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Still from Matilda Skelton Mace, Sky Island, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.
Art Consultancy 3 May 2017 By teamcas

Winner of the Aspen Online Art Award creates a virtual world from the unique digital fingerprints of users

The £5,000 commission launched on 3 May 2017

Lubaina Himid, Allow Your Friends to Meet Your Enemies, 2011. Acrylic and pencil on paper, collage, magazine pages (2 parts), 33.5 x 28cm, 71 x 102cm. Image courtesy the artist.
Recent Acquisitions 26 Jul 2017 By Franka Blok

Diptych by 2017 Turner Prize-nominee Lubaina Himid acquired for Gallery Oldham

The gallery aims to attract new audiences and explore challenging issues around racial, ethnic and cultural identity.

John Stezaker, Painting, 2013-2016. Collages on paper, 8 parts. Each part 53 x 42 cm, overall size 53 x 450 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
Recent Acquisitions 25 May 2017 By Franka Blok

Eight collages by John Stezaker acquired for Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

The collages respond to a key series of work in Birmingham’s collection, ‘Pygmalion and the Image’ (1875-78) by Edward Burne-Jones, and was completed whilst Stezaker was curating an exhibition there.

Vita Roller Skating, 2015. Pastel on paper board, 30 x 40 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro
Recent Acquisitions 30 Mar 2017 By Franka Blok

Four portraits by Chantal Joffe acquired for New Art Gallery Walsall

With her paintings featuring primarily women or girls, Chantal Joffe brings a psychological and emotional force to the genre of figurative art and portraiture.

Emilie Taylor, 'Untitled', 2016. 110 x 50 x 50cm. Photo: Jerry Lampson
Artist to Watch 26 Jan 2017 By Franka Blok

Emilie Taylor

Emilie Taylor is also a social worker with a degree in Art Psychotherapy and her work with local communities often informs her practice.

Helen Maurer  re Composing  installation view by Oskar Proctor
Artist to Watch 24 Nov 2016 By Franka Blok

Helen Maurer

Maurer is intrigued by illusion and scale, and says that her fascination for projection could have its origins in the urge to “get something large-scale from the smallest source”.

Rose English, Rose on Horseback with Tail, 1974/2012. C-type photograph, 50.8 x 76.2cm. Edition 1/6 + 4 Aps
Recent Acquisitions 24 Aug 2016 By Franka Blok

Key early work by “the unsung Queen of British performance Art” acquired for York Art Gallery

Quadrille (1976) by Rose English highlights the fetishisation of women’s bodies and explores issues around gender roles, whereby dressage can be seen as a metaphor for power struggles and relationships.

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, Borderlands, 2012. C - print, 150 x 100 cm. Edition of 6 + 2 AP
Artist to Watch 28 Jul 2016 By Franka Blok

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou

Agbodjelou portrays smugglers in Benin as individuals, but also records a practice characteristic for the country at a certain point in history.

Andrew Dadson, Black Barbed Wire, 2013. Inkjet print, 148 x 176 x 7.5cm, edition 1/3 + 1 AP
Recent Acquisitions 27 Jul 2016 By Franka Blok

Work by Canadian artist Andrew Dadson acquired for Norwich Castle Museum

The Contemporary Art Society is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Black Barbed Wire (2013) by Andrew Dadson (b. 1980) for the Norwich Castle Museum. Dadson is a Canadian…

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