From autumn 2016, explore a new programme of ARTIST ROOMS exhibitions by some of the most influential artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Through exhibitions and creative projects, young people can enjoy important works by international modern and contemporary artists in their home towns.
The new programme 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.
Experience the work of American Pop icons with dedicated solo exhibitions of Roy Lichtenstein at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, and Andy Warhol at the Whitworth in Manchester and Dunoon Burgh Hall; as well as influential German artists Joseph Beuys at Leeds Art Gallery and Gerhard Richter at John Hansard Gallery.
In 2017 you can also see Ron Mueck’s compelling and unsettling sculptures at Ferens Art Gallery, ARTIST ROOMS’ Lead Associate partner, as one of the highlights of Hull’s UK City of Culture celebrations.
Since ARTIST ROOMS On Tour began in 2009, more than 40 million people have visited its exhibitions across the UK: from Penzance to the Hebrides, from Kilmarnock to Hull, from Belfast to Llandudno, from Edinburgh to London.
The new programme of ARTIST ROOMS On Tour is a partnership between National Galleries of Scotland, Tate and Ferens Art Gallery and is supported through public funding by the National Lottery by Arts Council England, Art Fund and by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. Thanks to this support, ARTIST ROOMS is also delivering a professional development programme with a wider network of Associate museums, galleries and their staff.
The ARTIST ROOMS collection was established in 2008 through the generosity of Anthony d’Offay with the assistance of the National Memorial Fund, Art Fund and the Scottish and British Governments.
Full details of the exhibition programme will be announced shortly.