Store to Tour: New Short Film Series

9 October 2017

Store to Tour: ‘opening the doors to the Arts Council Collection’ 
The first in a new series of behind-the-scenes short films looking at major exhibitions across our four National Partner venues is now online.

This film explores Anya Gallaccio’s can love remember the question and the answer (2003), a central work in Walker Art Gallery’s latest National Partners exhibition, Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender & Identity (until 5 November).

Watch the full film here.


‘As a florist I work every day with weddings and funerals (love and death) but never get to think about the symbolism but I will after seeing this.’
Laura, Flowerbug Florists


Looking at the installation process behind Gallaccio's unusual work, as well as how it fits into the wider exhibition, the film features Laura Rooney, the Liverpool-based florist, tasked with sourcing 60 red Gerbera flowers for Gallaccio’s work, as well as contributions from Charlotte Keenan McDonald Curator of British Art at Walker Art Gallery, Angelica Vanasse, Education Manager Arts Council Collection and our Sculpture Technician David Willet.


About Coming Out


Programmed to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in England and Wales (1967 Sexual Offences Act), Coming Out brings together work by a diverse range of artists who have used their work to explore sexuality and gender identity since 1967.

The major exhibition features work drawn from Arts Council Collection, including by David Hockney, Steve McQueen, LINDER, James Richards and Sarah Lucas, as well as new acquisitions to the Walker’s collection, generously funded by the Art Fund New Collecting Award scheme. 

The Arts Council Collection : Store to Tour: New Short Film Series
The Arts Council Collection : Store to Tour: New Short Film Series

About the Store to Tour series

Store to Tour is a new series of short films produced to celebrate our National Partners Programme, which brings together four major galleries and museums to create collaborative exhibitions and events and providing a permanent home for ACC works between April 2016 and June 2019.

Subsequent films will focus on exhibitions at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and will be produced between now and late 2018.

Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender & Identity is at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool until 5 November and will tour to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery in December 2017, where it will be re-presented within the major Gas Hall exhibition space.


Find out more about the National Partners Programme 


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.