The CAS helps acquire a candid portrait of a girl by Chantal Joffe for the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens
Joffe creates disarmingly raw portraits, almost always depicting women and girls, and this work will join a collection particularly concerned with paintings of emotional effect and artists looking at transitions and identity.
The CAS acquires an evocative photograph by John Akomfrah for the Mead Art Gallery, University of Warwick Art Collection
Untitled (2016) is inspired by Akomfrah’s film Auto da Fé from the same year, which follows a series of eight historical migrations due to religious persecution over the last 400 years.
Reflections on our changing times
We are thinking about civic space when there is no public, how to connect communities and build audiences in virtual space instead.
The CAS Rapid Response Fund supports supports museums and communities in six further cities including Sonia Boyce in Middlesbrough and Shawanda Corbett in Preston
Over £90,000 has been spent in this round and these six acquisitions build on an initial three announced at the beginning of June