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​Phyllida Barlow untitled: upturnedhouse, 2 2012, on display at Turner Contemporary as part of ARTIST ROOMS Phyllida Barlow 2017. ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Presented by the artist and acquired with assistance from the ARTIST ROOMS Endowment, supported by the Henry Moore Foundation and Tate Members 2015 © Courtesy of the Artist and Hauser and Wirth. Photo © Tate (Marcus Leith)

The ARTIST ROOMS collection is shared with millions of people around the UK

See works by some of the most influential artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from the ARTIST ROOMS collection in your home town.

A touring programme of exhibitions is taking place in more than 30 museums and galleries large and small, the length and breadth of the UK until spring 2019: from Caithness Horizons in Thurso, the northernmost town on the Scottish mainland, to John Hansard Gallery’s new city centre location in Southampton on England’s south coast.

In 2017, audiences can experience the work of influential British artists with dedicated solo exhibitions of Richard Long at Derby Museums and Gallery, photojournalist Don McCullin at Gracefield Arts Centre and Phyllida Barlow at Turner Contemporary in Margate; as well as American pop icons Roy Lichtenstein at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, and Andy Warhol at the Whitworth in Manchester and Dunoon Burgh Hall.

Leeds Art Gallery reopens with a major ARTIST ROOMS exhibition of works by German artist Joseph Beuys, and you can see sculptures by Louise Bourgeois at Perth Museum & Art Gallery, by Jenny Holzer at mac Birmingham and by Ron Mueck at Ferens Art Gallery, the lead Associate for the ARTIST ROOMS touring programme, as one of the highlights of Hull’s UK City of Culture celebrations.

Since 2009, more than 40 million people have visited ARTIST ROOMS displays across the UK: from Penzance to the Hebrides, from Kilmarnock to Hull, from Belfast to Llandudno, and from Edinburgh to London. Through exhibitions and creative projects, young people can enjoy important works by international modern and contemporary artists.

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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

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

Leeds Art Gallery Exhibition


Until 21 Jan 2018

​Explore the work of Joseph Beuys in its first return to Leeds since 1983

Derby Museum and Art Gallery Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS Richard Long: Drawn from the Land

Until 4 Mar 2018

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

Past Events

Perth Museum & Art Gallery Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS Louise Bourgeois

1 Sep – 18 Nov 2017

​Feel the intense, psychological impact of Louise Bourgeois at Perth Museum & Art Gallery

Gracefield Arts Centre Exhibition


26 Aug – 19 Nov 2017

See over 40 works by one of the world’s greatest photojournalists at Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries 

Firstsite Exhibition


19 Mar – 12 Jun 2016
Firstsite, the last venue to open an ARTIST ROOMS exhibition as part of the 2013–2016 touring cycle, will present ...
The Bowes Museum Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Robert Mapplethorpe County Durham

28 Nov 2015 – 24 Apr 2016
The Bowes Museum is pleased to present the work of renowned American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, known for his vast, provocative ...