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News 25 Oct 2013 By Team

Press Release: Mark Wallinger to present £60,000 Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2013

Now in its fifth year, the prestigious £60,000 prize is one of highest value contemporary art awards in the country

News 24 Oct 2013 By Team

Announcement: Sir Anthony Caro (8 March 1924 – 23 October 2013)

It is with enormous sadness that we mark the death yesterday of Sir Anthony Caro OM CBE RA, one of the great figures of 20th century art in Britain and internationally.

News 21 Oct 2013 By Team

Press Release: Conrad Shawcross named as Dulwich Park commission winner

For immediate release, 21.10.13 Last year, Southwark Council appointed the Contemporary Art Society to manage the artist commissioning process for a new artwork for Dulwich Park. Following a public consultation…

News 7 Oct 2013 By Team

Press Release: 28 leading artists from the North of England on display at Contemporary Art Society

For over 100 years, the Contemporary Art Society has worked to identify emerging talent and provide support for artists from all over the UK. The organisation’s latest exhibition at 59 Central Street, Tip of the Iceberg, showcases a selection of works by artists based in the North of England. Curated by Mark Doyle and Rebecca Morrill of Contemporary Art Society North, the display aims to bring these artists to the attention of a broader audience.

News 4 Oct 2013 By Team

Press Release: AK Dolven appointed as artist for North West Cambridge local centre commission

For immediate release, 4.10.13 The University of Cambridge has commissioned the Norwegian artist, AK Dolven, to create a permanent public artwork for the new local centre at North West Cambridge….

News 27 Sep 2013 By Team

Press Release: Pop works from £4 million Eric & Jean Cass Gift to go on display at Contemporary Art Society (16 October – 22 November 2013)

Collectors Eric and Jean Cass recently donated over 300 important modern and contemporary artworks to the Contemporary Art Society for gifting to museums, including works by Karel Appel, Michael Craig-Martin,…

News 21 Aug 2013 By Team

Press Release: Forthcoming Displays at Contemporary Art Society

Forthcoming displays at Contemporary Art Society, September 2013 – February 2014

News 4 Aug 2013 By Team

Press Release: Contemporary Art Society announces new Director

6 August 2013 The Contemporary Art Society is pleased to announce that Caroline Douglas has been appointed to lead the Contemporary Art Society as Director from October 2013. Caroline joins the Contemporary…

News 17 Jul 2013 By Team

Press Release: High-profile panel shortlists museums and artists in running for £60,000 Contemporary Art Society Annual Award

17 July 2013 The Contemporary Art Society is delighted to announce the shortlisted museums and their nominated artists in line to receive this year’s Contemporary Art Society Annual Award for…

John Stezaker, Fall XIII (detail) 1992, collage, 17.7 x 10.4cm. © the artist and The Approach
News 10 Jul 2013 By Team

Press Release: Flesh, nudity and the body take centre-stage in latest Contemporary Art Society display

10 July 2013 Public Display: 4 September – 4 October Artist Talk (John Stezaker): 12 September, 19.00 (booking required) Nude collages by influential British artist John Stezaker are to go on display at the Contemporary…

News 6 Jun 2013 By Team

Press Release: Contemporary Art Society to display early David Hockney prints bequeathed by philanthropist

6 June 2013 Public Display: 5 June – 16 August Curator Talk: 13 June, 19.00 From 5 June, the Contemporary Art Society will display a selection of early etchings from the 1960s by internationally celebrated…

News 29 May 2013 By Team

Press Release: Contemporary Art Society appoints fellows to research impact of philanthropy on public art collections across England

29 May 2013 The Contemporary Art Society is pleased to announce the details of three fellows who will curate a series of displays at the Whitechapel Gallery from September 2013, supported by a…

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