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Loan Requests Moratorium
We are preparing for our next chapter with exciting plans for a new Arts Council Collection store in Coventry. During this period our capacity to lend works will be reduced.

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.

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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Movement in Squares

Riley, Bridget

Movement in Squares

1961

Popcorn Shells

Ofili, Chris

Popcorn Shells

1995

Head VI

Bacon, Francis

Head VI

1949

Tropicalité, l'Île et l'Exote

Maheke, Paul

Tropicalité, l'Île et l'Exote

2014

Hippy Dialectics

Mellors, Nathaniel

Hippy Dialectics

2010

Girl in a Green Dress

Freud, Lucian

Girl in a Green Dress

1954

The First Grand National

Gander, Ryan

The First Grand National

2003

Gedser

Tillmans, Wolfgang

Gedser

2004

Regine

Warren, Rebecca

Regine

2007

+ and -

Hatoum, Mona

+ and -

1994

Helmet Head No.3

Moore, Henry

Helmet Head No.3

1960

Spirit Jar

Perry, Grayson

Spirit Jar

1994

We Two Boys Together Clinging

Hockney, David

We Two Boys Together Clinging

1961

Educational Outing from Handsworth from Inside series

Burke, Vanley

Educational Outing from Handsworth from Inside series

1968

Figure in Blue

Johnson, Claudette

Figure in Blue

2018

Slow Movement

Caro, Anthony

Slow Movement

1965

Jym in the Studio

Auerbach, Frank

Jym in the Studio

1963

Sleeper

Unwin, Phoebe

Sleeper

2012

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

Youth, Jarrow

Killip, Chris

Youth, Jarrow

1976

BRIDGIT

Prodger, Charlotte

BRIDGIT

2016

untitled: dunce

Barlow, Phyllida

untitled: dunce

2015

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

Nunhead

Hiorns, Roger

Nunhead

2004

Loop

Organ, Margaret

Loop

1978

Current Exhibitions

The Printed Line
6 Apr 2019 - 1 May 2022
Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences
3 Oct 2020 - 17 Dec 2021
Breaking the Mould: Sculpture by Women since 1945
29 May 2021 - 12 Mar 2023

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