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New Acquisitions 19/20
The Arts Council Collection continue to support and promote British art and artists by buying their work at an early or critical stage in their career. Explore the 38 artworks by 21 artists acquired for the nation in 2019-20.

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Artist Profiles
Discover more about artists from the Collection in our archive of monthly artist profiles, featuring contributions from artists, writers and curators from across the UK.

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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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Loop

Organ, Margaret

Loop

1978

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

Sleeper

Unwin, Phoebe

Sleeper

2012

Slow Movement

Caro, Anthony

Slow Movement

1965

+ and -

Hatoum, Mona

+ and -

1994

Hippy Dialectics

Mellors, Nathaniel

Hippy Dialectics

2010

Head VI

Bacon, Francis

Head VI

1949

Jym in the Studio

Auerbach, Frank

Jym in the Studio

1963

We Two Boys Together Clinging

Hockney, David

We Two Boys Together Clinging

1961

Girl in a Green Dress

Freud, Lucian

Girl in a Green Dress

1954

untitled: dunce

Barlow, Phyllida

untitled: dunce

2015

Nunhead

Hiorns, Roger

Nunhead

2004

Educational Outing from Handsworth from Inside series

Burke, Vanley

Educational Outing from Handsworth from Inside series

1968

Things I associate with you

Phillips, Ciara

Things I associate with you

2014

Gedser

Tillmans, Wolfgang

Gedser

2004

Youth, Jarrow

Killip, Chris

Youth, Jarrow

1976

True To Size

Phillipson, Heather

True To Size

2015

Popcorn Shells

Ofili, Chris

Popcorn Shells

1995

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

Regine

Warren, Rebecca

Regine

2007

Movement in Squares

Riley, Bridget

Movement in Squares

1961

Figure in Blue

Johnson, Claudette

Figure in Blue

2018

BRIDGIT

Prodger, Charlotte

BRIDGIT

2016

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Grayson Perry's The Vanity of Small Differences to open at The Exchange, Penzance


11 Sep 2020

As part of the Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange will show Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences from 3 Oct 2020 – 2 Jan 2021, before the exhibition tours into 2021. 

The Vanity of Small Differences is a series of six large-scale tapestries by the Turner-Prize winning artist Grayson Perry, and which are now in the Arts Council Collection.

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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.