Discover the Collection
The Arts Council Collection is a rich resource for teaching, learning and engagement both in the gallery and online.
Our regular programme of digital content aims to offer online audiences a chance to learn about and enjoy the Collection, as well as support greater understanding of Arts Council Collection activity across a wide range of projects.
Discover more about the artworks and artists held in the Collection in our monthly artist profiles, watch short films, read blogs about current projects including our ongoing Curators' Days series, explore our archive of accessible learning resources developed in collaboration with learning professionals or browse a selection of beautiful and inspiring publications drawing on the rich body of work represented by the Collection
In our latest film, Antony Gormley reflects on the creation of the iconic work, Field for the British Isles, made with 100 volunteers at a school in St Helens in 1993.
Learn more about the principle printmaking techniques via key works in Collection with our latest new film, produced to accompany current touring exhibition, The Printed Line.
Led by people from Essex’s black community, the exhibition Super Black presents artworks from the Collection exploring the complex questions of identity and the experiences of black people living in Britain today.
Conservator Rachel Carey-Thomas discusses Bridget Riley’s seminal Arts Council Collection work, Movement in Squares, 1961, revealing the intricate processes and methodical approach involved in cleaning this iconic painting.
Discover the touring exhibition, Criminal Ornamentation, with the virtual walkthrough of our Longside Gallery, zooming in on individual pieces far closer than possible in real life.
Including an original text by writer Ian Sansom, On Paper offers a new perspective on a common material, displaying some of the most creative applications of the medium.
With an introductory text by curator Natalie Rudd and an in-depth new essay by curator and writer Sam Cornish, this compact publication presents the work of over 20 artists, including Robyn Denny, Tess Jaray, Phillip King, Kim Lim and Jeremy Moon.
Showcasing over 200 highlights from the Arts Council Collection, A Century of Prints in Britain explores the radical transformations that have shaped British printmaking throughout the twentieth century to today.
25 years after its first showing, Antony Gormley: Field for the British Isles offers an invigorating new perspective on this seminal and much-loved work of twentieth-century British art.
Read articles that cover special insights into Arts Council Collection works, exhibitions and National Partners Programme.
Watch interviews with artists in the Collection such as Cornelia Parker, Antony Gormley and Yinka Shonibare.