Arts Council Collection: Explore

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Arts Council Collection: Explore

July 2017: Brad Lochore


Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Brad Lochore moved to England when he was 17 years old. He began his career as a film set designer later studying art at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London and then at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf under renowned German visual artist, Gerhard Richter.

Lochore’s Shadow No.521994, (pictured) one of the largest canvases in the Arts Council Collection, can be seen in the Arts Council Collection National Partnership exhibition Occasional Geometries: Rana Begum Curates the Arts Council Collection at Yorkshire Sculpture Park from 15 July until 29 October.


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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.