The CAS acquires 106 works by 16 artists for museums and communities across the UK through its Rapid Response Fund

The Contemporary Art Society’s Rapid Response Fund has bought 106 works of art for 16 museums across the UK, financially supporting artists and helping museums reach out to new audiences as they beginning their re-opening programmes as coronavirus-based restrictions ease. This includes acquisitions for The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and The New Art Gallery Walsall.

The CAS acquires an evocative photograph by John Akomfrah for the Mead Art Gallery, University of Warwick Art Collection

The Contemporary Art Society has acquired a photographic print by John Akomfrah for the Mead Art Gallery, University of Warwick Art Collection. John Akomfrah is an acclaimed filmmaker and artist known for his deeply moving works which reflect on diaspora, colonialism, migration and identity.