ARTIST ROOMS is a touring collection of over 1,600 works of modern and contemporary art. The collection is displayed in museums and galleries across the UK through a programme of solo exhibitions that showcase the work of 40 major international artists.

Since 2009, 40 million people have visited more than 150 displays at over 75 museums and galleries. This touring programme gives young people the chance to get involved in creative projects, discover more about art and learn new skills.

Exhibitions are taking place throughout 2018 and 2019 in venues large and small, the length and breadth of the UK: from the Scottish city of Dundee to Southampton on the south coast of England.

Seven venues are participating in the programme for the first time in 2018 and this year’s displays include works by American photographer Diane Arbus, influential German artists Anselm Kiefer and Gerhard Richter, as well as the opportunity to see large-scale abstract paintings by Agnes Martin. Explore the 2018 programme below. Exhibitions will also open in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Doncaster, Dundee and Southport later in the year.

ARTIST ROOMS is jointly owned by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. The collection was established through The d’Offay Donation in 2008, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, and the Scottish and British Governments.

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Exhibitions and Displays

Derby Museum and Art Gallery Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Richard Long: Drawn from the Land

2 Dec 2017 – 4 Mar 2018

​Explore Richard Long’s radical re-thinking of art and landscape at Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Music from the Balconies: Ed Ruscha and Los Angeles

Until 29 Apr 2018

​Explore Ed Ruscha’s fascination with West Coast American culture at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh

The New Art Gallery Walsall Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Vija Celmins

Until 6 May 2018

See the work of Latvian-American artist Vija Celmins at The New Art Gallery Walsall

The Burton at Bideford Exhibition


Until 11 Jun 2018

Discover Diane Arbus’s bold, direct approach to photography in North Devon

Tate Liverpool Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein in Focus

Until 17 Jun 2018

One the most important figures of the pop art movement, journey through the career of Roy Lichtenstein

John Hansard Gallery Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Gerhard Richter

12 May – 18 Aug 2018

John Hansard Gallery’s new building opens with a major exhibition by Gerhard Richter

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Gilbert & George

28 Apr – 2 Sep 2018

Get under the skin of the Turner Prize-winning pair Gilbert & George in Brighton

Gallery Oldham Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Richard Long

27 May – 16 Sep 2018

Discover Richard Long's love of nature and landscape at Gallery Oldham

Winchester Discovery Centre Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Agnes Martin

7 Jul – 7 Oct 2018

Enjoy the abstract paintings of Agnes Martin in Winchester

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Anselm Kiefer

19 Oct 2018 – 27 Jan 2019

Explore the work of German artist Anselm Kiefer in Coventry

Tate Liverpool Exhibition


23 Nov 2018 – 17 Mar 2019

Discover the pop style of American painter Alex Katz

Tate Modern Display

ARTIST ROOMS: Joseph Beuys

Explore the political and controversial works of Joseph Beuys, from sculpture to performance

Tate Modern Display

ARTIST ROOMS: Bruce Nauman

Bruce Nauman is interested in ‘what art can be, not just what painting can be’ and works in a variety ...

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Image credit: ARTIST ROOMS, Phyllida Barlow at Turner Contemporary, Margate, 2017

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