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Conservator's View: Movement in Squares by Bridget Riley
Conservator Rachel Carey-Thomas discusses her work to prepare Bridget Riley’s seminal Arts Council Collection work, Movement in Squares, 1961, ahead of the artist’s Hayward Gallery retrospective.

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Artist in Focus: Vanley Burke
Collection works by the Birmingham-based photographer and ‘godfather of black British photography’ are currently on show at Firstsite in Colchester as part of Super Black, a new National Partners exhibition.

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The Printed Line: An Introduction to Printmaking
Learn more about the art of printmaking via key works from the Arts Council Collection with Professor Paul Coldwell in our latest educational film produced to accompany current touring exhibition, The Printed Line

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18/19 Acquisitions
Explore the latest additions to the Collection, which this year includes 59 artworks by 25 artists spanning moving image, performance, installation, painting and sculpture, available for loan to galleries and public institutions throughout the UK

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Artist in Focus: Tai Shani
Find out more about the work of Tai Shani, one of four Arts Council Collection artists shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2019, alongside Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock and Oscar Murillo.

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Spirit Jar

Perry, Grayson

Spirit Jar

1994

Hippy Dialectics

Mellors, Nathaniel

Hippy Dialectics

2010

Gedser

Tillmans, Wolfgang

Gedser

2004

Self Portrait with Fried Eggs (from Self Portraits series 1990-98)

Lucas, Sarah

Self Portrait with Fried Eggs (from Self Portraits series 1990-98)

1996

Girl in a Green Dress

Freud, Lucian

Girl in a Green Dress

1954

True To Size

Phillipson, Heather

True To Size

2015

Nunhead

Hiorns, Roger

Nunhead

2004

Sleeper

Unwin, Phoebe

Sleeper

2012

Jym in the Studio

Auerbach, Frank

Jym in the Studio

1963

Popcorn Shells

Ofili, Chris

Popcorn Shells

1995

Movement in Squares

Riley, Bridget

Movement in Squares

1961

+ and -

Hatoum, Mona

+ and -

1994

Loop

Organ, Margaret

Loop

1978

Things I associate with you

Phillips, Ciara

Things I associate with you

2014

We Two Boys Together Clinging

Hockney, David

We Two Boys Together Clinging

1961

Youth, Jarrow

Killip, Chris

Youth, Jarrow

1976

Head VI

Bacon, Francis

Head VI

1949

Slow Movement

Caro, Anthony

Slow Movement

1965

Educational Outing from Handsworth from Inside series

Burke, Vanley

Educational Outing from Handsworth from Inside series

1968

Figure in Blue

Johnson, Claudette

Figure in Blue

2018

untitled: dunce

Barlow, Phyllida

untitled: dunce

2015

Oh Hélène, J'erre en ma chambre (Oh Helen, I roam my room) Poemes et Planches - Jules Laforgue French Edition B

Caulfield, Patrick

Oh Hélène, J'erre en ma chambre (Oh Helen, I roam my room) Poemes et Planches - Jules Laforgue French Edition B

1973

BRIDGIT

Prodger, Charlotte

BRIDGIT

2016

Regine

Warren, Rebecca

Regine

2007

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Antony Gormley: Field for the British Isles goes to Firstsite


21 Oct 2019

The world-famous Field for the British Isles, by Sir Antony Gormley is to go to Arts Council Collection National Partner gallery, Firstsite in Essex.

Field for The British Isles, which consists of 40,000 tiny individual terracotta figures, is the largest single artwork in the Arts Council Collection and was made by Gormley in 1993 with 100 volunteers who were each given a portion of clay and instructions for the size and shape he wanted for the figures.

After being acquired by the Arts Council Collection in 1995, Field...

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The Arts Council Collection is the UK's most widely seen collection of modern and contemporary art.

With more than 8,000 works by over 2,000 artists, it can be seen in exhibitions and public displays across the country and beyond. This website offers unprecedented access to the Collection, and information about each work can be found on this site.