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

Tate Liverpool Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein in Focus

22 Sep 2017 – 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

Until 18 Aug 2018

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

Free entry
Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Douglas Gordon

Until 2 Sep 2018

Showcasing the work of Scottish artist Douglas Gordon, winner of the Turner Prize in 1996

Free entry
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Gilbert & George

Until 2 Sep 2018

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

Gallery Oldham Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Richard Long

Until 16 Sep 2018

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

Free entry
Winchester Discovery Centre Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Agnes Martin

Until 7 Oct 2018

Enjoy the abstract paintings of Agnes Martin in Winchester

Free entry
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

Free entry
Tate Liverpool Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Alex Katz

23 Nov 2018 – 17 Mar 2019

Discover the pop style of American painter Alex Katz

Free entry
Tate Modern Display

ARTIST ROOMS: Joseph Beuys

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

Free entry

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

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