In 2009, the Contemporary Art Society launched a pioneering membership programme in the North of England with the aim of bringing the rich diversity of artistic talent residing in the region to the attention of new audiences and potential collectors. Since then, Contemporary Art Society North has organised studio visits and talks with over 60 Northern-based artists across the North West, North East, and Yorkshire regions.
This December, in a first for Contemporary Art Society North, we are delighted to be organising Not Just for Christmas…, a selling show hosted by Manchester-based PS Mirabel. Filled with an abundance of contemporary artwork for a range of budgets (starting at £50 and no higher than £1500) the exhibition features work by over 20 artists practicing in the region that we have had the opportunity to get to know over the last 4 years.
The weekend presents an exciting chance to buy a unique gift for yourself or a loved one in the run up to Christmas. A number of artists are making works specifically for the exhibition including a new small scale sculpture by Hilary Jack and limited edition prints by Natalie Finnemore and David Steans. What is more, anyone buying a work or raffle ticket (priced £10) from the show will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a unique artwork generously gifted by Contemporary Art Society North Member Robert Miller. A percentage of all sales will go to support the continued operation of Contemporary Art Society North, so please come along, buy some great art and support us.
Participating artists include Leo Fitzmaurice, Tracey Eastham, Evi Grigoropoulou, Naomi Kashiwagi, Nina Chua, Maurice Carlin, Tiago Duarte, Emily Musgrave, Bartosz Beda, Jo McGonigal, Madeline Hall, Lindsey Bull, Emily Speed, Harry Meadley, Andrew Lim and many more.
Special OFFER during Not just for Christmas…
For anyone signing up as a Full Member during Not Just for Christmas… the Contemporary Art Society North is happy to offer 20% discount on annual subscription (making it £60 rather than £75).
Not Just for Christmas… coincides with the current show at PAPER (PAPER #10: End of the Line) and Open Studios at Mirabel Studios.