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Antony Gormley and Vicken Parsons. Courtesy of Antony Gormley
News 31 Mar 2021 By CAS Team

Double your CHOOSE ART donation

For one week, from today until Wednesday 7th April, one of our inspiring donors will double every pound you give to the CHOOSE ART campaign. So, if you give £60…

Rachel Jones, A Sliced Tooth, 2020. Presented to Pallant House Gallery by the Contemporary Art Society, 2020/21
Recent Acquisitions 25 Mar 2021 By Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi

The CAS donates two works by Rachel Jones to Pallant House Gallery and Towner Art Gallery

The Contemporary Art Society has gifted two works by London based artist Rachel Jones to Pallant House Gallery, Chichester and to Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne. Jones works in the mediums…

Alan Bowness with Piet Mondrian’s 'Composition with Yellow, Blue and Red' at the Tate, 1980
CAS News 22 Mar 2021 By Tania Adams

Sir Alan Bowness CBE (1928-2021)

Sir Alan Bowness CBE (1928-2021), the renowned art historian, art critic, curator and museum director sadly died on 1 March 2021 aged 93. Educated at University College School, Hampstead, Downing…

CHOOSE ART men and woman
CAS News 15 Mar 2021 By Marcus Crofton

The CAS launches a new crowdfunding campaign to help save the UK art scene

The CHOOSE ART campaign partners with the iconic fashion designer and campaigner Katharine Hamnett to support artists and museums through the current crisis

Morel Doucet, Black Death - Crown of Thorns, 2019. Presented by the Contemporary Art Society to The Box, Plymouth through the Omega Fund, 2021
Recent Acquisitions 23 Feb 2021 By Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi

The CAS donates porcelain coffee pots by Haitian artist Morel Doucet to The Box, Plymouth

Acquired through the Omega Fund for ceramics, these two Rococo porcelain coffee pots are a metaphor to address the fragility and vulnerability of the African American and Caribbean communities.

Thomas J Price Screenshot
Friday Dispatch 12 Feb 2021 By CAS Team

Screen Life – Thomas J Price

We chat to Thomas J Price about the the importance of representation on-screen and how the likes of ‘Bridgerton’ has pushed the door open for a more positive future.

L- R Louise and Jane Wilson
Friday Dispatch 5 Feb 2021 By CAS Team

Screen Life – Jane & Louise Wilson

The artist-duo pick out some key scenes in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe and Luca Guadagnino’s We Are Who We Are that make them such astounding pieces of work, as well as explaining why Derek Jarman is the filmmaker to get us through lockdown.

Lisa Brice, Untitled 1 – 5, 2019. Gouache on paper, 41.9 x 29.6. Image courtesy the artist.
Recent Acquisitions 27 Jan 2021 By Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi

The CAS presents five works on paper by South African artist Lisa Brice to The Whitworth, Manchester

A gift through the Holly Peterson Foundation, the works show captivating feminine figures in cobalt blue.

Ali Cherri © Ali Cherri
CAS News 26 Jan 2021 By CAS Team

Ali Cherri announced as 2021 National Gallery Artist in Residence, in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Society

Ali Cherri, a Beirut-born artist whose work is inspired by artefacts and the natural world, is the National Gallery’s new Artist in Residence for 2021. The award is a collaboration with…

Jeremy Deller
Friday Dispatch 22 Jan 2021 By CAS Team

Screen Life – Jeremy Deller

Jeremy Deller takes us through some of his screen highlights

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.
Friday Dispatch 18 Dec 2020 By Caroline Douglas

A Holiday message from the CAS

I hope we will be able to look back on 2020 as a moment when, as an organisation, as a community, we saw clearly what our role could be, and translated that into immediate action.

Anne Hardy, Cipher, 2007. Purchased by Tate with assistance from the Contemporary Art Society, 2020. © Anne Hardy, courtesy Maureen Paley, London / Hove
Recent Acquisitions By Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi

The CAS supports the acquisition of a large-scale early work by Anne Hardy for Tate

‘Cipher’ is emblematic of Hardy’s ambitious room sized installations and builds a much stronger representation of Hardy within the national collection.

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