Internationally renowned artist Glenn Brown to host unique fundraising event for the Contemporary Art Society

1 February 2022 By
Glenn Brown. Photo: Edgar Laguinia
Glenn Brown. Photo: Edgar Laguinia

Internationally renowned artist Glenn Brown is hosting an intimate fundraising evening at new collections space for the Contemporary Art Society on 9 March 2022 with Tim Pirrie-Franks, Suling Mead, Francis Outred, Dasha Shenkman & Cathy Wills.

A special seated dinner with the artist will be catered by up-and-coming chef Blo Deady, who trained at Ballymaloe Cookery School and was previously at Kensington Place and Sally Clarke Restaurants. All proceeds from this event directly benefit the charitable mission of the Contemporary Art Society, supporting museums across the UK by donating great works of art.

Previous Artist’s Tables have been hosted by artists including previous events have been presented by artists including Antony Gormley, Isaac Julian, Haroon Mirza, Conrad Shawcross, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Gillian Wearing & Michael Landy, Grayson Perry, Edmund De Waal, Phyllida Barlow and Tai Shani.


Glenn Brown, CBE, (born 1966) is a British artist. He is known for the use of art historical references in his paintings. Starting with reproductions from other artists’ work, Brown transforms the appropriated image by changing its colour, position and size. His grotesque yet fascinating figures appear to be painted with thick impasto, but are actually executed through the application of thin, swirling brushstrokes which create the illusion of almost photographically flat surfaces. The effect is powerful – often unsettling – creating an artistic language that transcends time and pictorial conventions. Brown sees these appropriations and oppositions as key to his approach.

The Contemporary Art Society has acquired his work for the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle, firstly in 2005 and then in 2016 through the Great Works scheme.