Gifts & Bequests

Roger Hiorns, 'Temporary Construction to Hidden Obligations (2001)', steel, enamel (nylon, hardware) 162 x 214 x 60.5cm, © the artist Courtesy Corvi-Mora, London.
2014 Whitworth Art Gallery

Roger Hiorns

Roger Hiorns (b.1975, Birmingham, UK) is a London-based artist with an international reputation. Hiorns studied at Goldsmiths College, London, from 1993 until 1996, and was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2009 for his most…

David Landess W:HOLE Chair (1998) Cherry wood H: 82cm. © the artist Photo: Doug Atfield.
2014 The Shipley Art Gallery

David Landess

The Contemporary Art Society continues to gift the remaining works from Eric and Jean Cass. All works have been gratefully received by the participating museums and galleries, and so far the Eric and Jean…

Miriam Beerman, Untitled (undated).
2014 New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

Miriam Beerman

Miriam Beerman (b.1923, Rhode Island, USA) is an American painter and printmaker who has spent over 60 years producing works that respond to the brutality of our time. Beerman’s expressionist works communicate a range…

Natalie Dower Red Flyer (1989) Oil paint on wood 303 x 410cm.  Courtesy the Mead Gallery, University of Warwick Art Collection .
2014 Mead Art Gallery

Natalie Dower

Natalie Dower (b.1931, London, UK) works in the knowledge that the growth of every living thing is governed by mathematical rules. Connected to the British Systems artists, Dower works to this knowledge, creating paintings that…

Donald Rodney Land of Milk and Honey II (1997) Glass vitrine, copper coins, milk 168 x 61 x 31cm. © Birmingham Museums Trust. Photo: David Rowan .
2014 Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

Donald Rodney

Donald Rodney (1961–1998, Birmingham, UK) was a leading figure in Britain’s BLK Art Group of the 1980s and became recognised as one of the most innovative artists of his generation. Rodney’s work appropriated images from…

Angela de la Cruz, One Painting 1999, Oil on canvas, 370 x 300 cm © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery
2012/13 Tate

Angela de la Cruz

Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society and gifted to Tate.  Angela de la Cruz was born in La Coruña, Spain in 1965, moving to London 1989 where she now lives…

Billy Apple, Self Portraits (Apple Sees Red on Green), 1962, Offset lithograph on canvas, 102 x 77cm, © the artist. Courtesy the artist and The Mayor Gallery
2012/13 Tate

Billy Apple

Presented to Tate by the Contemporary Art Society.  Born in New Zealand, Billy Apple was resident and working in London at the beginning of the 1960s, during which time he…

The Eric and Jean Cass Gift (2008-to present)

The Eric & Jean Cass Gift

The Contemporary Art Society is delighted to announce one of the most important philanthropic giftings in its 102 year history, which will benefit public collections across the UK for generations to come.

Elizabeth Price, User Group Disco (film still), 2009, HD video, 15minutes. Courtesy the artist and MOT International
2011/12 Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Elizabeth Price

Gifted to Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

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Dennis Creffield

Nineteen significant works by Dennis Creffield dating from 1970 — 1987 from the bequest of the late private collector MM Lapsley have been gifted to nineteen collections.

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