Past Events

Haroon Mirza, A Chamber for Horwitz; Sonakinatography Transcriptions in Surround Sound, 2015, based on works by Channa Horwitz. Installation view Museum Tinguely, Basel © 2015 Museum Tinguely, Basel; Photo: Bettina Matthiessen
23 September 2016 Talks & Events, The Artist's Table

The Artist’s Table – Haroon Mirza

Mirza combines a variety of readymade and time based material to create audio compositions, which are often realised as performances, site-specific installations and kinetic sculptures.

1 Jun 2016—3 Jun 2016 National Network

National Network International Trip: Belgium

During our three-day trip to Flanders, we will visit important private and public collections and institutions, meeting with directors, curators, artists and other influential agents within the visual arts ecology of the region.

Oliver Laric, Lincoln 3D Scans (2013). Commissioned by The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln through the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2012.
13 May 2016 Annual Conference, National Network, Talks & Events

Annual Conference: Reactivate the Collection

Join us at the Museum of London as we discuss how contemporary artistic interventions of different kinds can be used to reframe, revive and reactivate the contents of varied collections.

Elizabeth Price, A Restoration (film still), 2016. Image courtesy the artist and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.
23 March 2016 National Network, Talks & Events

National Network Study Day: Elizabeth Price, The Artist and the Museum

Elizabeth Price will talk about the development of her ambitious work A RESTORATIONand the collaboration with other professionals involved in the project.

CASt Central London visits Apostolous Georgiou at Rodeo Gallery, March 2016. Photo: Dr Ilaria Puri Purini
12 March 2016 Talks & Events

Tour – CASt: Central London

The Contemporary Art Society tour (CASt) is London’s first and most popular gallery bus tour, taking place throughout the year and offering an inspirational insight into the city’s most exciting…

Artists Table: Goshka Macuga
10 March 2016 Talks & Events, The Artist's Table

The Artist’s Table – Goshka Macuga

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT. Many thanks to all who bought tickets.   The Contemporary Art Society is pleased to present The Artist’s Table – Goshka Macuga. This bespoke artist curated event will…

The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
18 February 2016 National Network

National Network Tour: Manchester

We will be exploring the dynamic arts ecology of Manchester at an exciting time in its cultural development, visiting contemporary arts spaces across the city. We will be exploring the…

Newport Street Gallery, London, 2015.
22 January 2016 National Network

National Network CAStour: South London

Our CAStours are designed to offer high level access to artists, curators and gallery directors across the country. Each tour will provide an inspirational insight into the most exciting exhibitions,…

Great Works
11 December 2015 National Network, Talks & Events

Breakfast Launch: Great Works

Great Works is an important new initiative in contemporary art. For more information please contact Marcus Crofton  

Simon Fujiwara, A Spire, 2015, Laidlaw Library, University of Leeds. Image courtesy University of Leeds. Contemporary Art Society Consultancy worked with the University to develop a University wide arts strategy and provided curatorial guidance to appoint the artist for the commission.
1 December 2015 National Network

National Network: Case Study Day

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds, Parkinson Building, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT With the increasing prominence of loans-based exhibitions it has become essential to master…

Christina Mackie, The Judges III (2013), mixed media (detail). Photograph John Hartley, 2013. Commissioned through the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2011.
23 November 2015 National Network, Talks & Events

Annual Award for Museums 2015

This year’s £40,000 prize will be awarded by Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA) Shortlist: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art with Pablo Helguera Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and Artes Mundi…

Mikhail Karikis, Children of Unquiet, 2013-14
23 November 2015 National Network

National Network: London Studio Visits

Monday 23 November 2015, 12.00 Starting with lunch at 12.00 at the Contemporary Art Society in Central Street we will visit artist studios in London including Acava, Space and Acme…

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