ARTIST ROOMS is a collection of over 1,600 works of modern and contemporary art. Established in 2008, the collection includes major bodies of work by more than 42 international artists. The guiding principle is to show the work of each artist in dedicated solo exhibitions.

Through ARTIST ROOMS, important works of art can be seen by visitors across the United Kingdom. Since the touring programme began in 2009, nearly 50 million people have visited more than 180 exhibitions at over 85 museums and galleries, from Penzance to the Hebrides, and from Belfast to Llandudno.

ARTIST ROOMS gives young people across the UK the chance to get involved in creative projects, discover more about art and artists, and learn new skills.

The touring programme is delivered by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate in a partnership with Ferens Art Gallery until December 2019, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, by Art Fund and by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. 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 Modern


    ARTIST ROOMS: Ed Ruscha

    Explore sixty years of work by influential American artist, Ed Ruscha
    Free entry
  • Tate Modern


    ARTIST ROOMS: Joseph Beuys

    German artist Joseph Beuys saw art as central to all aspects of human existence
    Free entry
  • Tate Modern


    ARTIST ROOMS: Ellen Gallagher

    Until 8 Dec 2019
    Ellen Gallagher’s artworks blend fact with fiction, and combine abstraction with recognisable images
    Free entry
  • Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum


    ARTIST ROOMS: Diane Arbus

    Until 1 Dec 2019
    Discover the work of one of the most iconic photographers of the 20th century
    Free entry
  • Hatton Gallery


    ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein

    Until 4 Jan 2020
    See Lichtenstein’s masterpieces in the birthplace of the UK pop art movement
    Free entry
  • National Museum Cardiff


    ARTIST ROOMS: August Sander

    Until 1 Mar 2020
    Discover the photographs of August Sander’s monumental project
    Free entry

About Artist Rooms

  • List


    Discover which artists are in the ARTIST ROOMS collection
  • Artworks

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  • Artist Rooms


    Explore the ARTIST ROOMS works through learning resources

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

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