Contemporary Art Society announces the shortlist for the Annual Award for Museums 2010

Annual Award 2010
Annual Award 2010

The following four museums have been shortlisted to potentially receive £60,000 to commission a new work for their collection.

The Hepworth Wakefield and Wolverhampton Art Gallery
in partnership with Film and Video Umbrella – proposal with artist Luke Fowler

Leeds Art Gallery (Leeds Museums & Galleries)proposal with artist Clare Woods

mima, Middlesbrough and the AV Festival – proposal with artist John Gerrard

Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester– proposal with artist Nico Vascellari

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The Award for 2009 was presented to Graves Art Gallery: Museums Sheffield for their proposal with Czech artist Katerina Šedá. The work will be exhibited in November 2010.

In the second year of the Contemporary Art Society’s Annual Award, the proposals listed above have been shortlisted by our selection panel: Pavel Buchler (artist),Carline Douglas (Head of Arts Council Collection), Lisa Panting (Director, Picture This) and Emily Wardill(artist).

The selection panel’s role is to select a winner from the many excellent proposals submitted by public collections across the UK who are members of the Contemporary Art Society. The short listed museums reflect a range of approaches to the priorities for the Award: to develop an outstanding new work from an artist who may be showing widely but who is not yet represented in public collections in this country, or, whose work is an important fit with an existing collection. Each of the short-listed museums will receive £1,000 to develop their second stage proposals in more detail.

The winning proposal will be selected in November this year and will be announced at the Contemporary Art Society’s Annual Reception on 9 November 2010 at Tate Britain.

The Award is generously supported by the Sfumato Foundation, and is the latest initiative from the Contemporary Art Society; charity that supports contemporary artists by promoting the importance of collecting and commissioning by public and private bodies and individuals nationally within the broader international context for contemporary art.


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