New Acquisitions 2016-2017

Explore the latest works acquired by the Arts Council Collection.

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Project for a Rift Valley Crossing (2015/2016) by Simon StarlingArts Council Collection

Supporting British Art

The Arts Council Collection supports and promotes British art and artists by acquiring their work at an early or critical stage in their career. With a focus on innovative work made by artists living in Britain our acquisitions policy is characterised by a spirit of risk taking combined with an informed appraisal of current practice. The Arts Council Collection continues to grow through the purchase of new work, 45 works by 29 artists were acquired for the nation in 2016-2017.

The Crowning (2007/2007) by Yinka ShonibareArts Council Collection

HIghlights

Among the highlights are significant works by Phyllida Barlow (untitled: dunce, 2015), Andy Holden (Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape, 2011-16), Aleksandra Mir (ISS 0004, 2016) and Yinka Shonibare (The Crowning, 2007).

untitled: dunce, Phyllida Barlow, 2015/2015, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Phyllida Barlow
b. 1944, Newcastle upon Tyne. Lives and works in London.

Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape, Andy Holden, 2015/2015, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Andy Holden
b. 1982, Bedfordshire. Lives and works in Bedfordshire.

ISS 0004, Aleksandra Mir, 2016/2016, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Aleksandra Mir
b. 1967, Lubin. Lives and works in London.

The Crowning, Yinka Shonibare, 2007/2007, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Yinka Shonibare
b. 1962, London. Lives and works in London.

catalyst #13 (2016/2016) by Oscar MurilloArts Council Collection

Artist donations

It was a noteworthy year for artists generously gifting major works to be seen in galleries around the country:

untitled: cementpost, Phyllida Barlow, 2015/2015, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Phyllida Barlow, who this year will represent Britain in the Venice Biennale, gifted two drawings - untitled: cementpost, 2015

untitled: frames, Phyllida Barlow, 2015/2015, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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and untitled: frames, 2015

Project for a Rift Valley Crossing, Simon Starling, 2015/2016, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Simon Starling’s Project for a Rift Valley Crossing, 2015-16 was acquired for the collection thanks to a bequest from the estate of Elfrida Louise Thornton.

catalyst #13, Oscar Murillo, 2016/2016, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Oscar Murillo donated his painting catalyst #13, 2016

CAPTCHA No. 21 ? Doryphoros, Matthew Darbyshire, 2015/2015, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Matthew Darbyshire and Ryan Mosley also gifted works, as did the estates of Jacqueline Morreau and Joanna Price

James, Ryan Mosley, 2016/2016, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Fleeing Woman III, Jacqueline Morreau, 1981/1981, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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The Draftsmans Rule, Joanna Price, 1987/1987, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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BRIDGIT (2016/2016) by Charlotte ProdgerArts Council Collection

Acquisitions committee 

The Arts Council Collection supports and promotes British art and artists by buying their work at an early or critical stage in their career. All the artists acquired have demonstrated innovative practices across a varied range of media.

An Arrangement on Blue (Swamp Rat Skank), Simeon Barclay, 2015/2015, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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The Acquisitions committee also purchased two mixed-media works by Simeon Barclay, An Arrangement on Blue (Swamp Rat Skank), 2015

Handicap, Simeon Barclay, 2016/2016, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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and Handicap, 2016

Cold Open (Version 1), Seamus Harahan, 2014/2014, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Seamus Harahan’s Cold Open (Version 1), 2014

Me and Mum Looking at the Pots, Mawuena Kattah, 2016/2016, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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a trio of works by London-based Mawuena Kattah

Auntie Comfort, Mawuena Kattah, 2016/2016, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Auntie Amelia, Mawuena Kattah, 2016/2016, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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BRIDGIT, Charlotte Prodger, 2016/2016, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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and Charlotte Prodger’s BRIDGIT, 2016

Things I associate with you (2014/2014) by Ciara PhillipsArts Council Collection

New Acquisitions 2016-2017

III / FROWST, Joanna Piotrowska, 2014/2014, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Joanna Piotrowska

I / FROWST, Joanna Piotrowska, 2014/2014, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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XV / FROWST, Joanna Piotrowska, 2014/2014, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Untitled, Joanna Piotrowska, 2014/2014, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Maelfa, Sean Edwards, 2010/2010, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Sean Edwards

The Watershow Extravaganza, Sophie Michael, 2016/2016, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Sophie Michael

How to Mend a Broken Heart, Karl Ohiri, 2013/2013, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Karl Ohiri

City Changes, Tim Etchells, 2008/2008, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Tim Etchells

Go La, Gareth Griffith, 2016/2017, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Gareth Griffith

Walking Konrad, Gareth Griffith, 2012/2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Keninld, Gareth Griffith, 2016/2017, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Balzac's Hardon, Gareth Griffith, 2016/2017, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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ISS 0014, Aleksandra Mir, 2016/2016, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Aleksandra Mir

ISS 0007, Aleksandra Mir, 2016/2016, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Bones of Time, Ryan Mosley, 2013/2013, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Ryan Mosley

I am just going outside, I may be some time, Stuart Middleton, 2016/2016, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Stuart Middleton

Cottage Lover, Denzil Forrester, 1997/1997, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Denzil Forrester

FF Gaiden: Delete, Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, 2016/2016, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Larry Achiampong & David Blandy

Things I associate with you, Ciara Phillips, 2014/2014, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Ciara Phillips

Things I associate with you, Ciara Phillips, 2014/2014, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Things I associate with you, Ciara Phillips, 2014/2014, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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No. 429 SFold, Rana Begum, 2013/2013, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Rana Begum

Catachresis #40 (teeth of the rake, leg of the chair, leg of the table, head of the screw), Amalia Pica, 2013/2013, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Amalia Pica

Catachresis #77 (teeth of the saw, leg of the table, leg of the chair, head of the screw), Amalia Pica, 2016/2016, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Phantom Avantgarde, Mark Aerial Waller, 2010/2010, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Mark Aerial Waller

Estate, a Reverie, Andrea Luka Zimmerman, 2015/2015, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Andrea Luka Zimmerman

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