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Bore Song, 2011, and related drawings, 2009-2012. Installation view at the Contemporary Art Society (13 February - 1 March 2013). Acquired by the Contemporary Art Society for Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum.
11 Jan 2013—28 Mar 2013 59 Central Street PROJECTS, Displays

PROJECT 01: 60 Seconds with PROJECTS artist Stephen Nelson

PROJECTS, a programme of quarterly exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Society’s home at 59 Central Street, showcases the work of artists drawn from our Artist Membership as well as guest…

User Group Disco (still)
9 Jan 2013—8 Feb 2013 Displays

DISPLAYS: Elizabeth Price

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 Price creates immersive video installations incorporating digital moving image, text and music. By drawing upon existing archives of imagery, sound or physical art collections Price invites us to explore our complex relationship to objects and consumer culture.

User Group Disco 2009, HD video, 15 min Film still © the artist, courtesy the artist and MOT International
8 January 2013 59 Central Street DISPLAYS, Talks & Events

DISPLAYS Preview: Elizabeth Price

User Group Disco (2009) is the first of our displays at the Contemporary Art Society showcasing artworks donated by the Contemporary Art Society to UK museums.

Matt Westbrook unique framed collages on An Endless Supply's Curwen Press Ashlar wallpaper, after Edward Bawden 2011/2012. Installtion view at the Contemporary Art Society, 2012. Photo: Tom Horak
31 August 2012 Displays

Rotate: Eastside Projects & Grand Union

For Rotate Ruth Claxton and Cheryl Jones present work by artists associated with Eastside Projects and Grand Union.

Marie Toseland, Mass IV, 20012. Image courtesy the artist
24 February 2012 Displays

Publication Launch: The Potential for Windows and Scale

This event marks the close of The Potential for Windows and Scale in the launch of a new publication.

Artist and co-curator Sovay Berriman outlines the themes behind The Potential for Windows and Scale 2011 photo: Thomas Horak
19 September 2011 Displays

Rotate: The Potential for Windows and Scale

Private View for the ongoing Rotate exhibition series at our offices.

Rotate: Workplace Gallery installation at the Contemporary Art Society offices (24 May - 2 September 2011), photo: Thomas Horak
24 May 2011—2 Sep 2011 Displays

Rotate: Workplace Gallery

For Rotate Workplace Gallery in Gateshead presented a selection of work by represented artists including Eric Bainbridge, Catherine Bertola, Marcus Coates, Laura Lancaster, Richard Rigg and Matt Stokes.

Mit Senoj, Berberis, 2010 © the artist courtesy: Bureau, Manchester
28 Sep 2010—6 May 2011 Displays

Rotate: Bureau: Industry & Idleness

For Rotate, Manchester-based gallery Bureau have collaborated with The Whitworth Art Gallery, a Contemporary Art Society Member Museum.

Rob Filby, 10, 11, 14 Pyramidic Jelly Mould & Co (detail), 2006, framed digital print, © the artist courtesy: the artist and Outpost
13 Apr 2010—17 Sep 2010 Displays

Rotate: Outpost

Norwich-based Outpost selected six artists, Helene Appel, Rob Filby, Neil Baker, Jacques Rogers, Karen Cunningham and Steve Bishop from their own artist members’ archive.

Nous Vous, Gentle-man Dolls, 2010, cotton, fabric paint, © the artists photo: Matthew Blaney
26 Jan 2010—2 Apr 2010 Displays

Rotate: Nous Vous

Leeds-based creative studio Nous Vous (Jay Cover, Nicolas Burrows and William Edmonds) produced new works in direct response to the Contemporary Art Society office.

WORKS | PROJECTS at the Contemporary Art Society offices, 11 — 15 Emerald Street, London. WC1N 3QL  (5 October — 8 January 2010) included works by Edwina Ashton, Michael Dean, Sarah Dobai, Andy Holden, David Mackintosh, Roy Voss, Richard Wilson and Richard Woods
5 Oct 2009—8 Jan 2010 Displays


WORKS|PROJECTS is the commercial gallery established in Bristol by the independent curator Simon Morrissey.

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