2011 - Transmitter/Receiver: The Persistence of Collage

The exhibition traces some of the uses of collage in British art from the influences of the Parisian avant-garde in the early work of Ben Nicholson and Surrealists Eileen Agar and Roland Penrose through to present day practitioners.   

All the works in the exhibition are drawn from the Arts Council Collection.  Artists include: Eileen Agar, David Batchelor, Ian Breakwell, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Steve Claydon, Richard Hamilton, Margaret Harrison, Susan Hiller, Idris Khan, Laurence Kavanagh, Linder, Ben Nicholson, Chris Ofili, Eduardo Paolozzi, Roland Penrose, Grayson Perry, Jo Spence, John Stezaker, Tony Swain and Mark Titchner.

Click here to see the BBC's review of the exhibition in pictures.


Tour details

mima, Middlesbrough (22 Jul - 6 Nov 2011)

The Lightbox, Woking (18 Jan 2012 - 25 Mar 2012)

The New Art Gallery, Walsall (4 May - 30 Jun 2012)

Usher Gallery, Lincoln (4 Aug - 7 Oct 2012)

Aberystwyth Arts Centre (17 Nov - 26 Jan 2013)

Tullie House, Carlisle (9 Mar - 12 May 2013)

Installation views at mima. Photography by Thierry Bal



nstallation views at mima. Photography by Thierry Bal


Installation view The Lightbox, Woking

Installation Views The New Art Gallery, Walsall


Installation Views Usher Gallery, Lincoln


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