ARTIST ROOMS

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 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.

Jannis Kounellis, Untitled 1969 at Tramway, Glasgow, 2012

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. 

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

Bruce Nauman

24th July 2017 - July 2018

Joseph Beuys

Ongoing

Tate Liverpool

Roy Lichtenstein In Focus

22 September 2017 - 17 June 2018

Alex Katz

23 November 2018 - 17 March 2019

 

New Art Gallery Walsall

Vija Celmins

2 February - 6 May 2018

The Burton at Bideford

Diane Arbus

17 March - 11 June 2018

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

Gilbert and George

28 April - 2 September 2018

John Hansard Gallery

Gerhard Richter

12 May - 18 September 2018

Gallery Oldham

Richard Long

27 May - 16 September 2018

Winchester Discovery Centre

Agnes Martin

7 July - 7 October 2018

The Herbert Museum and Art Gallery

Anselm Kiefer

19 October 2018 - 27 January 2019

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Music From the Balconies: Ed Ruscha and Los Angeles

29 April 2017 - 29 April 2018

Current and forthcoming exhibitions:

 

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

On now
ARTIST ROOMS: Music from the Balconies – Ed Ruscha and Los Angeles
  • Until 29 April 2018
  • Free
Modern One
Closing soon
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Joseph Beuys | A Language of Drawing
  • 30 July 2016 to 30 October 2016
  • Free
Modern
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Louise Bourgeois, A Woman Without Secrets
  • 26 October 2013 to 18 May 2014
  • Free
Modern One
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Gilbert & George, Robert Therrien
  • 29 July 2010 to 12 December 2010
  • Free
Modern One
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Agnes Martin, Andy Warhol - Tate Modern
  • 1 August 2010 to 1 April 2011
  • Free
Tate Modern
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Damien Hirst - Leeds Art Gallery
  • 15 July 2011 to 30 October 2011
  • Free
Leeds Art Gallery
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Damien Hirst - New Art Gallery Walsall
  • 6 October 2012 to 27 October 2013
  • Free
New Art Gallery, Walsall
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Damien Hirst - Tate Britain
  • 8 May 2010 to 1 April 2011
  • Free
Tate Britain
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Damien Hirst - The Pier Arts Centre
  • 20 June 2015 to 12 September 2015
  • Free
Pier Arts Centre, Orkney
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Robert Mapplethorpe - Aberystwyth Arts Centre
  • 7 August 2015 to 7 November 2015
  • Free
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Robert Mapplethorpe - Burgh Hall
  • 24 March 2012 to 8 July 2012
  • Free
Burgh Hall, Dunoon
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Robert Mapplethorpe - Clydebank Museum & Art Gallery
  • 28 February 2015 to 23 May 2015
  • Free
Clydebank Museum & Art Gallery
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Robert Mapplethorpe - Graves Gallery
  • 19 December 2009 to 27 March 2010
  • Free
Graves Gallery, Sheffield
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Robert Mapplethorpe - Old Gala House
  • 11 May 2013 to 11 August 2013
  • Free
Old Gala House, Galashiels
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Robert Mapplethorpe - Perth Museum and Art Gallery
  • 10 November 2012 to 27 April 2013
  • Free
Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Robert Mapplethorpe - Tate Modern
  • 11 May 2014 to 26 October 2014
  • Free
Tate Modern
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Robert Mapplethorpe - The Bowes Museum
  • 28 November 2015 to 24 April 2016
  • Free
The Bowes Museum, County Durham
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Robert Mapplethorpe - The Gallery at Linlithgow Burgh Halls
  • 20 July 2012 to 28 October 2012
  • Free
The Gallery at Linlithgow Burgh Halls
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Robert Mapplethorpe - Towner
  • 25 September 2010 to 21 November 2010
  • Free
Towner, Eastbourne
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Bruce Nauman - Harris Museum & Art Gallery
  • 15 February 2014 to 24 May 2014
  • Free
Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Bruce Nauman - Tate Modern
  • 1 April 2012 to 1 May 2013
  • Free
Tate Modern
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Bruce Nauman - Tramway
  • 17 April 2009 to 31 May 2009
  • Free
Tramway, Glasgow
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Bruce Nauman - York St Mary's
  • 26 July 2013 to 10 November 2013
  • Free
York St Mary's
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Ed Ruscha - Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery
  • 11 September 2015 to 5 December 2015
  • Free
Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Ed Ruscha - Hatton Gallery
  • 22 February 2013 to 22 May 2013
  • Free
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Ed Ruscha - Wolverhampton Art Gallery
  • 28 May 2011 to 29 October 2011
  • Free
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Jeff Koons - Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
  • 11 May 2013 to 8 September 2013
  • Free
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Jeff Koons - Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
  • 9 May 2015 to 6 September 2015
  • Free
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Joseph Beuys - De La Warr Pavilion
  • 4 July 2009 to 27 September 2009
  • Free
De La Warr Pavillion, East Sussex
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Joseph Beuys - Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery
  • 1 April 2010 to 27 September 2010
  • Free
The Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Joseph Beuys - National Museum Cardiff
  • 22 October 2011 to 8 January 2012
  • Free
National Museum Cardiff
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Joseph Beuys - Tate Modern
  • 1 April 2012 to 27 September 2015
  • Free
Tate Modern
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Joseph Beuys -Tate Modern
  • 23 November 2015 to 31 December 2016
  • Free
Tate Modern
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Joseph Beuys - Timespan
  • 6 June 2015 to 6 September 2015
  • Free
Timespan, Helmsdale
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Lawrence Weiner - Tate Modern
  • 27 September 2012 to 31 December 2015
  • Free
Tate Modern
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Lawrence Weiner - Tate St Ives
  • 16 May 2009 to 20 September 2009
  • Free
Tate St Ives
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Lawrence Weiner - Woodhorn Museum
  • 25 October 2014 to 19 April 2015
  • Free
Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Raw Materials: Four American Artists, 1972-2007
  • 30 June 2012 to 23 September 2012
  • Free
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Andy Warhol - De La Warr Pavillion
  • 24 September 2011 to 26 February 2012
  • Free
De La Warr Pavillion, East Sussex
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Andy Warhol - Ferens Art Gallery
  • 2 June 2012 to 13 January 2013
  • Free
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Andy Warhol - Firstsite
  • 19 March 2016 to 12 June 2016
  • Free
Firstsite
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Andy Warhol - Graves Gallery
  • 11 April 2012 to 1 December 2012
  • Free
Graves Gallery
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Andy Warhol - New Art Gallery Walsall
  • 15 May 2009 to 5 July 2009
  • Free
New Art Gallery, Walsall
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Andy Warhol - Perth Museum & Art Gallery
  • 17 April 2010 to 23 October 2010
  • Free
Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Andy Warhol - Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery
  • 16 October 2015 to 31 January 2016
  • Free
Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Andy Warhol - John Hansard Gallery
  • 27 March 2011 to 26 June 2011
  • Free
John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Andy Warhol - Southampton
  • 27 March 2011 to 26 June 2011
  • Free
Southampton City Art Gallery
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Andy Warhol - The MAC
  • 8 February 2013 to 28 April 2013
  • Free
The MAC, Belfast
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Joseph Beuys - Leeds Art Gallery
  • 13 October 2017 to 21 January 2018
  • Free
Leeds Art Gallery
Exhibition finished
ARTIST ROOMS: Richard Long - Derby Museum and Art Gallery
  • 2 December 2017 to 4 March 2018
  • Free
Derby Museum and Art Gallery
On now
ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein In Focus - Tate Liverpool
  • Until 17 June 2018
  • Free
Tate Liverpool
On now
ARTIST ROOMS: Joseph Beuys - Tate Modern
  • Until 31 December 2018
  • Free
Tate Modern
On now
ARTIST ROOMS: Bruce Nauman - Tate Modern
  • Until 1 July 2018
  • Free
Tate Modern
On now
ARTIST ROOMS: Vija Celmins - The New Art Gallery Walsall
  • Until 6 May 2018
  • Free
The New Art Gallery Walsall
Closing soon
On now
ARTIST ROOMS: Diane Arbus - The Burton at Bideford
  • Until 11 June 2018
  • Free
The Burton at Bideford
Coming soon
ARTIST ROOMS: Gilbert & George - Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
  • 28 April 2018 to 2 September 2018
  • Free
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Coming soon
ARTIST ROOMS: Gerhard Richter - John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
  • 12 May 2018 to 18 August 2018
  • Free
John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
Coming soon
ARTIST ROOMS: Richard Long - Gallery Oldham
  • 26 May 2018 to 16 September 2018
  • Free
Gallery Oldham
Coming soon
ARTIST ROOMS: Agnes Martin - Winchester Discovery Centre
  • 7 July 2018 to 7 October 2018
  • Free
Winchester Discovery Centre
Coming soon
ARTIST ROOMS: Alex Katz - Tate Liverpool
  • 23 November 2018 to 17 March 2019
  • Free
Tate Liverpool
Coming soon
ARTIST ROOMS: Anselm Kiefer - Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
  • 19 October 2018 to 27 January 2019
  • Free
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry