Robert Mapplethorpe, ‘Patti Smith’ 1975
Robert Mapplethorpe
Patti Smith 1975
Tate / National Galleries of Scotland
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
Francesca Woodman, ‘Untitled’ 1975–80
Francesca Woodman
Untitled 1975–80
Tate / National Galleries of Scotland
© Courtesy of Charles Woodman
Edward Ruscha, ‘Standard Study # 3’ 1963
Edward Ruscha
Standard Study # 3 1963
Tate / National Galleries of Scotland
© Ed Ruscha
Jeff Koons, ‘Winter Bears’ 1988
Jeff Koons
Winter Bears 1988
Tate / National Galleries of Scotland
© Jeff Koons
Robert Therrien, ‘No Title (Beard Cart)’ 2004
Robert Therrien
No Title (Beard Cart) 2004
Tate / National Galleries of Scotland
© Robert Therrien
Vija Celmins, ‘Concentric Bearings D’ 1985
Vija Celmins
Concentric Bearings D 1985
Tate / National Galleries of Scotland
© Vija Celmins

ARTIST ROOMS has four learning aims, which are:

  • To engage ‘new’ young audiences (13 to 25 years old) across the UK with the ARTIST ROOMS collection and artists, in a meaningful and enjoyable way.
  • To establish and maintain effective collaborations between curators, educators and other gallery staff to maximise the potential of ARTIST ROOMS and realise its key objectives.
  • To build and make available a body of learning material and resources with young people and about young people connecting with ARTIST ROOMS.
  • To explore sustainable ways of developing and maintaining communities of young learners engaged in ARTIST ROOMS and contemporary art.

Learning resources

Resources are available as PDF downloads below. These resources are designed to aid teachers and educators using the ARTIST ROOMS collection with groups of young people engaged in related learning activities and projects. The resources focus on specific works and themes and suggests areas of discussion, activities and links to other works on the online ARTIST ROOMS collection pages.

Andy Warhol

Robert Mapplethorpe

Louise Bourgeois

Ed Ruscha

Jeff Koons

Francesca Woodman

Robert Therrien

Vija Celmins