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Sir Denis MahonEssay Prize 2021

Closing date:
Friday 3rd September 2021

The Sir Denis Mahon Foundation was created by Sir Denis in his lifetime. It aims to continue his philanthropic work, his art historical research and his passionate promotion of young scholars. It promotes his art collection and lifelong work and studies to the general public, organises exhibitions, supports museums, and also endows two annual prizes for young scholars and artists, the Sir Denis Mahon Essay Prize and The Mahon Award, a drawing prize at The Royal Drawing School. In 2020, we instituted the Sir Denis Mahon Sculptural Project Grant in collaboration with City & Guilds of London Art School, another initiative to honour his memory.


Prof. Marcello Pecchioli – Library and Archive Inventory

The multi-disciplined and visionary academic, university lecturer and technological artist, Prof. Marcello Pecchioli, who sadly died on 2 February 2021 (1954-2021), has left behind an extraordinary Library and Archive in his home in Bologna, Italy, which has been painstakingly inventoried by Francesco Gonzales and Federico Margelli on behalf of The Sir Denis Mahon Foundation, under the guidance and kind collaboration of Avv. Luigi Pecchioli. The Sir Denis Mahon Foundation, which had the privilege of working with Prof. Pecchioli over the past three years, very much hopes that his Library and Archive will be an important resource for scholars and artists, and invites them to get in touch with us if they wish to consult any of the material.

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Artist in Virtual Residence

The Sir Denis Mahon Foundation is pleased to host Artists in Virtual Residence, presenting a selected single work of an artist every three months.

This month we are delighted to show “KNOW YOURSELF (THE BLACK RABBIT)”, 2019

a work by the artist Gabriele Lamberti, b. 1957

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