Paula Rego, Young Predators (from Girl and Dog series), 1987. Courtesy Paula Rego and Cristea Roberts Gallery, London ©️ Paula Rego
CAS Recommends 22 Dec 2021 By Marcus Crofton

January 2022

Following on from her Tate retrospective, Rego returns to Arnolfini in Bristol nearly 40 after her first exhibition there with an exhibition exploring on her print making.

Caryl Hubbard CBE, Image courtesy the Holburne Museum, Bath
CAS News 20 Dec 2021 By Tania Adams

Caryl Hubbard CBE, 1933-2021

Awarded a CBE for her services to the arts, Hubbard first joined the CAS in 1972, serving as Chair between 1982 and 1988.

Elephant Park sculpture workshop
CAS News By CAS Team

Ryan Gander appointed to create new public artwork for London

Ryan Gander was invited to the role following a curatorial process led by Contemporary Art Society Consultancy.

Alexandra Bircken, The Doctor, 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Herald St, London.
Recent Acquisitions 15 Dec 2021 By Marcus Crofton

Alexandra Bircken’s The Doctor donated to the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow through the Valeria Napoleone XX Contemporary Art Society Scheme

VN XX CAS encourages debate on the gender imbalance in UK museum collections

Rachel Jones with work from her exhibition SMIIILLLLEEEE at Thadeus Ropac, London. Photo: Adama Jalloh
Friday Dispatch 10 Dec 2021 By Caroline Douglas

Rachel Jones: SMIIILLLLEEEE at Thadeus Ropac, London

Jones’ paintings are thrilling at scale, leading the eye in a darting journey across the canvas.

Chioma Ebinama: A Spiral Shell exhibition view. Maureen Paley, London, 2021. © Chioma Ebinama, courtesy Maureen Paley, London
Friday Dispatch 3 Dec 2021 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Chioma Ebinama: A Spiral Shell at Maureen Paley, London

Large scale paintings are suspended in space at Chioma Ebinama’s first exhibition at Maureen Paley, allowing the viewer to see both sides of the works against a backdrop of gorgeous pastel-coloured walls.

Gladys Nilsson, A Source #2, 2014, Mixed media on paper, 65.4 x 101.9 cm, Framed 83.2 x 119.7 cm
Friday Dispatch 26 Nov 2021 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Gladys Nilsson: Games at Hales Gallery, London

There is a fascination with bodies, in particular the female body, fabulous and constricting, in the collages of Gladys Nilsson on show at Hales London gallery.

Derek Jarman, Margaret Thatcher’s Lunch, 1987. Courtesy of Keith Collins Will Trust and Amanda Wilkinson Gallery, London
CAS Recommends 24 Nov 2021 By CAS Team

December 2021

Manchester Art Gallery is holding a major retrospective of Derek Jarman’s practice, featuring bodies of work never before seen in public. Jarman helped to define a new era in British…

Anya Paintsil, I am the Predator, not the prey II, 2021. Presented by the Contemporary Art Society to Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, 2021/22. Courtesy of Ed Cross Fine Art, London © the artist
Recent Acquisitions By Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi

The CAS commissions two textile works by Anya Paintsil for Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle

I am the Predator, not the Prey I and II are both self-portraits that remind the viewer of the struggles and frustrations of the beauty standards that are placed on women of colour and Black women.

Colin Ledwith
CAS News By CAS Team

Consultancy Head Colin Ledwith to take part in final COP26 British Council and Fundacion Espacio seminar

On 1 December, Head of Consultancy Colin Ledwith will be taking part in the British Council and Fundacion Espacio’s final collaborative seminar considering UK and Venezuelan responses to environment and…

Billie Zangewa, In Times of Trouble, 2021. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London
Friday Dispatch 19 Nov 2021 By Christine Takengny

Billie Zangewa: Running Water at Lehmann Maupin, London

While the familiarity of everyday events can seem simple and mundane, Zangewa’s work speaks to the fundamental importance of women’s labour and feminist perspectives in a globalised society.

Installation view of Tania Kovats: Oceanic at Parafin, London. Courtesy Parafin, London. Photo: Peter Mallet.
Friday Dispatch 12 Nov 2021 By Christine Takengny

Tania Kovats: Oceanic at Parafin, London

With themes around maritime culture, water pollution and coral bleaching at centre stage, Oceanic is a critical reflection on how art can speak to our critical climate crisis and is a timely artistic comment on socio-political and environmental concerns.

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