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Artists appointed to create award pieces for Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2020

06 Dec 2019

Artists appointed to create award pieces for Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2020

Arts & Business Northern Ireland is delighted to be working with local artists Martin Cameron and Laura Breen, of Cameron and Breen, who won the recent commission to design and create the Awards pieces for the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2020. Martin and Laura, contemporary Irish goldsmiths based in Randalstown, Co. Antrim, founded Cameron and Breen in 2018 after having both graduated from the University of Ulster Belfast School of Art. They have received awards from The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths London for their work, and a combined interest in sculptural silversmithing has influenced their joint transition into couture jewellery.

Cameron and Breen’s final Awards pieces for the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2020 will be unveiled at the Awards ceremony which will take place in January 2020.

Mary Nagele, Chief Executive, Arts & Business Northern Ireland said: “the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards are about celebrating the creativity of the local arts and business community. It is important to support local artists in the commissioning of these Awards pieces. We are particularly delighted to offer this year’s commission to the highly talented Cameron & Breen. Their work is really stunning; we are really looking forward to unveiling the final pieces at the awards ceremony in January”

Commenting on winning the commission, Martin Cameron and Laura Breen of Cameron and Breen said “Having only recently founded Cameron & Breen in 2018 we are extremely grateful for the outside support networks who have encouraged us in our own business start-up. We are therefore delighted and privileged to be able to create these awards for Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards which celebrate Northern Irish innovation.”

This design commission has been made possible with the support of JTI.

Image: Artists Martin Cameron and Laura Breen, of Cameron and Breen

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