2004 - Spotlight on Eduardo Paolozzi

Spotlight on Eduardo Paolozzi

The highly inventive art of Eduardo Paolozzi is detailed and rich in content. An avid collector of ephemera, Paolozzi draws on sources as diverse as film, music, literature, engineering and space travel in his work. His early contact with Surrealism in Paris during the late 1940s was a strong influence. Later in the 1960s, his screenprints broke new ground in graphic art, playing a major role in the development of Pop Art in Britain. The National Touring Exhibition from the Hayward Gallery, Spotlight on Eduardo Paolozzi, focused on six sculptures and several prints and drawings by the artist, all from the Arts Council Collection.


Tour details

Rhyl Library (3rd Apr – 16th May 2004)

Ruthin Library (22nd May – 4th Jul 2004)

Ropewalk Contemporary Art and Craft (10th Jul – 22nd Aug 2004)

Gracefield Arts Centre (11th Sep – 9th Oct 2004)

Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery (16th Oct – 28th Nov 2004)

Durham Light Infantry Museum and Durham Art Gallery (4th Dec – 16th Jan 2005)

Margaret Harvey Gallery, St Albans (22nd Jan – 6th Mar 2005)

Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum (12th Mar – 24th Apr 2005)

Qube (30th Apr – 24th Jul 2005)

Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery (9th Sep – 29th Oct 2005)




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.