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2014

Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2014 Shortlist

Now in its sixth year, the prestigious £40,000 prize is one of the country’s highest value contemporary art awards. This unique commissioning award, supported by the Sfumato Foundation, is presented by the Contemporary Art Society to a regional museum or public gallery with a nominated artist. The prize offers the winning regional museum the opportunity to commission a major new artwork for their permanent collection by an artist who is not yet well represented in museum collections in this country.

The winner will be announced at a special ceremony at the Barbican Centre in London on 24 November 2014 and previous high-profiled presenters include Grayson Perry, Cornelia Parker, Jeremy Deller and Mark Wallinger.

The members of the Annual Award 2014 jury are: Paul Bonaventura (Senior Research Fellow in Fine Art Studies, University of Oxford), Helen Legg (Director, Spike Island, Bristol), Tom Morton (Writer, Curator and contributing Editor, Frieze) and Eva Rothschild (Artist).

The nominees for the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2014 are:

– Harris Museum & Art Gallery with Nathaniel Mellors

– Leeds Art Gallery with Becky Beasley

– Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art with Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

– Whitworth Art Gallery with Martin Boyce

For more information on applying to the 2015 award, contact:
Robert Dingle, National Network & Strategic Projects Manager on +44 (0)20 7017 8405/ robert@contemporaryartsociety.org

For all press enquiries, contact:
Marcus Crofton, Communications Manager on +44 (0)20 7017 8412/ marcus@contemporaryartsociety.org

The Contemporary Art Society Annual Award for Museums is generously supported by the Sfumato Foundation.

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Contemporary Art Society's director Caroline Douglas with the Annual Award 2014 selection panel. Photo: Joe Plommer
Contemporary Art Society's director Caroline Douglas with the Annual Award 2014 selection panel. Photo: Joe Plommer