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Kateřina Šedá, Líšeň Profile (2010). Image courtesy of Kateřina Šedá; photography by Michal Hladik, 2010
2009/10 Museum Sheffield

Kateřina Šedá

Líšeň Profile (2010) drawings on paper Museums Sheffield’s current focus for the visual art collections is the broad theme of identity. This is a thread which runs throughout the art collections,…

Images courtesy the artist and MONITOR, Rome; Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam; and Matt’s Gallery, London
2015 Harris Museum & Art Gallery

Nathaniel Mellors

Nathaniel Mellors (b.1974, Doncaster, UK) makes irreverent, absurd and hilarious videos, sculptures, performances and writings that challenge notions of taste, morality, and intelligence. Recent solo exhibitions include Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014); ICA,…

The Judges III
2011/12 Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Christina Mackie

Commissioned through the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award for Museums 2011 for Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, with generous support from the Sfumato Foundation. The work was selected by Adam…

The Poor Stockinger, The Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott
2010/11 The Hepworth Wakefield, Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Luke Fowler

In 2010 The Hepworth Wakefield, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Film and Video Umbrella were awarded the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award for Museums: commission to collect for their proposal to work with artist Luke Fowler. The resulting work by Fowler, The Poor Stockinger, The Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott, will open to the public for the first time at the Hepworth Wakefield on 23 June.

Líšeň Profile (installation view, detail), commissioned by Museums Sheffield through the Contemporary Art Society's Annual Award for Museums, 2009-10
2009/10 Graves Art Gallery

Kateřina Šedá

The inaugural Contemporary Art Society Annual Award for 2009 was presented to Museums Sheffield, The Graves Art Gallery for their proposal to commission a work Líšeň Profile by Czech artist Kateřina Šedá. Museums Sheffield’s current focus for the visual art collections is the broad theme of identity. This is a thread which runs throughout the art collections, from Jonathan Richardson’s 18th century portrait Lady Mary Wortley Montagu to Gwen John’s Corner of the Artist’s Room and Marc Quinn’s Kiss. The long-term intention is to acquire key works which comment on social and political issues. Seeking to engage audiences with concepts such as belonging, a sense of placeand the impact of migration and intercultural exchange.

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