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Artist in Focus: Evan Ifekoya
In our latest educational film, Evan Ifekoya invited the Arts Council Collection into their studio at Gasworks in South London to discuss their works in the collection, how they are collecting their own archive, and their wider practice.

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Sculpture by Women Since 1945
Explore some of the artists and artworks featured in our major new touring exhibition, Breaking the Mould - challenging the male-dominated narratives of post-war British sculpture.

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Art Crush
What’s your Art Personality? This new app is a free, fun and accessible way for everyone to explore artworks from the Arts Council Collection, available to download via a mobile device or tablet.

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The Vanity of Small Differences
Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry introduces some of the imagery and inspirations behind the episodic scenes which form his major work, The Vanity of Small Differences, currently touring venues across the UK.

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Figure in Blue

Johnson, Claudette

Figure in Blue

2018

BRIDGIT

Prodger, Charlotte

BRIDGIT

2016

Helmet Head No.3

Moore, Henry

Helmet Head No.3

1960

+ and -

Hatoum, Mona

+ and -

1994

Slow Movement

Caro, Anthony

Slow Movement

1965

Popcorn Shells

Ofili, Chris

Popcorn Shells

1995

The First Grand National

Gander, Ryan

The First Grand National

2003

Nunhead

Hiorns, Roger

Nunhead

2004

Regine

Warren, Rebecca

Regine

2007

Tropicalité, l'Île et l'Exote

Maheke, Paul

Tropicalité, l'Île et l'Exote

2014

Head VI

Bacon, Francis

Head VI

1949

Educational Outing from Handsworth from Inside series

Burke, Vanley

Educational Outing from Handsworth from Inside series

1968

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

Movement in Squares

Riley, Bridget

Movement in Squares

1961

Sleeper

Unwin, Phoebe

Sleeper

2012

Hippy Dialectics

Mellors, Nathaniel

Hippy Dialectics

2010

We Two Boys Together Clinging

Hockney, David

We Two Boys Together Clinging

1961

Loop

Organ, Margaret

Loop

1978

Youth, Jarrow

Killip, Chris

Youth, Jarrow

1976

Jym in the Studio

Auerbach, Frank

Jym in the Studio

1963

Gedser

Tillmans, Wolfgang

Gedser

2004

Spirit Jar

Perry, Grayson

Spirit Jar

1994

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

untitled: dunce

Barlow, Phyllida

untitled: dunce

2015

Girl in a Green Dress

Freud, Lucian

Girl in a Green Dress

1954

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New Acquisitions Committee Members 2021/22


15 May 2021

The Arts Council Collection is pleased to announce two new members of the 2021–22 Acquisitions Committee. Simeon Barclay, artist, and Alistair Robinson, Programme Director, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art.

Simeon Barclay is an artist whose practice draws upon a rich vein of popular culture to make works that activate complex cultural histories whilst addressing the complexity of memory, inheritance, aspiration and desire. Barclay received his BA from Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds in 2010 and an MFA from Goldsmiths College, London in 2014. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally including at Southbank Centre, Tate...

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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.