2010 - The Gathering

The Gathering charted the provenance of over thirty works selected from the past forty years of the Arts Council Collection. Tracing seminal moments in the Collection’s history, the exhibition revealed how and why particular works came to be acquired and brought back some of the voices of the artists and selectors involved in this complex process.

The Gathering was the first project to take place as a result of Select.ac – the Arts Council Collection’s biannual curatorial competition for postgraduate students, designed to nurture the next generation of curators in the UK. The winning proposal was from Robert Dingle, a student on the MFA in Curating at Goldsmiths College, London.

The Gathering featured works by the following artists: David Batchelor, Victor Burgin, Adam Chodzko, Keith Coventry, Tony Cragg, Martin Creed, Matthew Darbyshire, Richard Deacon, Peter Doig, John Frankland, Hamish Fulton, Gilbert & George, Richard Long, Mark Neville, David Noonan, Peter Sedgley, Jane Simpson, Bettina von Zwehl, Mark Wallinger, Rebecca Warren, Catherine Yass.





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