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Grayson Perry, The Vanity of Small Differences
Through six large-scale tapestries, Perry weaves autobiographical references with the many characters, incidents and objects he encountered on his ‘safari amongst the taste tribes of Britain’.

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Found Cities, Lost Objects
An Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition curated by Turner Prize-winning artist and cultural activist Lubaina Himid CBE explores modern city life from a female perspective.

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Youth, Jarrow

Killip, Chris

Youth, Jarrow

Spirit Jar

Perry, Grayson

Spirit Jar

The First Grand National

Gander, Ryan

The First Grand National

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

Girl in a Green Dress

Freud, Lucian

Girl in a Green Dress

Movement in Squares

Riley, Bridget

Movement in Squares

Self Portrait with Fried Eggs (from Self Portraits series 1990-98)

Lucas, Sarah

Self Portrait with Fried Eggs (from Self Portraits series 1990-98)

Regine

Warren, Rebecca

Regine

Sleeper

Unwin, Phoebe

Sleeper

Tropicalité, l'Île et l'Exote

Maheke, Paul

Tropicalité, l'Île et l'Exote

Jym in the Studio

Auerbach, Frank

Jym in the Studio

We Two Boys Together Clinging

Hockney, David

We Two Boys Together Clinging

Head VI

Bacon, Francis

Head VI

Helmet Head No.3

Moore, Henry

Helmet Head No.3

+ and -

Hatoum, Mona

+ and -

Popcorn Shells

Ofili, Chris

Popcorn Shells

Gedser

Tillmans, Wolfgang

Gedser

Current Exhibitions

Grayson Perry, The Vanity of Small Differences
29 June 2023 - 1 May 2024
Found Cities, Lost Objects
14 May 2022 - 21 April 2024

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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.