Travers Smith has unveiled its latest CSR art collection, which features artworks from final-year undergraduates from the University of Westminster and postgraduate students from the Royal College of Art.
This year's contemporary collection, which includes photography, sculptures, paintings and textiles, explore themes ranging from identity and female empowerment, to mental health and well-being.
Travers Smith's innovative CSR Art Programme, which is currently in its fourth year, is primarily aimed at supporting graduate artists as they transition from student life to professional practice. With a market leading professional development programme, artists are eligible for pro bono legal support, mentoring, as well as advice on PR and marketing.
In addition, the firm has once again partnered with the Serpentine Galleries, one of the most successful and influential galleries in Europe. Through this partnership, artists are given valuable insights into exhibition planning and development, as well as opportunities to meet curators and established artists.
Travers Smith will also be awarding cash prizes to winning artists, as chosen by an independent panel of judges and a firm-wide vote. Additionally, all works will also be entered into a silent auction, with all the proceeds going directly back to the students.
Travers Smith's CSR Partner Donald Lowe said: "Our CSR Art Programme has been a great success and has been enthusiastically embraced by everybody at Travers Smith, as well as our clients and visitors. We are delighted to continue our relationship with The University of Westminster and the Royal College of Art and are deeply committed to supporting emerging artistic talent."
Travers Smith CSR & Diversity Director Chris Edwards commented: "It is always exciting to see our firm's reaction to each new collection. This year's collection has already prompted lively discussions, which is fantastic to see. We continually develop our CSR Art Programme, with additional professional development and commercial opportunities being made available, and I am looking forward to working with the artists over the coming year."
Further information about the Travers Smith CSR Art Programme can be found here:
Top right: Alvin Ong - Ghost Opera
Left: Itamar Freed - Blue Flowers
Bottom right: Jake Kehar Gill - Toeing the Line