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Artist Interview: Mishka Henner

Mishka Henner’s appropriative practice explores the use and value of photography and its relationship with contemporary experience.

In our latest artist interview, the Manchester-based artist discusses the ideas behind his 2011, Dutch Landscapes, series, works from which were recently acquired by the Arts Council Collection and are included in Towner Gallery’s National Partners exhibition, At Altitude.

 

Artist Interviews

John Dee Interview

Artist John Dee talks about his 1966 work Revelation, reflecting on the ideas and processes behind the work as well as his time as a student at the Slade.
Cornelia Parker Interview

Parker discusses her ACC installation Neither From Nor Towards, 1992 and reflects on the role of art education.
Yinka Shonibare Interview

Artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE discusses his unique way of working, the impact of Arts Council Collection acquisition at an early stage in his career and the relevance of 'The Crowning' to contemporary politics.
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.
Ryan Mosley Interview

Painter Ryan Mosley talks becoming a painter, giving back and donating works to the Arts Council Collection.
Ryan Gander Interview

Night in the Museum curator Ryan Gander describes his parameters for selecting works for the exhibition and the complex relationship between the sculptural and 2D works in the show.

Exhibition Films

In My Shoes: Art & the Self since the 1990s

Senior Curator, Natalie Rudd introduces the Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition, In My Shoes: Art & the Self since the 1990s.
Night in the Museum: Ryan Gander Curates the Arts Council Collection

Curated by the leading British artist Ryan Gander, this major touring exhibition offers a unique view of the Arts Council Collection in its seventieth anniversary year.
Sam Cornish on Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope co-curator Sam Cornish discusses the themes behind this touring exhibition including sequence, symmetry and repetition.
Grayson Perry: Unpopular Culture

Grayson Perry describes the process of curating the Collection and creating an identity for Unpopular Culture.
Anish Kapoor Flashback at Longside Gallery

Caroline Douglas, Head of the Collection (2012) describes the metamorphosis of Anish Kapoor's touring Flashback exhibition from Manchester to Edinburgh and Yorkshire.
Roger Hiorns: Seizure

Roger Hiorns discuses the freedom in creating such a large-scale work and escaping his past through making art.
Roger Hiorns at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Roger Hiorns' discusses the relation between the anxiety inducing quality of the engine structures contained in this untitled work and the antidote (antidepressants) concealed within these impressive objects.

National Partners Programme

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 National Partners exhibition, Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender & Identity.
Store to Tour: Yorkshire Sculpture Park

This film focuses on Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s National Partners Exhibition, Revolt & Revolutions, through a poetry commission with Wakefield-born performance poet Matt Abbott.
Coming Out at Walker Art Gallery

A National Partners Programme exhibition, bringing together nearly 100 artworks from the Arts Council Collection and the Walker’s own collection. The show explores how artists have addressed the show’s themes in their work since 1967.
Tread Softly at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Tread Softly presents works from the Arts Council Collection in which artists explore childhood experience and familial relationships, revisiting and reassessing pivotal moments and people within their lives.
I Want! I Want! at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

This exhibition features work by 26 artists and collectives, made over the last 20 years, who have all been influenced by the rapid development of technology.
[Re]construct at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

[Re]construct questions what we know and understand about architecture, and features work by artists including Martin Creed, Anya Gallaccio and Cornelia Parker.

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