The Artist's Commission

Artist Claire Mooney Commissioned to Create the Allianz Arts & Business NI 2019 Awards Pieces

"I’m a jeweller, silversmith and artist based near Annalong; at the foot of the Mourne Mountains. I have recently graduated from Ulster University, specialising in Silversmithing and Jewellery and am currently on an MA course in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies. Rural life, local heritage and the landscapes I grew up around have a strong influence on my practice, something I show through varied texture and form in my metalwork. I often use organic forms and shapes while juxtapositions of materials and finishes are used as a language to portray ideas and challenge perceptions of material value.

Being given the opportunity to produce the Arts & Business NI awards for 2019 is something I am immensely thankful for. As a recent graduate in the arts sector I understand the importance of relationships between arts and business organisations and these are something well worth celebrating."

Claire Mooney


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