For its sixth edition, the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2014 returns with a remarkable £40,000 prize. This year, Turner Prize-winning artist, Martin Creed, will be presenting the country’s highest value contemporary art award. The award ceremony will be held on the 24th November 2014 and will announce the winner among the four shortlisted museums and nominated artists, which are Harris Museum & Art Gallery with Nathaniel Mellors, Leeds Art Gallery with Becky Beasley, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art with Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, and Whitworth Art Gallery with Martin Boyce.
Caroline Douglas, Director of the commented, “It creates a unique opportunity for an artist to create new work for a museum and the panel’s selection includes highly regarded artists who are under-represented in public collections, particularly outside London.” Panellist of the award, Tom Morton, added, “We were looking for work that people would travel to see and it is exciting to see museums proposing new works by artists whose practice includes less traditional disciplines such as performance and moving image.”
In supporting UK-based museum or public galleries, the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award offers a great opportunity for new artists and . With contribution from the Sfumato Foundation, the award gives the winning regional museum the opportunity to commission a major new artwork for the Contemporary Art Society permanent collection. The special ceremony will bring forth its winner, which will be presented at London’s Barbican Centre with appearances by Grayson Perry, Cornelia Parker, Jeremy Deller and Mark Wallinger.
Contemporary Art Society Annual Awards 2014
24 November 2014