The Sir Denis Mahon Foundation

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 three annual prizes for young scholars and artists, the Sir Denis Mahon Essay Prizethe Mahon Award, a drawing prize at The Royal Drawing School, and the Sir Denis Mahon Sculptural Project Grant in collaboration with City & Guilds of London Art School.


The Trustees of The Sir Denis Mahon Foundation have the great pleasure to announce that The Winners of the 2021-2022 SIR DENIS MAHON SCULPTURAL PROJECT GRANT AT CITY & GUILDS OF LONDON ART SCHOOL are: Morgan Edwards, Robert Heffernan, Imogen Long.


In the picture: a graphic composition by the artist Leonardo Passeri (born 1982) showing a detail of “Saint Roch giving Alms” by Annibale Carracci (1587-1595) in the collection of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden, Germany.

Please consider making a one-off donation to The Sir Denis Mahon Foundation and its activities.

We are a registered charity and all donations, of whatever size, would directly support our educational and exhibition programmes.
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The Etruscan Gallery with the tomb of the Matausni © Musei Reali Turin

The Reopening of the Archaeological Gallery of the Royal Museums of Turin

On February 19th2022, the Archaeological Gallery of the Royal Museums of Turin reopened its doors to the public after lengthy restoration work, making accessible once again one of Europe’s most important historical collections. Over 1,000 works have been selected for display, some for the very first time, to represent the magnificent 30,000-strong collection, begun by the House of Savoy and enriched by over four hundred years of subsequent discoveries by scholars and explorers.


Cellular Grid
2017, Coloured silicone on canvas, 120 x 100 cm

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 Cellular Grid, a work by the artist Vittorio Valente.


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