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Installation view of Mikhail Karikis & Uriel Orlow, 'Sounds From Beneath', 2011-2012. Courtesy the artist.
2011/12 Worcester City Art Gallery

Mikhail Karikis and Uriel Orlow

The Contemporary Art Society is pleased to present our recent acquisition of Mikhail Karikis and Uriel Orlow’s Sounds from Beneath (2011-2012), first shown at Manifesta 9 in 2012. The work is…

Janice Kerbel, Remarkable Double Attraction Crystal and Blindspot, 2007
2015 Bury Art Gallery

Janice Kerbel

We are excited to share with you our recent acquisition of Janice Kerbel’s (b.1969) Remarkable: Double Attraction – Crystal and Blindspot (2007) for Bury Art Museum. Kerbel is currently nominated…

Noemie Goudal, ‘Satellite II’, 2014. Lambda Print, 168 x 208 cm, Edition 2 of 5. Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 2015
2015 Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, Mead Art Gallery

Noémie Goudal

The Contemporary Art Society has acquired Satellite I and Satellite II by Noémie Goudal (b.1984, Paris, France) for Mead Art Gallery, Warwick and Leamington Spa Art Gallery. Noémie Goudal’s work…

The Diamond (Descartes' Daughter), (2008), 16mm film. © Emily Wardill; courtesy FORTESCUE AVENUE/Jonathan Viner.
2009/10 Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Emily Wardill

Aberdeen Art Gallery’s first benefactor Alexander MacDonald (1831– 84), a local granite merchant and collector of fine art, bought contemporary works from artists whom he knew. His bequest funding which, he…

Michael Eden Cyan Bloom (2014) 3D printed in high-quality nylon with unique mineral soft coating 22 x 19cm Edition 18/24.
2015 Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Michael Eden

Michael Eden (b.1955, Blackburn, UK), is based in Milnthorpe, Cumbria, UK. His innovative work is represented in public collections in the UK and abroad such as Crafts Council Collection, Leeds Art Gallery and Museum of…

Sanctuary (2014) Ceramics Each work 17 x 10 x 8cm (approximately) Images © the artist.
2015 Touchstones Rochdale

Rosa Nquyen

Rosa Nguyen (b.1960, London, UK) is based in London. Her work is represented in national and international collections such as the Crafts Council Collection, the Aberdeen City Museum and the Wison Contemporary Art Museum in…

Grant Aston Radioactivitat (2013) Fired clay 65 x 55 x 60cm. © Grant Aston Photo: Michael Harvey .
2015 Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

Grant Aston

Grant Aston (b.1980, Stoke on Trent, UK) is based in London. His work has been included in a number of exhibitions including the British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke on Trent (2012); the Ceramic Art London…

Fenella Elms Large flow pot (2014) Porcelain, clay 50 x 50cm (approximately).  © the artist, courtesy the artist .
2015 Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

Fenella Elms

Fenella Elms (b.1964, Münster, Germany) is a contemporary ceramists based near Swindon who is inspired by natural forms, rhythm and motion. Her work was recently presented at galleries including Contemporary Applied Arts, London (2014); Bluecoat…

 Phoebe Cummings Production Line (2015) Clay, rope, wire, pulley 260 x 15cm (approximately). Images © Sylvain Deleu
2015 Southampton City Art Gallery

Phoebe Cummings

Phoebe Cummings (b.1981, Walsall, UK) is based in Stafford. She works without a permanent studio space, creating detailed installations and sculptures directly on site. She has undertaken a number of residencies, exhibitions and commissions in…

Paul Scott Cookworthy, Body Sherds and Plymouth Rock (2014) for Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery Ceramic collage in customised, former print tray 43 x 46cm – Alkalon, Pountney and St Vincent’s Rock(s) (2014) for Bristol Museum and Art Gallery Ceramic collage in customised, former print tray 43 x 46cm – Ladies of Llangollen, Dillwyn and Cow Creamers (2014) for National Museum Wales, Amgueddfa Cymru Ceramic collage in customised, former print tray 43 x 46cm – Toxteth Park, Herculaneum, and Liver Birds (2014) for National Museums Liverpool Ceramic collage in customised, former print tray 43 x 46cm.  © Paul Scott.  Image courtesy Plymouth City Council.
2015 Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery

Paul Scott

Paul Scott (b.1953, Darley Dale, UK) is based in rural Cumbria. Paul’s commissioned work can be found in public places in Carlisle, Gateshead and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He has also completed large-scale works in Hanoi, Vietnam and…

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