Unearthing: Memory, Land, Materiality

An Arts Council Collaboration with aThe Courtauld 

Curated by The Courtauld’s MA Curating the Art Museum students, this exhibition explores complex relationships between land, its materiality and memory in modern and contemporary artistic practice.

The display presents eleven works from The Courtauld’s post-1945 collection and a selection of the 2021-2022 acquisitions of the Arts Council Collection. Unearthing: Memory, Land, Materiality is an opportunity to see exceptional but usually unseen works from The Courtauld’s collection displayed alongside artworks by some of the most innovative contemporary practitioners in the UK, including Prunella Clough, Phoebe Collings-James, Katie Cuddon, Jasleen Kaur, Richard Long, Liv Preston, Abigail Reynolds, Richard Serra, Libita Sibungu, and Theo Simpson.


The Courtauld Gallery

15 June - 3 September 2023



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.