Arts Council Collection



Current exhibitions featuring Arts Council Collection loans in Cheltenham

The Uses of Literacy

The Last Word in Art


The Last Word in Art? explores the theme of language – word, image and body – in 20th century and contemporary art.
With work on display across a range of media by artists including David Hockney, Richard Hamilton, Tracey Emin, Jeremy Deller, Ian Hamilton Finlay and many more. Selected from the Arts Council collection and the collections held at The Wilson, the exhibition will show artists’ approaches to the use of text and language in the visual arts, and prompt debate about how ideas around the visual, literary and conceptual converge and diverge.

The Last Word in Art is a Select exhibition from the Arts Council Collection. Click here to find out more about the Select scheme

24 September 2016 - 08 January 2017