Lubna Chowdhary. Courtesy of the artist
Friday Dispatch 3 Apr 2020 By teamcas

‘By Appointment’, with Lubna Chowdhary

This week, we visit Lubna Chowdhary, who creates sculptural objects and site-specific artworks largely in ceramics. During this visit, the artist gives her tips on how to survive working from…

Mark Wallinger, ‘Threshold to the Kingdom’, 2000. Installation for video projection, audio 11 minutes 20 seconds. Video still, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. © Mark Wallinger
CAS News 1 Apr 2020 By Marcus Crofton

‘By Appointment’: Threshold to the Kingdom, by Mark Wallinger

Donated to Leeds Art Gallery through our Special Collections Scheme, this work can be seen in the context of the artist’s interest in religious themes and national identity.

Alison Britton OBE. Photographer: Toby Glanville
Friday Dispatch 27 Mar 2020 By Marcus Crofton

‘By Appointment’, with Alison Britton OBE

We visit ceramicist Alison Britton OBE in her studio to discuss her working process, early mentors and taking advantage of the crisis to spend more time in the studio

Caroline Douglas. Photographer: Joe Plommer
CAS News By Caroline Douglas

A letter from Caroline Douglas

There is a sense that nothing can quite be the same again, but the CAS has a 100-year perspective and whilst more will change now, much remains the same.

Xavier Veilhan, Le Rhinocéros, 1999-2000 at Centre Pompidou, Paris
CAS Recommends 26 Mar 2020 By Marcus Crofton

April 2020

Whilst museums and galleries are closed we shall be bringing you some of the best online content that they are providing.

Abbas Zahedi, How To Make A How From A Why? (2020). Installation view, South London Gallery. Credit: Andy Stagg
Artist to Watch By Uma Karavadra

Abbas Zahedi 

Zahedi’s multi-disciplinary practice is concerned with community; bringing a background in social projects. His latest work explores abuse of power, personal histories and the shared narratives of migrant and marginalised communities.

Mark Wallinger, The World Turned Upside Down, 2019. Photographer: Damian Griffiths
Art Consultancy 25 Mar 2020 By teamcas

Reflections on our changing times

We are thinking about civic space when there is no public, how to connect communities and build audiences in virtual space instead.

Ben Rivers, Origin of the Species, installation view, 2010. Photo: Andy Keate
CAS News By Marcus Crofton

‘By Appointment’: Origin of the Species, by Ben Rivers

Often following and filming people who have in some way separated themselves from society, Rivers creates oblique narratives that imagines alternative existences in marginal worlds.

Contemporary Art Society dinner, Grayson Perry's studio, London, England, 2020. © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos. Image 46
CAS News By Marcus Crofton

The Artist’s Table with Grayson Perry photographed by Martin Parr: photographs now available to purchase to raise funds for the CAS and the Martin Parr Foundation

These 8×10 photographs will be printed to the artist’s specifications and are being sold to support the charitable mission of the Contemporary Art Society, supporting museums across the UK by donating great works of art.

Chantal Joffe, 'Bella in a Vest', 2016. © Chantal Joffe Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro
Recent Acquisitions 24 Mar 2020 By Uma Karavadra

The CAS helps acquire a candid portrait of a girl by Chantal Joffe for the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Joffe creates disarmingly raw portraits, almost always depicting women and girls, and this work will join a collection particularly concerned with paintings of emotional effect and artists looking at transitions and identity.

Gaia Fugazza, 'Atropa Belladonna', 2017. Photographic Print. Photo by David Bebber
Friday Dispatch 20 Mar 2020 By Caroline Douglas

‘By Appointment’, with Gaia Fugazza

‘By Appointment’ will take you into an artist’s studio for a brief conversation with an artist, recorded only hours before. We hope to introduce you to some people you may not know, and to offer a way to check in on the latest with some that you do.

Explore News


Stay up to date with the latest news and events and receive our monthly newsletter.


Support Us

Donations of all sizes help sustain emerging artists at the beginning of their careers and ensure that their work has inspirational impact on audiences across the UK