photo features Pinsent Masons’ Managing Partner Andrea McIlroy-Rose and Hugh Mulholland from the MAC.