Two sculptural works by Hayley Tompkins acquired for Touchstones Rochdale
The acquisition of ‘Untitled’ (2015) and ‘Chair’ (2013) supports the museum’s ongoing programme of using contemporary art to newly contextualise and reinvigorate elements of their social history collection
CAS Annual Award Winner Elizabeth Price’s new work opens at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
The Daily Telegraph described the two-screen digital video as “the artwork of the year”
Sara Barker work acquired for The Whitworth, The University of Manchester
At the boundary between sculpture and painting, Sea Heaves in a Glass, 2015, will be going on show at The Whitworth from 10 March 2016.
Nathaniel Mellors’ most ambitious film to date opens at the Harris Museum, Preston
Mellors won the CAS Annual Award in 2014 and has created an absurdist drama that uses the control of language as its core theme.
Hito Steyerl film acquired for GoMA, the first work by the artist to enter a UK Collection
Abstract (2012) commemorates a childhood friend of Steyerl’s who became a revolutionary and was killed in the Kurdish region of Turkey in 1998 when fighting for the PKK.
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…
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.
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.
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
Mary Redmond, commissioned for Paisley Museum & Art Galleries, and Laure Prouvost, acquired for Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester.