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XL Group Supports Irish Artists with In-house Exhibition

XL Group has today announced the list of 18 artists selected to exhibit work at its architecturally significant offices at 8 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin.

The artists selected range from undergraduate to senior artists and span 22 to 60 years in age. The artists are based in Dublin, Belfast, Galway, Sligo and Clare and include many artists of note; Alice Maher, Nick Miller, Mark Joyce and Garrett Phelan to name a few.

The work has been selected following an open submission process which saw over 500 works proposed for inclusion by 206 artists. The exhibition will run from 20 May – 3 June.

No stranger to the arts world, XL Group insures some of the leading galleries, exhibitions and art collections around the world. The Group convened a selection panel which included local art experts Sean Kissane, Curator, Exhibitions, Irish Museum of Modern Art and Rayne Booth, Programme Curator, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, along with local staff and XL Group’s Jennifer Schipf, Vice President of Fine Art & Specie.

It is anticipated that XL Group will purchase a significant number of the selected works for permanent display in its offices. Any pieces not chosen for purchase will be available for purchase to visitors.

The exhibition will be seen by XL Group staff, clients and wider stakeholders. Members of the public can view the exhibition by making a prior appointment with XL Group.

The submission process, exhibition and purchase of works is supported and managed by the non-profit organisation Business to Arts, which works across the arts and business sectors to help develop creative partnerships. 

Speaking in advance of the exhibition, Jennifer Schipf, Vice President of Fine Art & Specie with XL Group said: “We were delighted with the response of Irish artists; the volume and quality of submissions is a real endorsement of talent in Ireland today.”

Andrew Hetherington, Project Director of Business to Arts said: “We’re heartened to be seeing renewed interest by business in purchasing from artists and galleries in 2014. XL Group is leading this discussion with this open submission exhibition from which their people are involved in selecting work they love for the company to own.”


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Exhibiting Artists
Rachel Doyle, b. 1992, from Galway
Magnhild Opdøl, b. 1990, from Norway, living in Dublin
Caoimhe Kilfeather, b.1979, from Dublin
Damien Flood, b. 1979, from Dublin
David Eager Maher, b.1979, from Dublin
Niamh O’Malley, b.1975, from Mayo, living in Dublin
Gabhann Dunne, b.1975, from Dublin
Kevin Mooney, b.1973, from Dublin
Mark Cullen, b.1972, from Dublin
Jennifer Trouton, b.1972, from Belfast
Dennis McNulty, b.1970, from Galway, working in Dublin & Berlin
Mark Joyce, b.1966, from Dublin
Garrett Phelan, b.1965, from Dublin
Nick Miller, b.1962, from UK, living in Sligo
Nicola Henley, b.1960, from UK, living in Clare
Alice Maher, b.1958, from Tipperary
Anita Groener, b.1958, from Netherlands, living in Dublin
Ed Miliano, b.1954, from USA, living in Dublin

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XL has had insurance operations in Dublin since 1990 and the city was XL’s first European location. Two of its EU-regulated platforms are represented in Dublin.

In 2006, it established the first Irish-domiciled reinsurance company authorized pursuant to the EU Reinsurance Directive which gives EU-based reinsurers a passport to do business throughout the EEA.

XL Group plc has its registered office at 8 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin.

About XL Group plc

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