Bishop Fleming are sponsoring the new Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism exhibition, The New American Painting, at the Royal West of England Academy.
The exhibition, running from 8th December to the 3rd March, brings world class art to the city of Bristol and to the UK.
The firm, which delivers accounting, tax, corporate restructuring and advisory services to businesses and private wealth advice to individuals, are thrilled to be sponsoring such a unique exhibition.
Bishop Fleming will be entering their centenary year in 2019 where they will focus on their continuation of supporting the regions and local communities they work in by embracing opportunities such as this.
Andrew Sandiford, Managing Partner at Bishop Fleming said: “Sponsoring this exhibition was such an exciting opportunity for us, and being able to help deliver this artwork to the amazing city of Bristol was an honour. All of the regions we work in across the South West and West Midlands are so important to us that it is great when we get opportunities like this to give something back and help bring something new to the region.”
The Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism brings together works by Irvin and the major abstract artists that inspired him such as, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Sam Francis and Adolph Gottlieb from UK collections and works by Grace Hartigan and Jack Tworkov on loan from the USA.
Kate Foster, Head of Development, RWA said: “As a gallery with only 1.5% of our funding secured each year, attracting sponsorship and other investment is essential for us to be able to continue to be able to bring world-class art to Bristol. Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism is the first major retrospective of Irvin’s work and we’re expecting lots of visitors to the RWA. I’m looking forward to our first partnership with Bishop Fleming and very pleased that they have come on board to sponsor the exhibition”.
Bishop Fleming is a Top 30 accountancy firm in the UK. The firm is currently 26th in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies To Work For rankings and the highest placed professional services firm in the South West. It has recently been awarded Gold status by Investor in Customers in its latest survey of clients and people.
Celebrating their centenary year in 2019, Bishop Fleming have already pledged to raise £100,000 for local charities and have launched this campaign with the announcement as title sponsors of the 2019 Bath Half Marathon with 100 runners from across their 7 offices participating in the event.