Exhibition Map

Current Exhibitions

ACC Touring Exhibition: On Paper

Paper will become the subject of this exhibition, rather than the often overlooked support for drawings.
ACC Touring Exhibition: In My Shoes

In My Shoes explores the ways in which artists based in the UK have represented themselves in their work since the 1990s.
Leo Fitzmaurice: Between You and Me and Everything Else

As part of the Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme, Liverpool-based artist Leo Fitzmaurice will create an assembly of portraits within Room 9 at the Gallery.
Criminal Ornamentation: Yinka Shonibare MBE curates the Arts Council Collection

Criminal Ornamentation explores the cultural and social dimensions of the use of pattern in art.

Past Exhibitions

Looking North at Walker Art Gallery

October – February 2017
Coming Out Sexuality, Gender & Identity at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

This exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in England and Wales.



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.