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Billie Zangewa, Sweetest Devotion, 2021. Hand-stitched silk collage, 106 x 137 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin.
CAS News 13 Oct 2021 By Marcus Crofton

Works depicting family life by Sunil Gupta, Hetain Patel and Billie Zangewa acquired at Frieze London for the Harris Museum in Preston

The Harris is currently undergoing a £10.7million refurbishment and the works will forma centrepiece of the displays when it reopens in 2024

Hetain Patel at his exhibition 'Baa's Gold' at Copperfield, London. Photo: Eva Herzog. Courtesy the artist & Copperfield, London
Friday Dispatch 30 Sep 2021 By CAS Team

Hetain Patel: Baa’s Gold at Copperfield, London

Baa’s Gold is a timely autobiographical reflection on immigration and family in the UK, humorously connecting marginalised identities with mainstream culture.

Fiona Curran. Photography: Jo Underhill
CAS News 29 Sep 2021 By CAS Team

CAS Consultancy’s latest work for Turing Locke hotel unveiled

Consultancy has partnered with artist Fiona Curran to deliver a new public artwork in Eddington, Cambridge that connects the area’s colourful history with its progressive future.

Lucy Gunning, Climbing Around My Room, 1993. Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali Gallery
CAS Recommends 28 Sep 2021 By CAS Team

October 2021

Leeds Art Gallery has just opened a remarkable exhibition of video works that features no fewer than three important CAS donations.

Renee So, Janus Vessel Man, 2019. Stoneware, 45 x 25 x 25. © Renee So. Courtesy of the artist and Kate MacGarry, London. Photography: Angus Mill.
Recent Acquisitions By CAS Team

The CAS acquires a Janus-faced stoneware vessel by Renee So for Bristol Museum & Art Gallery through its Omega Fund

The trans-historical, global points of reference in this vessel will connects with aspects of BMAG’s collections beyond art, including applied art, British archaeology, Egyptology and world cultures, blurring the boundaries between them.

Lubna Chowdhary at PEER. Installation shot by Stephen White & Co
Friday Dispatch 24 Sep 2021 By CAS Team

Lubna Chowdhary: Erratics at PEER, London

Lubna Chowdhary shows in this exhibition how to enhance the visibility of forms and colours through an experimentation with materials that pushes these to be things other than themselves.

Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Bira, 2019. On show as part of Mixing It Up: Painting Today at the Hayward Gallery, 9 September – 12 December 2021. Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro
CAS Recommends 27 Aug 2021 By Marcus Crofton

September 2021

The Hayward gallery is running a painting exhibition featuring 31 artists, of whom over half have had work previously placed by the CAS in museum collections across the UK.

Gillian Wearing CBE, RA, Untitled, 2020. Oil on board, 40.5 x 30.5 cm. Presented to Rugby Art Gallery and Museum by the Contemporary Art Society with support from the V&A Purchase Grant Fund, Rugby Museum & Art Gallery and the Zabludowicz Collection, 2020/21.
Recent Acquisitions 24 Aug 2021 By Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi

The CAS acquires a self portrait by Gillian Wearing for Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, capturing the artist’s state of mind in lockdown

Oil painting is a departure from her usual practice of documentary films and photographs that explore the expression of identity in public and personal spaces.

Christina Mackie: The Judges III at Hospitalfield. Photographer: Ruth Clark, 2021
CAS Recommends 28 Jul 2021 By Marcus Crofton

August 2021

At Hospitalfield near Dundee, Christina Mackie’s The Judges III are going on show for the first time since they were exhibited at Nottingham Castle in 2012.

Rosalind Nashashibi , ‘South of France’, 2018. Oil and nylon tights on canvas, 110 x 90 x 2 cm. Presented to Southampton City Art Gallery by the Contemporary Art Society, 2019/20
Recent Acquisitions By Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi

The CAS acquires a painting by Rosalind Nashashibi that incorporates nylon tights for Southampton City Art Gallery

Since 2014, Nashashibi’s paintings started to engage with place through organic forms rendered in vivid colours and ‘South of France’ continues in this style.

Sarah Jones, Magpie (Camera) (I), 2021. © Sarah Jones, courtesy Maureen Paley, London
Friday Dispatch 23 Jul 2021 By Caroline Douglas

‘Sarah Jones: Hall of Mirrors’ at Maureen Paley

Concise, restrained, technically brilliant, this is a show rich with ideas and allusion. Six years on from her last show at the gallery, Sarah Jones quietly produces another master class in the art form.

Jade Montserrat, 'The Sound of Bells in a Christian Country', 2017-21. Watercoulor, gouache, pencil, oil pastel, masking fluid on paper, 31 x 41 cm. Courtesy the artist and Bosse and Baum
Friday Dispatch 16 Jul 2021 By Caroline Douglas

New Works for the Summer at CAS on Mount Street

Ranging from important new voices to senior figures of the British scene, as before, the factor that unifies them all is our relationship to the artists – all of whom we have bought for museums in the UK at least once in the past.

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