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Lothar Götz, Retreat for the Good Shepherd, 2017. Acrylic on board, 120 x 90 cm. Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 2016/17
Recent Acquisitions 26 Oct 2017 By Franka Blok

Painting by Lothar Götz donated to The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln

The acrylic on board painting is a unique example of the colours and forms that Götz uses for his large scales murals and immersive architectural displays.

Aaron Angell, Platter, 2017. Reduced stoneware with ash glaze and dead frog residue. Courtesy of Rob Tufnell.
Friday Dispatch 20 Oct 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen at Corvi-Mora and Aaron Angell at Rob Tuffnel, 139 Lambeth Walk

We visit two shows in South London rooted in the natural world, with elements of the fantastical

Helen Cammock Shouting in Whispers installation view, Cubitt Gallery, 2017. Photography by Mark Blower, courtesy of Cubitt Artists.
Friday Dispatch 13 Oct 2017 By Christine Takengny

Helen Cammock: Shouting in Whispers, at Cubitt Gallery

Cammock challenges us to reflect on how we commemorate and represent historical moments and people and to think about who is rendered invisible or unacknowledged by history and present culture.

Toby Ziegler, installation image. Image: © the artist, courtesy of New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park.
Friday Dispatch 6 Oct 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Toby Ziegler: Slave and Nao Matsunaga: Blue & White at New Art Centre, Salisbury

While no claims are made for connections between the two shows, an acutely contemporary interrogation of their respective genres informs both bodies of work, and makes for an exceptionally satisfying visit.

Installation view of Dineo Seshee Bopape, Sedibeng, it comes with the rain, 2016. Mixed media, variable dimensions. Courtesy of the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut/Hamburg
Press Releases 4 Oct 2017 By Marcus Crofton

The Contemporary Art Society acquires major installation by Dineo Seshee Bopape at Frieze London that poetically explores humans’ relationship with the land

The work will be donated to Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne, joining a collection anchored in a sense of place

Joseph Beuys Joseph Beuys for the cover of Wirtschaftswoche [Business Week] 43/76 1976. ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d’Offay Donation with assistance from the National Mermorial Fund and Art Fund 2009. © DACS 2017. Photo © National Galleries of Scotland (Antonia Reeve).
CAS Recommends 1 Oct 2017 By Marcus Crofton

October 2017

On 13 October Leeds Art Gallery re-opens after a major restoration. A number of CAS donated works form part of their opening display, including work by Alison Wilding, Becky Beasley, Simon…

Grace Schwindt, The Tiffany Vase 4, 2014. Wood, acryl paint and porcelain, 137 x 26 x 26 cm. Image courtesy the artist.
Friday Dispatch 29 Sep 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Grace Schwindt: Tiffany Vase, at Gallery Lejeune

These vases have been thrown and caught just at the very moment of disintegration, eternally frozen at this moment of collapse, on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

Installation view of Jennifer Tee: Let It Come Down at Camden Arts Centre, 2017. Photo: Mark Blower
Artist to Watch 28 Sep 2017 By Charlotte dos Santos

Jennifer Tee

Tee’s work delves into craft, sculpture, performance and collage, to express concepts of cultural heritage.

Kate Davis, Eight Blocks or a Field (Bone Doll I), 2013. Image courtesy the artist.
Recent Acquisitions By Franka Blok

Four portraits of “dolls” by Kate Davis donated to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Poverty-stricken children in the nineteenth century would stitch together discarded shoes, bones and fabric scraps to conjure what would somewhat resemble a little doll.

Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Press Releases 26 Sep 2017 By Marcus Crofton

The CAS Collections Fund at Frieze London targets political geographies, borders and territories

The Contemporary Art Society’s Collections Fund at Frieze London this year will be purchasing a major work at the fair for Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne.

Jessica Warboys, Tremolo, 2017. Wood, pvc pipe, acrylic paint, 81 x 81 x 27 cm. Image courtesy French Riviera © Jessica Warboys
Friday Dispatch 22 Sep 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Jessica Warboys – Tremolo, at French Riviera

French Riviera has that almost unheard-of thing: a true spirit of experimentation and risk-taking

Artist Gillian Wearing with a model of suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett. Photograph: Caroline Teo/GLA
News 20 Sep 2017 By Marcus Crofton

CAS Consultancy working with Gillian Wearing to deliver a monument to women’s suffrage in Parliament Square

The statue of the Suffragist leader Dame Millicent Fawcett (1847-1929) will be the first woman in the historic square

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