Recent Acquisitions

Natalie Dower, Countervail, Installation View, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, 1992. Photo: Elizabeth Chaplin
News 7 Aug 2015 By Team

Natalie Dower’s ‘Red Flyer’ (1989) is Reunited with Mead Gallery, Warwick

Last year, the Contemporary Art Society acquired a significant work by Natalie Dower for the Mead Gallery, University of Warwick Art Collection. The founding collection of the University of Warwick was a group of…

Ben Rivers, Ah, Liberty!, 2008, 16mm anamorphic / black & white / sound, 20 minutes, edition 2/5. Brighton Museum & Art Gallery with Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 2014. Image courtesy of the artist and Kate MacGarry, London
News 23 Jun 2015 By Team

Two Significant Films by Ben Rivers Acquired For Royal Pavilion & Museum, Brighton & Hove, and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

‘Ah, Liberty!’ (2008) and ‘Origin of The Species’ (2008) both capture contemplative portraits of individuals living at the margins of society.

Phoebe Cummings - Production Line, 2015 . Clay, rope, wire, pulley (approx. 260cm x 15cm) . Photo: Sylvain Deleu
News 9 Mar 2015 By Team

Recent Acquisition of ‘Production Line, 2015’ Breaks Boundaries in Conventional Museum Collecting

The work is ephemeral, almost a performance, and will only exist in all three collections as an archive which includes time-lapse photography and film.

David Shrigley, Untitled, 2010, Purchased through the Contemporary Art Society’s Acquisition Scheme for Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, 2013. © the artist. Image courtesy Stephen Friedman
News 28 Nov 2013 By Team

Three drawings by David Shrigley purchased for Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford

The Contemporary Art Society has purchased three drawings by Turner Prize nominee David Shrigley as a gift for Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford. The works can be viewed at Cartwright…

Recent Gifts, Acquisitions and Bequests: August 2012
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Recent Gifts, Acquisitions and Bequests: August 2012

Mary Redmond, commissioned for Paisley Museum & Art Galleries, and Laure Prouvost, acquired for Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester.

Clare Woods
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Recent Acquisitions, Gifts and Bequests: May 2012

Eva Rothschild, installation shot: Wandering Palm, 2011,Tombstone, 2011, El Fenix, 2011. Courtesy the artist and The Hepworth Wakefield. Photography: Jerry Hardman Jones
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Recent Gifts, Acquisitions and Bequests

Eva Rothschild for the Hepworth Wakefield and Elizabeth Magill for Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

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Recent Gifts, Acquisitions and Bequests

Andrew Kerr for the Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, University of Glasgow and Keith Vaughn to collections across the UK

Kerry Tribe: The Last Soviet
News 7 Dec 2011 By teamcas

Recent Acquisitions, Gifts and Bequests

Kerry Tribe, The Last Soviet, acquired for the Imperial War Museum, London and John Smith, The Black Tower acquired for the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull

Acquisition: Haroon Mirza
News 9 Nov 2011 By teamcas

Recent Acquisitions, Gifts and Bequests

Co-acquired for five national museums and galleries

Collection of Eric and Jean Cass
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Recent Acquisitions, Gifts and Bequests

Eric and Jean Cass have dedicated over 35 years of their lives to supporting artists

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