Recent Acquisitions

Diana Matar, Evidence V (2012), silver gelatin print on paper, edition of 5, 50.8 x 50.8 cm
News 24 Nov 2022 By CAS Team

CAS Acquisition: Diana Matar’s Evidence series

Seven pieces by Diana Matar and their accompanying texts were acquired by Imperial War Museums (IWM) with the help of the Contemporary Art Society.  Diana Matar’s work is concerned with…

Conehead man (Small) (2018)
News 27 Oct 2022 By CAS Team

Matt Smith: Who Owns History?

Brighton & Hove Museums are currently showing an exhibition entitled Matt Smith: Who Owns History? which features several works acquired through CAS as part of the Rapid Response Fund, 2020.  …

King ~hi
News 29 Sep 2022 By CAS Team

CAS Acquisition: Yinka Shonibare’s Unstructured Icons

Yinka Shonibare CBE RA Unstructured Icons, 2018 A set of six woodblock prints with fabric collage on Somerset Tub sized satin 410gsm paper in a limited edition of 25. 84…

Photography: Tim Bowditch. Courtesy: The Artist and Arcadia Missa, London Media copyright © the artist
News 21 Jul 2022 By CAS Team

CAS Acquisition: Phoebe Collings-James Clay Painting Gifted to York Art Gallery

Phoebe Collings-James practice comes from a desire to work with clay as a live sculptural surface, and from previous paintings she had produced on canvas. These two ways of making…

Credit Line: Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 2021/22 (for Untitled # 9). Photo credit: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Photographs: Polly Thomas
News 17 Jun 2022 By CAS Team

CAS Acquisition: Carlos Bunga’s Sculptures Gifted to Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea

This gift of two sculptures by Carlos Bunga to Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is an important addition to their collection.  It supports their ongoing work with local and international contemporary…

News 25 May 2022 By CAS Team

CAS Acquisition: Claire Partington’s new commission is displayed at the Walker Art Gallery

This new commission has been inspired by the Walker Art Gallery’s collection, fairy tales and historic ceramics. Claire Partington’s distinctive figures often use symbolism and folklore to comment on society,…

Image credit: © The artist. Courtesy Kate MacGarry   Work Details:       Rana Begum   WP414, WP415 and WP416   2020   Pen on paper 45 x 70 cm (each)
CAS News 26 Apr 2022 By CAS Team

CAS Acquisition: Rana Begum explores the infinite possibilities of geometry in her works

The Contemporary Art Society has supported the acquisition of 3 pieces by Rana Begum RA for the UH Arts and Culture, at the University of Hertfordshire. Begum’s work focuses on…

Tenacity Serves the Warrior Well
News 30 Mar 2022 By CAS Team

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…

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
News 24 Feb 2022 By CAS Team

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…

Alberta Whittle, Mammmmmmmmywata Presents Life Solutions International, 2016. Image courtesy the artist and Copperfield Gallery
Recent Acquisitions 25 Jan 2022 By CAS Team

The CAS acquires video and digital collages by Alberta Whittle for The Atkinson in Southport

Alexandra Bircken, The Doctor, 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Herald St, London.
Recent Acquisitions 15 Dec 2021 By Marcus Crofton

Alexandra Bircken’s The Doctor donated to the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow through the Valeria Napoleone XX Contemporary Art Society Scheme

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