VG&M – A Break with Tradition: 100 years of the Contemporary Art Society

cas-vgm-2-100A Break with Tradition: 100 years of the Contemporary Art Society
28 May – 14 August 2010

Numerous contemporary artists’ work feature in this exhibition including Bridget Riley‘s wallpaper designs for the Royal Liverpool Hospital, Philip King‘s Heart sculpture and Dennis Creffield‘s Autumn Equinox I inspired by JMW Turner.
Aiming to de-mystify contemporary art, this latest exhibition at the Victoria Gallery & Museum features material from the diverse collection of gifts given to the University of Liverpool by the Contemporary Art Society (CAS).  Founded by a group of art enthusiasts, the CAS buys from young artists and donates their work to British museums and galleries.  As well as supporting artists in the early stages of their careers, the CAS aims for the widest possible access to contemporary art.

Central to the exhibition is a wish to engage visitors with contemporary art.  To encourage public interaction, visitors to the VG&M have voted on artwork for inclusion in the exhibition.  Also on display is art by students from Liverpool Community College and Liverpool Adult Learning Services.  Their work is inspired by Graham Arnold‘s ‘August’, which made “that fleeting memory into something more permanent and meaningful” (Arnold).  It is hoped that this work will inspire visitors to reconsider their own responses to this exhibition.

Free talks and workshops accompany this exhibition.                           
Visit the What’s On page for more information.

Venue details

Dennis Creffield ‘Autumn Equinox I’