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Store to Tour is a new series of short films produced to celebrate our National Partners Programme. Each film takes a work from the Arts Council Collection as a starting point to explore the staging of key partner exhibitions and bring in voices from beyond the institutions to offer fresh perspectives on the works in question.

The latest film in the series focuses on Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s National Partners Exhibition, Revolt & Revolutions, through a poetry commission with Wakefield-born performance poet Matt Abbott. Steve Johnston’s Arts Council Collection work, Punk Portraits (1977), provide inspiration for the poet's response to the commission, which is documented in the film, alongside contributions from Yorkshire Sculpture Park Senior Curator, Helen Pheby and Family Learning Coordinator, Emma Spencer.

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Students Jump Into the Shoes of ACC

Dr Rowan Bailey from the University of Huddersfield reports on an exciting new collaborative project developed alongside Arts Council Collection's latest Touring Exhibition, In My Shoes.
Glasgow International

Following the latest Arts Council Collection Curators’ Day at this year’s Glasgow International, Amy Tobin, Curator at Kettle’s Yard and Lecturer in History of Art, University of Cambridge, reports from Scotland’s largest festival for contemporary art.
Engaging Families

Emma Bearman reports from the Arts Council Collection Curators’ Day event, Engaging Families, and considers new ways of engaging family audiences in art galleries and museums.
Towards Civic Engagement

Ellen Mara De Wachter reports from our Arts Council Collection Curators’ Day at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough.

Artist of the Month

Carol Rhodes

Curator Brian Cass, Head of Exhibitions at Towner Art Gallery, focuses on the work of Carol Rhodes, Glasgow-based painter whose work often depicts oblique landscapes, detached views of non-places as if seen from a low-flying aircraft.
Emma Hart

Emma Hart’s multidisciplinary practice includes sculpture, video, photography and performance. Her recent ceramic pieces possess an unruly aesthetic and are often autobiographical.
Caragh Thuring

Often painting directly on to untreated linen rather than the traditional white canvas, Caragh Thuring creates what she refers to as ‘speculative environments’.
Kim Lim

Born in Singapore in 1936, Kim Lim moved to the UK at the age of 18 to study at St Martin’s School of Art in London (1954-56). Here, Lim developed a particular interest in wood carving.

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Store to Tour: Walker Art Gallery

This film explores Anya Gallaccio’s can love remember the question and the answer (2003), a central work in Walker Art Gallery’s latest National Partners exhibition, Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender & Identity
Artist Interview: Cornelia Parker

Cornelia Parker OBE discusses her Arts Council Collection work, Neither From Nor Towards, 1992 and the importance of art education.
Kaleidoscope: Tess Jaray Interview

Artist Tess Jaray discusses her painting, St. Stephen's Way, 1964, as well as reflecting on her artistic career and the influence of Italian architecture and Islamic art in her work.
National Saturday Clubs Masterclass

This film documents the experience of Saturday Club participants as they discovered what it takes to make an exhibition happen from lighting and temperature control to theme selection.
Artist Interview: Ryan Mosley

Artist Ryan Mosley discusses his practice and Collection paintings James, 2016 and Bones of Time, 2013.
Kaleidoscope: Sam Cornish Interview

Sam Cornish, co-curator of Kaleidoscope: Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art, discusses some of the ideas and themes behind the first Arts Council Collection survey of 1960s British art in over twenty years.

Publications

On Paper

Including an original text by writer Ian Sansom, On Paper offers a new perspective on a common material, displaying some of the most creative applications of the medium.
Kaleidoscope: Colour and Sequence...

With an introductory text by curator Natalie Rudd and an in-depth new essay by curator and writer Sam Cornish, this compact publication presents the work of over 20 artists, including Robyn Denny, Tess Jaray, Phillip King, Kim Lim and Jeremy Moon.
A Century of Prints in Britain

Showcasing over 200 highlights from the Arts Council Collection, A Century of Prints in Britain explores the radical transformations that have shaped British printmaking throughout the twentieth century to today.
Antony Gormley: Field for the British Isles

25 years after its first showing, Antony Gormley: Field for the British Isles offers an invigorating new perspective on this seminal and much-loved work of twentieth-century British art.

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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.