Fenella Elms Large flow pot (2014) Porcelain, clay 50 x 50cm (approximately).  © the artist, courtesy the artist .
2015 Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

Fenella Elms

Fenella Elms (b.1964, Münster, Germany) is a contemporary ceramists based near Swindon who is inspired by natural forms, rhythm and motion. Her work was recently presented at galleries including Contemporary Applied Arts, London (2014); Bluecoat…

Maria Damon, The Ceramic Age, for Alan Read (2007) Cotton on linen 20 x 20.5cm.  Images ©Birmingham Museums Trust.
2015 Bury Art Gallery

Maria Damon

Maria Damon is a renowned poet, scholar, and academician who is based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been exhibited at Bury Art Museum (2014); the Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, USA (2013); the London…

Simon Fujiwara, Rebekkah (2012), Five terracotta dyed, life size, cast plaster female figures and video, dimensions variable. Installation photograph at the Contemporary Art Society, 2014. Courtesy Joe Plommer.
2012/13 Leeds Art Gallery

Simon Fujiwara

Simon Fujiwara (b. 1982, London, UK) lives and works in Berlin. Using a combination of performance, video, installation and short stories, Fujiwara’s work is rooted in dense dramas about personal relationships, family relations, politics, architecture…

Jess Flood-Paddock, London Oyster Shells (2012), jesmonite, paint, 46 x 35 x 17 cm, ©‎ the artist. Courtesy of Carl Freedman Gallery, London
2012/13 Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

Jess Flood-Paddock

Jess Flood-Paddock (b. 1977, London, UK) is a sculptor based in London. In recent years, she has enjoyed a growing national and international reputation thanks to her exuberant sculptural practice which engages with elements from…

Sarah Dobai, Emily and Emmanuel, 2008/9, lambdachrome print, 85 x 69cm © the artist. Image courtesy Sarah Dobai and WORKS|PROJECTS.
2012/13 Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Sarah Dobai

Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society for Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, with support from the Friends of Bristol Art Gallery. Over the last few years Bristol Museum & Art…

Ruth Ewan, Nae Sums 1911, 2011, Wood (Cut from reclaimed Dundee school desks), created for Ewan's exhibition Brank and Heckle at DCA in 2011 © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Rob Tufnell
2012/13 The McManus Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum

Ruth Ewan

Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society for The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museums. Established in the 1880s, Dundee Art Galleries and Museums’ fine art collection is diverse and wide…

Bear Work Wear (black)
2011/12 Grundy Art Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery, Victoria Gallery & Museum, Walker Art Gallery, Whitworth Art Gallery

Brian Griffiths

Bear Work Wear (black) (2011) was co-acquired for Grundy Art Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, Victoria Gallery and Museum, University of Liverpool and Walker Art…

Jacqueline Donachie, Winter Trees (2008)
2011/12 Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

Jacqueline Donachie

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

Marlene Dumas, <em> Back to </em> (2011), oil on ink on paper, 33 x 38 cm. © the artist, courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery. Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society for the Laing Art Gallery, with the support of the Friends of the Laing Art Gallery.
2011/12 Laing Art Gallery

Marlene Dumas

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Louisa Fairclough, <em>Bore Song </em> (detail), 2011, 16mm film loop projected onto float glass, 28 seconds. Installation view at the Contemporary Art Society (13 February - 1 March 2013). Acquired by the Contemporary Art Society for Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum.
2011/12 Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

Louisa Fairclough

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

The Poor Stockinger, The Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott
2010/11 The Hepworth Wakefield, Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Luke Fowler

In 2010 The Hepworth Wakefield, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Film and Video Umbrella were awarded the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award for Museums: commission to collect for their proposal to work with artist Luke Fowler. The resulting work by Fowler, The Poor Stockinger, The Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott, will open to the public for the first time at the Hepworth Wakefield on 23 June.

Natasha Daintry, <em>Ocean </em>, (2009), 1000 slip-cast porcelain pots, dimensions variable. © the artist, Co-acquired by Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Touchstones Rochdale, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Gallery Oldham, Nottingham Castle Museums & Galleries with the support from The Art Fund, through the Contemporary Art Society's 2012 New Story of Craft.
2011/12 Gallery Oldham, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, Touchstones Rochdale, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Natasha Daintry

Jointly acquired for the collections of Tullie House (Carlisle), Gallery Oldham, the Harris Museum & Art Gallery (Preston), Touchstones Rochdale and Nottingham City Museums.

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