Art on show in legal setting

DLA Piper’s Sheffield office has opened its doors to a temporary art exhibition, showcasing the work of two of the city’s most promising artists - Paul Evans and Hondartza Fraga.

The exhibition has been organised in conjunction with occursus, a research group working between the University of Sheffield and Site Gallery, which explores the intersections between art, philosophy, literature and politics.

A preview of the art and a launch event was held at DLA Piper attended by members of the local business community and the artists themselves, who were on hand for a question and answer session.

The artwork, displayed around the office’s reception areas and meeting rooms, will now remain in place until October. All the pieces displayed are available for sale.

Duncan Mosley, partner at DLA Piper who has been leading the initiative said: “despite being one of the region’s largest law firms, our interests don’t stop at commercial law. We play a significant role in supporting and investing in our local communities and we believe that by working together, business and the arts can create a richer society.

“This initiative offers us the unique opportunity to support two leading Sheffield-based artists, promoting their work whilst generating awareness of the city’s artistic talent. It is vital that the private sector supports local programmes like this - the exhibition demonstrates perfectly the way in which the commercial world and the arts can collaborate, for the benefit of both worlds.”

Dr Amanda Crawley Jackson, who leads the occursus group at the University of Sheffield adds: “The event was a huge success and it is great to receive such strong support from a professional team in the city. We hope visitors to DLA Piper’s offices will enjoy the exhibition over the next few months.”

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