Recent Acquisitions

Goshka Macuga, Make Tofu Not War, 2018. Presented to Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery with support from the Art Fund, Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Contemporary Art Society, 2019/20
Recent Acquisitions 26 May 2021 By Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi

The CAS supports the donation of a provocative 3D tapestry by Goshka Macuga to Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

‘Make Tofu Not War’ is rich in layered narratives, associations and references, from environmental catastrophe to debates on personhood.

Rosie Hastings & Hannah Quinlan, ‘They will flee like chaff scattered by the wind or like dust whirling before a storm’, 2020 (detail). Presented to The Box, Plymouth by the Contemporary Art Society with the support of The Box, 2020/21
Recent Acquisitions 28 Apr 2021 By CAS Team

The CAS donates a film and work on paper by Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings to The Box, Plymouth

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

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 CAS Team

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

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

Anne Hardy, Cipher, 2007. Purchased by Tate with assistance from the Contemporary Art Society, 2020. © Anne Hardy, courtesy Maureen Paley, London / Hove
Recent Acquisitions 18 Dec 2020 By Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi

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

Image: Simon Ling, Untitled, 2018. Presented to Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum of Wales by the Contemporary Art Society, with additional support from the Knapping Fund and the Derek Williams Trust. © the artist, courtesy greengrassi
Recent Acquisitions 25 Nov 2020 By Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi

The CAS acquires two large-scale works by painter Simon Ling for Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum of Wales

Lubaina Himid, The Crown, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.
Recent Acquisitions 28 Oct 2020 By Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi

The CAS acquires a work on paper by Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid CBE for the Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

Samson Kambalu, 'Moses (Burning Bush)', 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Kate MacGarry.
Recent Acquisitions 24 Sep 2020 By Christine Takengny

The CAS acquires a film by Samson Kambalu for Bury Art Gallery, injecting a new medium into the museum’s collection of landscape works

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). Courtesy of the artist.
Recent Acquisitions 26 Aug 2020 By Uma Karavadra

The CAS acquires a work on paper inspired by ancient Asian art by Rina Banerjee for The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

Kaye Donachie, Monotonous Remorse, (2019). @ Kaye Donachie. Courtesy of the artist and Maureen Paley, London / Hove
Recent Acquisitions 30 Jul 2020 By Christine Takengny

The CAS acquires an evocative painting by Kaye Donachie for the Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

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