Annual Award 2013 winners with Contemporary Art Society Director Caroline Douglas, Chairman Mark Stephens, and award presenter Mark Wallinger. Photo: Joe Plommer
Films 19 Nov 2013

Elizabeth Price wins the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2013

Elizabeth Price is the winner of the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2013 with the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology (in partnership with the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art).

Ann Elliott  and Marguerite Nugent discuss The Eric & Jean Cass Gift, 2013, photo: Joe Plommer

Marguerite Nugent and Ann Elliott discuss The Eric & Jean Cass Gift

From 16 October – 22 November 2013, a selection of Pop works donated to Wolverhampton Art Gallery, West Midlands, from The Eric & Jean Cass Gift will be on display…

Eric and Jean Cass talk about the Niki de Saint-Phalle works they donated to Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow through the Contemporary Art Society.
Films 13 Nov 2013

The Eric & Jean Cass Gift – Niki de Saint-Phalle works donated to Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Eric and Jean Cass talk about the Niki de Saint-Phalle works they donated to Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow through the Contemporary Art Society. The Contemporary Art Society is delighted…

Audio 24 Sep 2013

Spotlight on Contemporary Collectors: Commissioning Contemporary Art with Louisa Buck (24 September 2013)

Louisa Buck, art critic and contemporary art correspondent for The Art Newspaper, discusses the process and challenges for private collectors to commission contemporary artwork, from the initial invitation to an…

David Douard, 5ICK S4LIVA (vegetativ-them), 2013, plaster, resin, ink, wood, metal, fake flowers, iPod, sound work on headphones, 200 x 80 x 80 cm, unique.
Audio 18 Sep 2013

International Focus: Paris with Vincent Honoré, French Curator and Director of DRAF (18 September 2013)

We were thrilled to introduce the third edition in a new series of seminars looking at the very best of contemporary visual practice by geography. Our International Focus series outlines…

2 Sep 2013

DISPLAYS Artist Talk: Louisa Fairclough (21 February 2013)

The Contemporary Art Society is delighted to present Bore Song (2011), a moving image work by British artist Louisa Fairclough, which it recently donated to Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum….

Films 30 Aug 2013

DISPLAYS Curator Talk: David Hockney (13 June 2013)

Curator Helen Stalker of the Whitworth Art Gallery discusses the pervading influence of A Rake’s Progress,  Thursday 13 June, 19.00 The Contemporary Art Society recently gifted David Hockney’s A Rake’s Progress (1961-3) to…

Ivan Seal, plemploted fowidead (2011), oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm. © the artist, courtesy the artist and Carl Freedman Gallery. Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society for Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, 2012

DISPLAYS Artist Talk: Ivan Seal (19 April 2013)

Ivan Seal in conversation with Harriet Loffler of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Friday 19 April, 19.00 “We see memory as this expanding architecture, rooms which open out on rooms – it’s…


DISPLAYS Curator Talk: Phyllida Barlow (26 March 2013)

Curator Deborah Dean, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, discusses the work of Phyllida Barlow Thursday 26 March, 19.00 Phyllida Barlow is a central figure in the development of contemporary British sculpture….

Films 11 Jul 2013

DISPLAYS Artist Talk: Elizabeth Price (17 January 2013)

USER GROUP DISCO (2009) by 2012 Turner Prize winner Elizabeth Price was recently gifted by the Contemporary Art Society to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh. Bradford-born Elizabeth…

Naum Gabo, Linear Construction in Space No. 1, 1942. Courtesy the artist and Brian Smith.
Audio 27 Jun 2013

Seminar- Spotlight on Contemporary Collectors: Collections Patron Brian Smith in conversation (27 June 2013)

Contemporary Art Society Collections Patron Brian Smith discusses the development of his extensive collection of 20th century British art which he has been building for over 40 years. Amongst the highlights in…

Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Conflict within the Organization, 2010, screensaver, installation view at the Contemporary Art Society 2013, duration 6.48 minutes, © the artists. Photo: Joe Plommer
Audio 19 Jun 2013

Artist Talk: Pil and Galia Kollectiv (19 June 2013)

An artist talk by duo Pil & Galia Kollectiv who are currently showing in PROJECT 02: Verging on the Absurd, the second in our new series of displays showcasing work by our Artist…

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