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

The Atkinson, Southport Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Robert Mapplethorpe

Until 23 Mar 2019

The Atkinson will show the work of renowned American photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe in their first partnership with ARTIST ROOMS

Free entry
Kettle's Yard Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Louise Bourgeois

Until 24 Mar 2019

One of the most important figures of modern and contemporary art comes to Kettle's Yard

Free entry
Tate Modern Display

ARTIST ROOMS: Joseph Beuys

German artist Joseph Beuys saw art as central to all aspects of human existence

Free entry
Tate Modern Display

ARTIST ROOMS: Ellen Gallagher: Until 17 November 2019

Ellen Gallagher’s artworks blend fact with fiction, and combine abstraction with recognisable images

Free entry

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

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