Contemporary Art Society

Encouraging an appreciation and understanding of contemporary art by a wide audience and donating works by important and new artists to museums and public galleries across the UK.


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Donations of all sizes help sustain emerging artists at the beginning of their careers and ensure that their work has inspirational impact on audiences across the UK

Annual Fundraiser

The Contemporary Art Society organises a major annual fundraising gala which raises vital funds to purchase new works for museums in the UK.  Our auctions offer guests an unrivalled opportunity to purchase works by internationally renowned artists, as well as artists attracting international critical acclaim who may not be known beyond art world insiders.

Kaleidoscope, Annual Fundraiser 2015

Christopher Jonas, Chairman, Contemporary Art Society, Caroline Douglas, Director invite you to Kaleidoscopean art auction, dinner and party on Tuesday 24 March 2015 from 19.00 at Old Billingsgate, London.

Alice Channer, Roger Hiorns, Conrad Shawcross, Phoebe Unwin, Mark Wallinger, Richard Wentworth, Jane & Louise Wilson, Rose Wylie, Artist Ambassadors

Roksanda Ilincic, Honorary Chair

Dress Code: Colour in Motion
Tickets: £350 individual, £3,300 table of 10
For the booking form click here (pdf)

All funds raised from this event will benefit the charitable mission of the Contemporary Art Society to purchase new works of contemporary art for UK public collections.

Auction Artworks by:
Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou
Steven Claydon
Martin Creed
Edmund de Waal
Ida Ekblad
Peter Fraser
Simon Fujiwara
Richard Gasper
Lothar Götz
Anne Hardy
Raphael Hefti
John Hilliard
Lubaina Himid
Amalia Pica
Clunie Reid
George Shaw
Lucy Skaer
Lorenzo Vitturi
William Wegman
Jesse Wine
Richard Woods
and many more.

Kaleidoscope Committee:
Diane Abela
Philippa Bradley
Liz Bauza
Daniela Colaiacovo
Sophie Diedrichs-Cox
Sarah Elson
Livia Firth
Linda Keyte (co-chair)
Audrey Klein
Martina Klemmer
Anna Lapshina
Suling Mead, Valeria Napoleone
Flavia Nespatti
Veronique Parke (co-chair)
Dasha Shenkman
Dana Sheves
Cathy Wills
Dina Wulfsohn
Anita Zabludowicz
Jill Zarzycki

Junior Committee Co-Chairs:
Nicola Blake and Irem Gunay

For further details on this event please contact Dida Tait, Head of Development & External Relations on +44 (0)20 7017 8414 or email

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