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

Leg Chair (Jane Birkin), Anthea Hamilton, 2011, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Bluebutter Idles, Helen Marten, 2014, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
  
Tor, Alex Pain, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Unnamed, Yelena Popova, 2011, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Untitled, Yelena Popova, 2014, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
I don't normally SMS women, Jesse Wine, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
#Lamentation, Grayson Perry, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection

Acquisitions 2013 - 2014

Phillip Allen

Pablo Bronstein

Georgia Hayes

Raphael Hefti

Katrina Palmer

4th degrees communication styles, Phillip Allen, 2011, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Museum Section with Artwork, Pablo Bronstein, 2013, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Birdcatcher, Georgia Hayes, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
SAVED BY DROWNING (SICILIAN FOUNTAIN 2), Georgia Hayes, 2013, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
"From the series 'Subtraction as Addition'", Raphael Hefti, 2013, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
"From the series 'Lycopodium'", Raphael Hefti, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Reality Flickers, Katrina Palmer, 2013, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection

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

Heit, Tomma Abts, 2011, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
American Irish, Pavel Bϋchler, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Nothing More, Pavel Bϋchler, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Amphibians, Alice Channer, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Smooth Metal Body, Alice Channer, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Maxi, Mini, Midi, Midi, Midi (Mauve and Cream), Alice Channer, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Poppy, Donna Huddleston, 2010, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Untitled, Donna Huddleston, 2010, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
NUD CYCLADIC 7, Sarah Lucas, 2010, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Landscape for Fire: Score for Eternal Condition, Anthony McCall, 1973, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Landscape for Fire, Anthony McCall, 1972, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Postcards from Envelopes, Sara MacKillop, 2009, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Picture Sections, Sara MacKillop, 2006, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
The Judges II, Christina Mackie, 2011 - 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Northern Ritual, Ryan Mosley, 2011, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Untitled, Daniel Sinsel, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Liquid Portrait 4, Mimei Thompson, 2008, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Head of Leaves, Phoebe Unwin, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Sleeper, Phoebe Unwin, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection

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

Night, Music, Becky Beasley, 2007, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
SimBodies Eargirl, Christine Borland, 2009, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
SimBodies Choking Charlie, Christine Borland, 2009, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Untitled, Varda Caivano, 2011, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Collapse into Abstract [White], Cullinan Richards (Charlotte Cullinan and Jeanine Richards), 2008 - 2010, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Using Polish Technology, Alan Turing Devised a More Sophisticated Machine to Crack ENIGMA, Michael Fullerton, 2010, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Katharine Graham, Michael Fullerton, 2008, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Greta, Georgie Hopton, 2010, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Blue and Orange Edges, Georgie Hopton, 2010, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Faded Blooms, Georgie Hopton, 2009, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Bulb Fair, Mark Neville, 2005, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Edward Higgins White III, Alek O., 2011, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
The Next Big Thing, George Shaw, 2010, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Drunken Bellarmine, Renee So, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Psycho Montage III (The Mirror), John Stezaker, 1978, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
The Toronto Cycle # 20 Cadence and Discord (PCPCJDI) Traer los Sentidos, Jon Thompson, 2011, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Hippo Campus, Bedwyr Williams, 2010, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
L'Ortolan, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, 2011, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
Condor and The Mole, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, 2011, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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