A Selection of Recent Acquisitions

By 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
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Bluebutter Idles, Helen Marten, 2014, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Tor, Alex Pain, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Unnamed, Yelena Popova, 2011, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Untitled, Yelena Popova, 2014, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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I don't normally SMS women, Jesse Wine, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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#Lamentation, Grayson Perry, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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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
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Museum Section with Artwork, Pablo Bronstein, 2013, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Birdcatcher, Georgia Hayes, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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SAVED BY DROWNING (SICILIAN FOUNTAIN 2), Georgia Hayes, 2013, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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"From the series 'Subtraction as Addition'", Raphael Hefti, 2013, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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"From the series 'Lycopodium'", Raphael Hefti, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Reality Flickers, Katrina Palmer, 2013, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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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
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American Irish, Pavel Bϋchler, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Nothing More, Pavel Bϋchler, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Amphibians, Alice Channer, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Smooth Metal Body, Alice Channer, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Maxi, Mini, Midi, Midi, Midi (Mauve and Cream), Alice Channer, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Poppy, Donna Huddleston, 2010, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Untitled, Donna Huddleston, 2010, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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NUD CYCLADIC 7, Sarah Lucas, 2010, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Landscape for Fire: Score for Eternal Condition, Anthony McCall, 1973, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Landscape for Fire, Anthony McCall, 1972, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Postcards from Envelopes, Sara MacKillop, 2009, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Picture Sections, Sara MacKillop, 2006, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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The Judges II, Christina Mackie, 2011 - 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Northern Ritual, Ryan Mosley, 2011, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Untitled, Daniel Sinsel, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Liquid Portrait 4, Mimei Thompson, 2008, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Head of Leaves, Phoebe Unwin, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Sleeper, Phoebe Unwin, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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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
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SimBodies Eargirl, Christine Borland, 2009, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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SimBodies Choking Charlie, Christine Borland, 2009, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Untitled, Varda Caivano, 2011, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Collapse into Abstract [White], Cullinan Richards (Charlotte Cullinan and Jeanine Richards), 2008 - 2010, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Using Polish Technology, Alan Turing Devised a More Sophisticated Machine to Crack ENIGMA, Michael Fullerton, 2010, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Katharine Graham, Michael Fullerton, 2008, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Greta, Georgie Hopton, 2010, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Blue and Orange Edges, Georgie Hopton, 2010, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Faded Blooms, Georgie Hopton, 2009, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Bulb Fair, Mark Neville, 2005, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Edward Higgins White III, Alek O., 2011, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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The Next Big Thing, George Shaw, 2010, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Drunken Bellarmine, Renee So, 2012, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Psycho Montage III (The Mirror), John Stezaker, 1978, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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The Toronto Cycle # 20 Cadence and Discord (PCPCJDI) Traer los Sentidos, Jon Thompson, 2011, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Hippo Campus, Bedwyr Williams, 2010, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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L'Ortolan, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, 2011, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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Condor and The Mole, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, 2011, From the collection of: Arts Council Collection
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