4 January 2016


Elizabeth Price Explores Ashmolean And Pitt Rivers Collection In New Video

Elizabeth Price, the Turner Prize and 2013 Contemporary Art Society Award winner has created a new work in response to the collections and archives of the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers museums, in partnership with the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, where Price teaches. The new commission is a fifteen-minute, two-screen digital video which employs the museums’ photographic and graphic […]

11 December 2015


Contemporary Art Society Launches New Acquisition Initiative For Regional Museums

A  new scheme launched by The Contemporary Art Society (CAS), aims to address the lack of important works of Contemporary Art in regional museums, across the UK. British contemporary artists who have established international reputations over the last 20 years are barely represented in most collections. The initiative was presented this morning at a breakfast held […]

13 July 2015


Shortlisted: Four Museums Compete For £40,000 Contemporary Art Society Award

The four shortlisted museums for the annual Contemporary Art Society Award have been announced. The prize will give the winning museum a chance to commission a brand new artwork for their permanent collection. The nominated artist will represent the award for a 2015 museum collection, in the UK. Again The Whitworth gallery in Manchester, winner of the £100,000 Museum of the […]

2 April 2014


Global Artists Explore War And Conflict In New London Exhibition

A powerful group of works comprise the Contemporary Art Society’s latest thought-provoking display, CONFLICT: Art and War. The display presents 10 artists who probe themes of conflict, destruction and war. The exhibition is curated by Midge Palley, art collector and Contemporary Art Society Patron. Featured Artists Include: PIO ABAD, BROOMBERG + CHANARIN, GONCALO MABUNDA, RICHARD […]

17 February 2014


Contemporary Art Society Announces Fundraising Auction To Include Laure Prouvost and Elizabeth Price

The Contemporary Art Society has unveiled further lots that are to be auctioned at their Annual Fundraising Gala on 11 March 2014. These include an editioned work from 2013 Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost, created especially for the gala, as well as a photographic work from 2012 Turner Prize winner Elizabeth Price. Also offered is […]

27 September 2013


Pop Art From Eric & Jean Cass Exhibited at Contemporary Art Society

A recently donated collection of over 300 important modern and contemporary artworks given by the collectors Eric and Jean Cass to the Contemporary Art Society for gifting to museums, including works by Karel Appel, Michael Craig-Martin, Barbara Hepworth, Joan Miro, Henry Moore, Eduardo Paolozzi, Victor Pasmore, Pablo Picasso and Niki de Saint-Phalle will be exhibited […]

17 July 2013


Contemporary Art Society £60,000 Annual Museum Award Shortlist Announced

The Contemporary Art Society has announced the shortlisted museums and their nominated artists in line to receive this year’s Contemporary Art Society Annual Award for Museums. These are: Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in partnership with the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art with artist Elizabeth Price, Birmingham […]

3 May 2013


Contemporary Art Society Announces Museums Awarded New Media Acquisitions

The inaugural winners of their new Testing Media initiative, which enables institutions across the UK to acquire contemporary artworks in new or challenging media for their collections has been announced by The Contemporary Art Society, in association with the Art Fund. The winners are: New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester and Peter Scott Gallery, […]

19 April 2013



The Trustees of the Contemporary Art Society have today announced today that Paul Hobson, Director of the Contemporary Art Society, will leave the charity in the summer to take up the Directorship of Modern Art Oxford in September. On making the announcement today, Mark Stephens, Chair of the Contemporary Art Society Trustees said: “Over the […]

26 February 2013


Christina Mackie Unveils Contemporary Art Society £60,000 Winning Commission

In November 2011, Christina Mackie won the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award for Museums – Commission to Collect with Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery. The prestigious £60,000 prize is one of highest value contemporary art awards in the country, and is awarded to a UK museum to commission an artist of their choice to […]