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News 24 May 2013 By Team

Press Release: Henry Moore sculpture, gifted to the nation by Contemporary Art Society in 1967, is restored to benefit UK audiences

24 May 2013 After 26 days, the conservation of Henry Moore’s historic sculpture, Knife Edge Two Piece (1962-5) has been completed, restoring the work to its original state after decades of disrepair…

News 19 May 2013 By Team

Press Release: UK museums selected to acquire new media or “challenging” artworks often missing from public collections

3 May 2013 The Contemporary Art Society, in association with the Art Fund, is pleased to announce the inaugural winners of their new Testing Media initiative, which enables institutions across the UK to acquire…

News 19 Apr 2013 By teamcas

Press Release: Contemporary Art Society seeks new Director following Paul Hobson’s appointment as Director of Modern Art Oxford

The Trustees of the Contemporary Art Society have today announced that Paul Hobson, Director of the Contemporary Art Society, will leave the charity in the summer to take up the Directorship of Modern Art Oxford in September.

News 11 Apr 2013 By teamcas

Press Release: First artists-in-residence for North West Cambridge development appointed

Over the next 20 years Cambridge University will undertake the greatest planned expansion in its 800-year history. ‘North West Cambridge’, an urban extension to the city of Cambridge, will be a sustainable, high quality development that aims to cultivate a mixed academic and urban community.

News 7 Feb 2013 By Team

Press Release: Contemporary Art Society launches high-profile fundraising gala 2013

7 February 2013 Theme: WANDERLUST What: Fundraising gala and auction When: Wednesday 13 March 2013, from 6.30pm Where: Old Vic Tunnels, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN Sponsored by: Boucheron Press Preview: There will be a…

News 19 Jan 2013 By Team

Press Release: Shortlisted artists announced for new Dulwich Park commission

31 January 2013 The commissioning process for the new sculpture for Dulwich Park has gained momentum with the announcement of the four shortlisted artists. Recent winner of the prestigious Zurich…

News 9 Jan 2013 By Team

Press Release: Contemporary Art Society announces new public-facing role from January 2013

9 January 2013 The Contemporary Art Society is proud to announce a new public space and programme of displays, talks and events, beginning in January with displays of work by Stephen Nelson and 2012 Turner…

News 21 Nov 2012 By teamcas

Press Release: Rising star Oliver Laric scoops Contemporary Art Society’s prestigious £60,000 Annual Award 2012 with The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln

The Contemporary Art Society is delighted to announce that this year’s Annual Award, Commission to Collect, which offers one of the largest sums of money of any contemporary art prize in the UK, has been awarded to The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln, with artist Oliver Laric. Laric saw off strong competition from emerging artists Juliette Blightman and Alice Channer to secure the career-changing award.

News 22 Oct 2012 By teamcas

Press Release: Philanthropists gift outstanding modern and contemporary collection totalling £4 million to UK museums through the Contemporary Art Society

The Contemporary Art Society is delighted to announce one of the most important philanthropic donations in its 100 year history, which will benefit public collections across the UK for generations to come.

News 26 Sep 2012 By teamcas

Press Release: Contemporary Art Society moves into new home designed by Carmody Groarke

August 2012   The Contemporary Art Society is delighted to announce that it has appointed award-winning architects Carmody Groarke to design its new home in Clerkenwell, London which will open…

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