2015

A Selection of Recent Acquisitions

Arts Council Collection

The Collection’s acquisition policy has always been characterised by a spirit of risk taking combined with an informed appraisal of current practice. The Collection purchases innovative work by artists living in Britain, with a focus on the work of younger and emerging artists. Acquisitions are made through a committee of eight individuals: four internal and four external.  The external advisers to the Acquisitions Committee, usually an artist, a writer and a curator, are appointed for a fixed two-year tenure. The Collection has received support in the past from the Henry Moore Foundation, The Art Fund and Outset Contemporary Art Fund for particularly ambitious acquisitions.

Acquisitions 2014 - 2015

Anthea Hamilton

Helen Marten

Alex Pain

Yelena Popova

Jesse Wine

  

Acquisitions 2013 - 2014

Phillip Allen

Pablo Bronstein

Georgia Hayes

Raphael Hefti

Katrina Palmer

Acquisitions 2012 - 2013

Tomma Abts

Pavel Bϋchler 

Alice Channer

Donna Huddleston

Sarah Lucas

Anthony McCall

Sara Mackillop

Christina Mackie

Daniel Sinsel

Mimei Thompson

Phoebe Unwin

Acquisitions 2011 - 2012

Becky Beasley

Christine Borland

Varda Caivano

Cullinan Richards

Michael Fullerton

Georgie Hopton

Mark Neville

Alex O.

George Shaw

Renee So

John Stezaker

Jon Thompson

Bedwyr Williams

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

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