ARTIST ROOMS is a collection of modern and contemporary art. Established in 2008, the collection includes major bodies of work by more than 40 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 2020, 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.

Exhibition Partners

Over the last 10 years, Tate and National Galleries of Scotland have collaborated with partners across the UK to share major exhibitions drawn from the ARTIST ROOMS with their local audiences.

Our programme partners are as diverse as the audiences they reach and have included museums, galleries, libraries, community halls and churches. Each organisation is alike in their ambition to offer their surrounding communities the opportunity to experience world-class international modern and contemporary art.

There are now new opportunities for organisations to be involved with ARTIST ROOMS. For more information about how your organisation might partner with us in the future, please contact

Exhibitions and Displays

  • Tate St Ives

    ARTIST ROOMS: Sol LeWitt

    Colourful and lively acrylic paint installation by the American conceptual artist Sol LeWitt
  • Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

    ARTIST ROOMS: Louise Bourgeois

    Until 19 Nov 2022

    Powerful, provocative and personal, discover the art of Louise Bourgeois at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

  • Tate Modern

    ARTIST ROOMS: Agnes Martin

    Contemplate the abstract paintings of Agnes Martin which reflect on perfection, beauty and spirituality
  • Tate Modern

    Joseph Beuys and Jenny Holzer

    Jenny Holzer presents statements that force us to question the words and messages that surround us

About Artist Rooms

  • List


    Discover which artists are in the ARTIST ROOMS collection
  • Artworks

    See all ARTIST ROOMS works in the collection
  • Artist Rooms


    Explore the ARTIST ROOMS works through learning resources

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