2006 - 60: Sixty Years of Sculpture

Sixty Years of Sculpture in the Arts Council Collection

2006 was the 60th anniversary of the Arts Council Collection, the most exciting collection of post-war and contemporary British art in the world. A collection without walls of more than 7,500 works, it is loaned to public spaces across the UK and internationally. The Hayward Gallery, which manages the Collection, planned a year-long celebration kicking off with 60, an exhibition which featured sixty key sculptures from Barbara Hepworth to Damien Hirst at the Longside Gallery, YSP, and culminated in a major show at the Hayward in September 2006.





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.