Arts Council Collection: Explore

Artist of the Month

Arts Council Collection: Explore

October 2017: Anya Gallaccio

In this month’s Artist of the Month, Charlotte Keenan McDonald, Curator of British Art at Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, looks at the work of Collection artist Anya Gallaccio.

Anya Gallaccio has often used organic materials, including, flowers, food and ice, to explore themes of decay, transience and loss in her artworks. One such piece is her sculpture, Can Love Remember the Question and the Answer? (2003), currently on show as part of Walker’s National Partners exhibition Coming Out, until 5 November.

The National Partners Programme brings works from the Collection to four major galleries across the UK, find out more

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Latest Blog: Art & Dementia


According to Alzheimer’s Society there are around 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia and this figure is due to exceed a million by 2025. Museum and gallery collections have a vast array of stories and objects that can engage people with dementia and their carers we just need to make them accessible!

The first of a new series of Curators' Days events run by the Arts Council Collection in partnership with Art Fund, presented a range of innovative approaches to using visual arts to benefit people living with dementia.

Check out our latest Blog to listen to talks from the event and find out more about creating Dementia Friendly spaces and resources in your gallery or museum.


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Arts Council Collection: Explore



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

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