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
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.
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.
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 is also a social worker with a degree in Art Psychotherapy and her work with local communities often informs her practice.
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”.
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
Agbodjelou portrays smugglers in Benin as individuals, but also records a practice characteristic for the country at a certain point in history.
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…