ARTIST ROOMS

Jannis Kounellis, Untitled 1969 at Tramway, Glasgow, 2012

ARTIST ROOMS is a collection of over 1,600 works of modern and contemporary art. Established in 2008, the collection includes major bodies of work by more than 40 international artists. The guiding principle is to show the work of each artist in dedicated solo exhibitions.

Through ARTIST ROOMS, important works of art can be seen by visitors across the United Kingdom. Since the touring programme began in 2009, 40 million people have visited more than 150 exhibitions at over 75 museums and galleries, from Penzance to the Hebrides, and from Belfast to Llandudno.

ARTIST ROOMS gives young people across the UK the chance to get involved in creative projects, discover more about art and artists, and learn new skills.

The touring programme is delivered by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate in a partnership with Ferens Art Gallery until 2019, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, by Art Fund and by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. Jointly owned by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate, the collection was established through The d’Offay Donation in 2008, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, and the Scottish and British Governments.

ARTIST ROOMS exhibitions

Exhibitions are taking place throughout 2018 and 2019 in venues large and small, the length and breadth of the UK: from the Scottish city of Dundee to Southampton on the south coast of England.

Seven venues are participating in the programme for the first time in 2018 and this year’s displays include works by American photographer Diane Arbus, influential German artists Anselm Kiefer and Gerhard Richter, as well as the opportunity to see large-scale abstract paintings by Agnes Martin. Explore the 2018 programme below. Exhibitions will also open in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Doncaster, Dundee and Southport later in the year. 

An Introduction to ARTIST ROOMS

An introduction to ARTIST ROOMS, a touring collection of over 1,600 works of modern and contemporary art. The collection is displayed in museums and galleries across the UK, and is jointly owned by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate.

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ARTIST ROOMS: On Tour

Displays of works from ARTIST ROOMS take place in venues large and small across the UK. Use this map to see what ARTIST ROOMS are on show near you, and find out more about them.

Tate Modern

Jenny Holzer

23 July 2018 - 31 July 2019

Joseph Beuys

Ongoing

Winchester Discovery Centre

Agnes Martin

7 July - 7 October 2018

The Herbert Museum and Art Gallery

Anselm Kiefer

19 October 2018 - 27 January 2019

darts, Doncaster Community Arts

Bill Viola

19 September– 15 December 2018

The McManus, Dundee

Lawrence Weiner

2 November 2018 - 17 February 2019

The Atkinson, Southport

Robert Mapplethorpe

15 December 2018 - 23 March 2019

Tate Liverpool

Alex Katz

23 November 2018 - 17 March 2019

Current and forthcoming ARTIST ROOMS exhibitions

  • Jenny Holzer, Tate Modern, London: 23 July 2018 – 31 July 2019
  • Anselm Kiefer, The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry: 19 October 2018 - 27 January 2019
  • Bill Viola, darts, Doncaster Community Arts, Doncaster: 19 September - 15 December 2018
  • Lawrence Weiner, The McManus, Dundee:  2 November 2018 - 17 February 2019
  • Alex Katz, Tate Liverpool: 23 November 2018 - 17 March 2019
  • Joseph Beuys, Tate Modern, London: Ongoing
  • Robert Mapplethorpe, The Atkinson, Southport: 15 December 2018 - 23 March 2019

ARTIST ROOMS Artists

ARTIST ROOMS Artists

ARTIST ROOMS includes major bodies of work by 40 international artists. The guiding principle is to show the work of each artist in dedicated solo exhibitions.

Exhibitions