The Diamond (Descartes' Daughter), (2008), 16mm film. © Emily Wardill; courtesy FORTESCUE AVENUE/Jonathan Viner.
2009/10 Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Emily Wardill

Aberdeen Art Gallery’s first benefactor Alexander MacDonald (1831– 84), a local granite merchant and collector of fine art, bought contemporary works from artists whom he knew. His bequest funding which, he…

Kateřina Šedá, Líšeň Profile (2010). Image courtesy of Kateřina Šedá; photography by Michal Hladik, 2010
2009/10 Museum Sheffield

Kateřina Šedá

Líšeň Profile (2010) drawings on paper Museums Sheffield’s current focus for the visual art collections is the broad theme of identity. This is a thread which runs throughout the art collections,…

Líšeň Profile (installation view, detail), commissioned by Museums Sheffield through the Contemporary Art Society's Annual Award for Museums, 2009-10
2009/10 Graves Art Gallery

Kateřina Šedá

The inaugural Contemporary Art Society Annual Award for 2009 was presented to Museums Sheffield, The Graves Art Gallery for their proposal to commission a work Líšeň Profile by Czech artist Kateřina Šedá. Museums Sheffield’s current focus for the visual art collections is the broad theme of identity. This is a thread which runs throughout the art collections, from Jonathan Richardson’s 18th century portrait Lady Mary Wortley Montagu to Gwen John’s Corner of the Artist’s Room and Marc Quinn’s Kiss. The long-term intention is to acquire key works which comment on social and political issues. Seeking to engage audiences with concepts such as belonging, a sense of placeand the impact of migration and intercultural exchange.

Tania Kovats, Branch
2009/10, 2010/11 The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Tania Kovats

Purchased for The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery by Contemporary Art Society, in memory of Paul Collett, 2010

The Trilogy (made up of: The World of Jule Eisenbud, Intermission, Extramission 2)
2009/10 Rugby Art Gallery & Museum

Lindsay Seers

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

Paso del Quindio II
2009/10 Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

José Alejandro Restrepo

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea

Rosalind Nashashibi, The States of Things, installation view, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester, 2010. Acquired by the Contemporary Art Society for New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester 2010. Courtesy the artist and Doggerfisher Gallery. Photo by Stephen Lynch Photography.
2009/10 Leicester, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

Rosalind Nashashibi

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester

Holylands (still)
2009/10 Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Seamus Harahan

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Journey to the Lower World (still)
2009/10 Walker Art Gallery

Marcus Coates

Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool

Traverses (still, installation view)
2009/10 Harris Museum & Art Gallery

Robert Cahen

Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston

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