Past Events

Nao Matsunaga, Home Tower, 2019. Courtesy of Marsden Woo. This work is available to purchase at 16 Mount Street.
20 July 2021 Talks & Events

How to collect ceramics

Please join collector and curator Sarah Griffin and artist Alison Britton unravelling the complexities of ceramics today. Discussing the specificity of the medium, the talk will explore studio ceramics, traditional…

Harold Offeh, Reading the Realness, 2017. Performed at Tintype Gallery with six students from Kingston University. Image courtesy: the artist and Tintype Gallery. Photo: Jo Addison
6 July 2021 Curator's CPD Programme

Doing the Work: Rethinking ‘Engagement’

Part of ‘Doing the Work’, an online CPD workshop series co-produced by the Contemporary Art Society and the Decolonising Arts Institute (University of the Arts London). Read more. Open to CAS Museum Members and professionals.…

Moyra Davey, Eric (Fade), 2018, Courtesy of greengrassi. This work is available to purchase at 16 Mount Street.
29 June 2021 Talks & Events

Collecting Photography with Nicolas Smirnoff and Marisa Bellani

Join us next Tuesday lunchtime to hear from Nicolas Smirnoff Magnum Gallery Director and Marisa Bellani, founder of Roman Road to discuss the many different aspects of photography. We will unravel questions around…

Rina Banerjee, 'In turmeric Yellow, another world apart from ours, bathed in humans as resources, natural riches seated in natures warm throne, golden and delicious, encrusted in sugary plants and rambunctious animals waited, watched when small factories tired in the business of making money could not make me a mango' (2020). Acquired by the Contemporary Art Society for The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, 2020. Courtesy of the artist.
26 May 2021 Curator's CPD Programme

Doing the Work: Collecting Practices and Acquisition Strategies

Part of ‘Doing the Work’, an online CPD workshop series co-produced by the Contemporary Art Society and the Decolonising Arts Institute (University of the Arts London). Read more. Open to CAS Museum Members and professionals.…

Yinka Shonibare, Earth, 2010. Purchased with assistance from Art Fund, the Arts Council England/Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, the Contemporary Art Society and the Friends of Wolverhampton Arts and Heritage, 2018
27 April 2021 Curator's CPD Programme, Talks & Events

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…

Agnes Denes, 'Wheatfield – A Confrontation', 1982
15 April 2021 Talks & Events

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.

Children are Place-Makers
1 April 2021 Talks & Events

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…

Matthew Krishanu, Corvus, 2019. Installation view at The Stuart Hall Library, Iniva, London, 2019. Photograph by George Torode.
24 March 2021 Curator's CPD Programme

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.

Tacita Dean. A Bag of Air, 1995. 16 mm black and white film, optical sound, voiceover, 3 minutes. Installation view, At Altitude, 2018, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne. Photograph: Rob Harris. Presented by the Contemporary Art Society with assistance from the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund and Arts Council of England, the Friends of the Towner, Eastbourne Borough Council. ©the artist
18 March 2021 Studio Visit

Online visit with Tacita Dean in her Berlin studio

Limited space available. Please RSVP to Meela@contemporaryartsociety.org to receive your private Zoom meeting link. Please join us on Zoom on 18 March when we shall be doing an online studio visit with…

Sonia Boyce, Six Acts, 2018, performance documentation at Manchester Art Gallery. Courtesy: the artist and Manchester Art Gallery; performer: Lasana Shabazz; photograph: Andrew Brooks
24 February 2021 Curator's CPD Programme

Doing the Work: Interventionist Practices

In this workshop we will consider the role of residencies and interventionist projects led by institutions and independent organisations.

Claudette Johnson, Standing Figure, 2017. Acquired by the CAS for Rugby Art Gallery and Museum through the Rapid Response Fund, 2020. Courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London. Photo: Andy Keate.
20 January 2021 Curator's CPD Programme

Doing the Work – Curation and Display: The Stories We Tell, the Knowledge We Produce

This first workshop in our ‘Doing the Work’ series will focus on curation and display in museums and galleries.

© Phyllida Barlow, courtesy of Nasher Sculpture Center
17 November 2020 The Artist's Table

The Artist’s Table – Phyllida Barlow

The Contemporary Art Society is pleased to present The Artist’s Table with Phyllida Barlow hosted by Russell Tovey This bespoke artist curated event will take place on Tuesday 17 November 2020. On a…

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