MLM supporting local arts through national sponsorship

From the Studio Floor

Ipswich-based MLM is delighted to announce a second year of sponsorship that will see a National Exhibition of the arts open its doors in Suffolk this autumn.

After its début in Bermondsey, From the Studio Floor is the second in a series of exhibitions dedicated to bringing the works of artists together and spotlighting hidden talent. With the help of MLM, the exhibition has secured a venue in the heart of Ipswich, where it will be showcasing the collective work of local artists and art lovers, who live, work or derive inspiration from the region.

Steve Oliver, Chairman, MLM Group comments: “Following on from the success of From the Studio Floor in London, we are delighted to continue our support of both established and upcoming artists. Our engagement with community-based arts projects goes back to our original sponsorship of ‘the Never Ending Mural’ and City and Guilds Undergraduate shows – and this exhibition gives us an opportunity to work again with talented professionals and post-graduates as part of our ongoing sponsorship of the Arts.”

“We are especially pleased that we have been able to bring From the Studio Floor to our hometown,” Steve continues. “MLM was founded in Ipswich and after half a century here, we have grown into an international multidisciplinary engineering, environmental and building control consultancy. We now have 14 offices throughout the UK; however our roots are firmly embedded in the town and the county of Suffolk.”

Open to the public from Friday, November 13 until Sunday, November 15, the exhibition will feature a selection of new unseen conceptual works, etchings, instillations, sculptures, drawings and paintings for the public to see. The exhibition is currently calling out for local artists to contribute and get involved with the exhibition.

Steve concluded: “The exhibition will be a fantastic event that will bring together local artists, businesses and the community. With such a rich history of arts in the area, it’s a great opportunity to showcase what the region has to offer and show that artists can produce great art, wherever they are based.”

For more information on From the Studio Floor please visit: Artists can submit artwork until 12 October 2015.

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