Acquisitions

Sarah Pickstone, Strachey and Woolf, watercolour on paper, 2010. Image courtesy Mercer Art Gallery, © the artist
2012/13 The Mercer Art Gallery

Sarah Pickstone

Sarah Pickstone (b.1965, Manchester, UK) has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. She won the 2012 John Moores Painting Prize for her painting Stevie Smith and the Willow. Her paintings can be characterised by their…

Jeff Keen, O Here Comes The Seafaring Man, 1950, collage, ink and crayon, 46 x 59 cm in card mount. © Jeff Keen Estate. Courtesy the artist and Kate MacGarry
2012/13 Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Jeff Keen

Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society for Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. The collection at Brighton is housed in King George IV’s stable complex, and has a small but growing…

Imran Qureshi, This Leprous Brightness, 2011, Opaque watercolour on wasli paper, 26 x 34 cm © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Corvi Mora Gallery
2012/13 Gallery Oldham

Imran Qureshi

Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society for Gallery Oldham. Gallery Oldham identified contemporary art from South Asia, particularly Pakistan and Bangladesh, as a priority collecting area about ten years ago….

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
2013/14 Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

David Shrigley

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery opened in 1904 in the centre of Lister Park, Bradford. Its collection was initially shaped by gifts from local textile manufacturers who were particularly interested in…

Clare Woods, Obscene Porridge, 2012, oil on aluminium, 70 x 70 cm, © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Stuart Shave Modern Art
2012/13 Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Clare Woods

Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society for Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle. Established in 1893 by the Carlisle Corporation, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery is situated in…

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, To Tell Them Where It’s Got To, 2013, Oil on canvas, 60 x 55 cm © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Corvi Mora Gallery
2012/13 Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society for Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery. The collection at Plymouth includes a majority of works by English artists from the 19th and 20th…

Phoebe Unwin, Concrete Ball, 2012, Acrylic, powder pastel and acrylic pumice gel on canvas, 70.3 x 80.5 cm, © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Wilkinson Gallery
2012/13 Southampton City Art Gallery

Phoebe Unwin

Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society for Southampton City Art Gallery in honour of Paul Hobson (Director, Contemporary Art Society, 2007-2013), 2013.  Southampton City Art Gallery’s collection comprises some 3,900…

Des Hughes, In a Brown Study, 2011, installation, 180 x 170 x 25 cm © the artist  Courtesy the artist and Ancient & Modern, London. (Art Cologne 2011)
2012/13 Manchester Art Gallery

Des Hughes

Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society for Manchester Art Gallery with support from V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Manchester Art Gallery Trust.  The Royal Manchester Institution for the Promotion…

Ruth Ewan, Nae Sums 1911, 2011, Wood (Cut from reclaimed Dundee school desks), created for Ewan's exhibition Brank and Heckle at DCA in 2011 © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Rob Tufnell
2012/13 The McManus Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum

Ruth Ewan

Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society for The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museums. Established in the 1880s, Dundee Art Galleries and Museums’ fine art collection is diverse and wide…

FALL XII
2011/12 York Art Gallery

John Stezaker

Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society with the support of The Art Fund and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for York Art Gallery. York Art Gallery is developing a collection of…

Carbon Cleaving
2011/12 John Creasey Museum

Emma McNally

Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society for John Creasey Museum, Salisbury. John Creasey was a prolific author who published more than 600 books during his lifetime. The museum holds a…

A Prism Splits Light
2011/12 Worcester City Art Gallery

Mike Marshall

Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society for Worcester City Art Gallery. Worcester City Art Gallery’s historic collection focuses on landscape paintings from the 19th Century with a number of works…

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