Recent Acquisitions

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 24 Nov 2021 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.

Oscar Murillo, Poetics of Flight (one of four) IV, 2020
Recent Acquisitions 25 Oct 2021 By CAS Team

The CAS acquires four drawings created by Oscar Murillo whilst travelling on planes for Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

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 28 Sep 2021 By CAS Team

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

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

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 28 Jul 2021 By Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi

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

James Rigler, 'Old Money' 2020. Presented to GoMA, Glasgow, by the Contemporary Art Society through the Jackson Tang Ceramics Award, 2020/21
Recent Acquisitions 24 Jun 2021 By CAS Team

Glasgow’s GoMA receives a major installation by ceramicist James Rigler through Jackson Tang Ceramics Award

Thomas J. Price, Mental Structure #19 (Just Beyond This) (3 views), 2015. Purchased with support from Art Fund, Contemporary Art Society and the Heslam Trust, 2020/21
Recent Acquisitions By Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi

The CAS helps acquire three bronze heads by sculptor Thomas J. Price for The Collection Museum and Usher Gallery, Lincoln

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

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 Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi

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 Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi

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

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