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DISPLAYS – Three Women Painters: Phoebe Unwin, Clare Woods and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Showcasing new paintings we have recently purchased for museums, this display provides a unique opportunity to compare and contrast the work of these three prominent female artists. To Tell Them…
DISPLAYS: Simon Fujiwara
An edition of Simon Fujiwara’s Rebekkah was recently purchased for Leeds Art Gallery through the Contemporary Art Society Collections Committee. Established in 2012, the committee selects and buys works by early…
DISPLAYS: Turner Prize 2013 winner Laure Prouvost
The work of 2013 Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost moves between film, performance, sound and site-specific installation. It often plays with the relationship between director, performer, audience and the architecture of viewing. Last…
DISPLAYS: The Eric & Jean Cass Gift
Collectors Eric and Jean Cass recently donated over £4 million of modern and contemporary artworks to the Contemporary Art Society for gifting to museums. The gift is one of the…
DISPLAYS: John Stezaker
British artist John Stezaker uses collage to explore the subversive within found images such as film magazines, vintage postcards and illustrations. Fall XII and Fall XIII (both 1992) were recently…
Artist Talk – Pil & Galia Kollectiv
Pil & Galia Kollectiv discuss their work at the Contemporary Art Society as part of PROJECT 02: Verging on the Absurd.
DISPLAYS Curator Talk – Helen Stalker on David Hockney’s A Rake’s Progress
Curator Helen Stalker of the Whitworth Art Gallery discusses the pervading influence of A Rake’s Progress at the Contemporary Art Society on 13 June.
DISPLAYS Preview – David Hockney
We are delighted to present the entire set of 16 prints this summer. This seminal work is a semi-autobiographical story about Hockney, the ‘rake’, and the down and outs of his life in New York in the early 1960s.
PROJECTS Preview: PROJECTS 02 – Verging on the Absurd
The second in our new series of displays showcasing our Artist Members and guest artists, Verging On The Absurd, curated by Elinor Morgan, freelance curator and ESP Programmer at Eastside P30rojects, Birmingham.
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Doing the Work: Documenting Collections
Few resources are given to this area of museum work, and it has yet to become the subject of serious and sustained scrutiny in efforts to decolonise museums and root out racist museum practices.
CAS Consultancy Talk: Children are Place-Makers
Presented as part of the new 2021 Cambridge Festival, Children are Place-makers is a discussion about the work of ArtScapers, a children-centric programme exploring the North West Cambridge Development through…
CAS Consultancy Talk – Commemoration and Confrontation: Memorials as Political Acts
CAS Consultancy brings together artists, historians, architects, producers and curators to discuss the political issue of memorials in contemporary public space.
Doing the Work: Interpreting Artworks
Part of ‘Doing the Work’, an online CPD workshop series for curators co-produced by the Contemporary Art Society and the Decolonising Arts Institute (University of the Arts London). Read more. Open to CAS Museum…