The Artist’s Table – Edmund de Waal

Edmund de Waal. Photographer: Ben McKee, 2015
Edmund de Waal. Photographer: Ben McKee, 2015

14 November 2019


The Contemporary Art Society is pleased to present

The Artist’s Table with Edmund de Waal

 and Jill Hackel

This bespoke artist curated event will take place on Thursday 14 November 2019.

At Edmund de Waal’s studio, South London

Dinner specially created by Sam and Sam Clark of Moro

Tickets £500

With a reading by Edmund de Waal and a special violin performance by Emily Sun, 2018 ABC Australian Young Performer of the Year

This is a fundraising event, all proceeds directly benefit the charitable mission of the Contemporary Art Society.


Edmund de Waal (b. 1964, Nottingham, UK) is best known for his large-scale installations of porcelain vessels, which have been exhibited in many museums around the world. Much of his recent work has been concerned with ideas of collecting and collections, and how objects are kept together, lost, stolen, and dispersed. His work comes out of a dialogue between Minimalism, architecture, and sound and is informed by his passion for literature.

De Waal studied English at Cambridge and trained as a ceramicist in both England and Japan. His work has been exhibited throughout the UK and internationally, with recent exhibitions including Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (2016); Royal Academy, London (2015) and The Turner Contemporary, Margate (2014). He is currently showing a new exhibition, Psalm, as part of the 58th Venice Biennale, and is presenting his work in the first exhibition of contemporary art in the permanent galleries of the Frick Collection, New York.

The Contemporary Art Society has acquired his work for Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford (2000), The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent (2004) and The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney (2016).

De Waal is also a writer, having published The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010) and The White Road (2015).

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Payment information:
You may pay for tickets at £500 via Paypal (below) with a £22.50 processing fee.
You may pay by bank transfer. The bank details are as follows:
Account Name: Contemporary Art Society
Bank:Lloyds TSB Bank PLC
Address: Victoria House, Southampton Row, London WC1B 2HR
Sort Code: 30-97-81
Account Number: 01410075
IBAN: GB47 LOYD 3097 8101 4100 75
Swift Code:LOYDGB21034

Please use the name of the artist as reference when paying by BACS.

Terms and Conditions:
In the event that you are not able to attend the event tickets are refundable if two calendar months in advance of the event otherwise a refund is not possible. The ticket is transferable provided the Contemporary Art Society is aware of the new guest name one week in advance of the event. It is NOT possible to resell the tickets.

For further details on this event please contact Meela Thurloway, Assistant Development Manager on +44 (0)20 7017 8400 or email Meela@contemporaryartsociety.orgTickets available on a wait list.



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