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Art Consultancy 26 Feb 2014 By Team

Aspen Online Art Award

Contemporary Art Society’s Consultancy is working with Aspen to deliver the UK’s first student award for online art. Working in partnership with universities across Britain, Aspen’s Online Art Award is one to watch.

Ryan Mosley, Smoking Pilgrimage, 2014, oil on canvas backed with sail cloth, 215 x 145cm, © the artist, image courtesy Alison Jacques Gallery, London. Photograph: Michael Brzezinski.
Friday Dispatch 21 Feb 2014 By Team

Ryan Mosley at Alison Jacques Gallery, London

Time was when being picked up by Charles Saatchi was all a young artist needed to launch them commercially, but our world is a more complex place now, and so…

Image: Rose Wylie, P.C. with Frame (2013), oil on canvas. A new work kindly donated by the artist and Union, London. Image courtesy the artist.
News 17 Feb 2014 By Team

Annual Fundraiser 2014: Works by Turner Prize winners to go on sale in Contemporary Art Society gala

Livia Firth has been appointed Honorary Chair of the gala, which raises vital funds to purchase contemporary art for museums across the UK.

Gary Webb, X7 City, installation view at Bloomberg SPACE, London, 2014. Image courtesy The approach, London, © the artist.
Friday Dispatch 14 Feb 2014 By Team

Gary Webb, X7 City, at Bloomberg SPACE, London

Bloomberg SPACE in Finsbury Square, London is a fairly uncompromising, corporate architecture, that might at first look as if it offers the ideal neutrality for showing contemporary art, but can in fact sometimes prove too weighty an opponent. Gary Webb’s current show grabs the space and makes it his own.

Image: Oliver Laric, Lincoln 3D Scans (2013). Commissioned by The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln through the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2012
News 20 Jan 2014 By Team

Press Release: Oliver Laric’s Annual Award commission launches online

Laric’s commission uses the latest digital scanning methods to render some of Lincoln’s most treasured and historic sculptures in highly-detailed 3D.

Simon Fujiwara, Rebekkah (2012), one hundred, terra-cotta dyed, life sized, cast plaster female figures, dimensions variable, production photograph, courtesy the artist
Press Releases 13 Jan 2014 By Team

Press Release: Simon Fujiwara at Contemporary Art Society

Eric and Jean Cass. Photo: Dana Lazarus Cass
News 2 Jan 2014 By Team

Philanthropists Eric and Jean Cass receive New Year Honours

The Contemporary Art Society is delighted to congratulate Eric and Jean Cass on being awarded OBEs in the New Year Honours List. The long-time supporters of the Contemporary Art Society…

Caroline Achaintre, Ray-Inn (2010), hand tufted wool, 195 x 148cm, courtesy Arcade, London. Indicative image of work in auction.
News 10 Dec 2013 By Team

Press Release: Works by Roger Hiorns, Haroon Mirza, Michael Landy and Caroline Achaintre confirmed for 2014 charity auction

The gala raises vital funds to purchase new works of contemporary art for UK museums.

David Shrigley, Untitled, 2010, Purchased through the Contemporary Art Society’s Acquisition Scheme for Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, 2013. © the artist. Image courtesy Stephen Friedman
News 28 Nov 2013 By Team

Three drawings by David Shrigley purchased for Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford

The Contemporary Art Society has purchased three drawings by Turner Prize nominee David Shrigley as a gift for Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford. The works can be viewed at Cartwright…

Elizabeth Price. Photo: Lucy Dawkins, 2012
Press Releases 19 Nov 2013 By Team

***Watch our film*** Elizabeth Price wins £60,000 Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2013

News 25 Oct 2013 By Team

Press Release: Mark Wallinger to present £60,000 Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2013

Now in its fifth year, the prestigious £60,000 prize is one of highest value contemporary art awards in the country

News 24 Oct 2013 By Team

Announcement: Sir Anthony Caro (8 March 1924 – 23 October 2013)

It is with enormous sadness that we mark the death yesterday of Sir Anthony Caro OM CBE RA, one of the great figures of 20th century art in Britain and internationally.

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