CASW 80th Anniversary Celebrations

Into the Light an Exhibition of  CASW Gifts to the University of South Wales

Featuring 50 artworks including work by David Garner, Carol Hiles, James Donovan, Alan Salisbury, Sue Williams, Charles Burton, Glenys Cour, Jack Crabtree, Dilys Jackson, Shani Rhys James and many more.
Oriel y Bont, Ty Crawshay
University of South Wales
Treforest, Pontypridd CF37 1DL
Open Monday-Thursday 8:30am – 5pm
Friday 8:30 am-4:30pm

Exhibition runs until 22nd December 2017

Donovan, James – Miner Community Triptych (2000)

About the Contemporary Art Society for Wales (CASW)

Founded in the 1930s, and based on a belief in the power of the visual arts to uplift the human spirit, CASW continues to play an active part in the cultural life of Wales through:

Supporting the purchase of artworks for public display

  • In total over 800 works have been gifted to galleries and museums
  • Currently 15 institutions throughout Wales hold CASW acquisition

Organising lectures, visits and study tours

  • Free lectures open to the general public, as well as lectures/lunches for members featuring leading practitioners and art historians
  • Visits to collections, galleries and studios in the UK and abroad

Sponsoring and grant-aiding activities, which have included

  • Annually awarding a National Eisteddfod Purchase Prize and Student Prize
  • Promotion of contemporary art, ranging from local initiatives to support for the Wales Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Above all the Society provides a convivial atmosphere in which to enjoy the visual arts as well as helping to secure our artistic heritage. 

Why not join us ? For membership details and further information please click on the membership tab above.

Next CASW Event 



CASW Tuesday Evening Free Lectures

All CASW Tuesday evening lectures are held at 7:30pm in School of Architecture, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3NB
No booking is required for these events



Stella Lyons – Margaret MacDonald and the Glasgow Four – 23rd January 2018

Stella Lyons is a Cardiff based art historian. Educated in Cardiff, she gained a BA [1st Class Hons.] in the History of Art at Bristol University during which she spent a year in Florence studying the art of the Renaissance. This lecture will look at the Glasgow Four, who included the painter and glass artist Margaret MacDonald. This group was influential in the movements of the time – the Arts and Crafts Movement, Japonisme and the Celtic Revival.

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Sean Vicary – Animated Landscapes – 20th February 2018

Sean Vicary Sean initially studied painting but became increasingly attracted to working in time-based media. Found objects, even detritus, serve to stimulate the creation of his Animated Landscapes or assemblages. " I am currently working with ideas of the uncanny ,...

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CASW Lisvane Lectures and Lunches

All CASW Saturday lectures are held in Lisvane Memorial Hall, Lisvane CF14 0SQ  
Members are required to book for these events


CASW Study Trips

CASW Study Visit to Alsace May 1st – 6th 2018

Visits Planned We take our exec coach from our designated pick up point in Cardiff and travel to Heathrow for our BA schedule flight to Basel at 18.35h. On arrival we will be met by a transfer rep and transported to our central hotel in Colmar where we stay 5 nights...

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