Quentin Bell, Fulham pottery plate (1980s), painted, 26 cm
CAS News 30 Mar 2022 By CAS Team

23 CAS donated works showcased at York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery has opened the second leg of the exhibition Beyond Bloomsbury: Life, Love, and Legacy, 4 March – 5 June 2022, in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery,…

Tenacity Serves the Warrior Well
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Contemporary Art Society has acquired two paintings by Charmaine Watkiss for Abbot Hall, Lakeland Arts.

“Having my works acquired by the Contemporary Art Society for placement at Abbot Hall affirms that as an artist my work has a wider cultural value. I am pleased that…

Steph Huang: Everything and Nothing Installation // mother's tankstation
Friday Dispatch 24 Mar 2022 By CAS Team

Steph Huang: Everything and Nothing

mother’s tankstation The question of what is home, rather than where, is one that Steph Huang probes in her first solo exhibition. Home, belonging and identity, are concepts balanced with…

Photo credit: Edmund Clark // Pictures for Purpose
CAS News 23 Mar 2022 By CAS Team

Support for Ukraine 🇺🇦

In light of the recent humanitarian crisis, the CAS would like to direct your attention to the work of several visual arts organisations who have created valuable initiatives to raise…

Ali Cherri, Photograph: National Gallery, London
Friday Dispatch 18 Mar 2022 By CAS Team

National Gallery, Ali Cherri’s If you prick us, do we not bleed?

Ali Cherri is the second artist in residence at the National Gallery, completing his time there with this display, just as we enter the third year of the pandemic, and while the world watches in horror as Ukraine defends itself against a brutal Russian invasion.

Image credit: Eddie Otchere
CAS News 16 Mar 2022 By CAS Team

Glenn Brown, CBE hosts unique fundraising event for the Contemporary Art Society, raising over £130,000 at the inaugural event at the new Brown Collection.

Internationally renowned artist Glenn Brown hosted an elegant and beautiful fundraising evening at his new museum space in Marylebone; the Brown Collection with a starry committee and guest list including:

Courtesy of Austin/Desmond Fine Art in collaboration with l’étrangère
Friday Dispatch 11 Mar 2022 By CAS Team

Fragile at Austin/Desmond Fine Art in collaboration with l’étrangère, London

Photograph of Ladi Kwali taken by W.A. Ismay. Image courtesy of York Museums Trust (York Art Gallery)
Friday Dispatch 4 Mar 2022 By CAS Team

Body Vessel Clay at Two Temple Place, London

The works exhibited stand as a powerful insight into the manifold possibilities of clay and its emotional qualities.

Installation views: ‘Holly Hendry: Fatty Acids’, solo exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery (2022). Copyright Holly Hendry. Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Photo by Mark Blower.
Friday Dispatch 25 Feb 2022 By CAS Team

Holly Hendry: Fatty Acids at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Bedwyr Williams
CAS News 24 Feb 2022 By CAS Team

CAS Consultancy is working with Bedwyr Williams on new commissions for Wales and the Republic of Ireland

CAS Consultancy is delighted to share its latest collaboration with artist Bedwyr Williams. Bedwyr will be appearing at the St David’s Cathedral Festival on 28 May to introduce his new…

Two Cubes (2018) Hand Embroidery, cotton on wool. Each cube 5 x 5 x 5cm Vitrine/Cover  - museum grade UV Perspex Base – Painted birch plywood. Display – Steel rod and plywood 20 (d) x 20 (w) x 30 (h) cm
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The CAS has recently acquired two works by Richard McVetis for Huddersfield Art Gallery

Richard McVetis is an artist based in London whose practice is deeply rooted in process and habitual ritual making. For over a decade he has been using hand embroidery to…

Francis Bacon, Figure Study II, 1946. Courtesy of Huddersfield Art Gallery.
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CAS Acquisition ‘Figure Study II’, 1946, by Francis Bacon, now on show at the Royal Academy

In the early months of 1946, Colin Anderson, the enlightened patron of artists and renowned generous supplier of ‘cash for paints’, purchased Figure Study II by Francis Bacon (1909-1992) from…

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