2001 - Spotlight on Kenneth Martin

Kenneth Martin (1905-1984), was one of the most influential abstract artists of his generation. Having started his career as a painter, he made his first mobiles in 1951 and for the next two decades worked mainly as a sculptor. Both his paintings and sculptures were constructed or built from simple elements. Spotlight on Kenneth Martin brought together 25 paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, from the 1940s to the early 1980s. Drawn from the Arts Council Collection, these works formed a  Touring Exhibition from the Hayward Gallery.


Tour details

The Babylon Gallery, Ely (27th Apr – 3rd Jun 2001)

Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster (12th Jan – 24th Feb 2002)

Rhyl Library (2nd Mar – 14th Apr 2002)

Denbigh Museum and Art Gallery (20th Apr – 2nd Jun 2002)

Buckley Library (20th Apr – 2nd Jun 2002)

Huddersfield Art Gallery (8th Jun – 21st Jul 2002)

Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd (27th Jul – 8th Sep 2002)

Mid Pennine Arts, Burnley (11th Jan – 23rd Feb 2003)



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.