Current Exhibitions

Face2Face at Torre Abbey House and Gallery

The Face2Face exhibition will for the first time bring together and quite literally ‘face off’ 33 works from 20 award winning, contemporary British artists.
Drawn from Life: People on Paper at Leamington Spa, Art Gallery & Museum

Part of a national tour to celebrate the Collection's 70th Anniversary, the exhibition includes some of the finest drawings in the Collection.
Tread Softly at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Tread Softly presents works in which artists explore childhood experience and familial relationships, revisiting and reassessing pivotal moments and people within their lives.
A Certain Kind of Light at The Exchange

A Certain Kind of Light explores how artists have responded to light, its materiality, transience and effect. Including David Batchelor, Runa Islam, Anish Kapoor and Katie Paterson.
I Want! I Want! at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

This exhibition features work by artists made over the last 20 years who have all been influenced by the rapid development of technology.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Now, Today, Tomorrow and Always at Towner Art Gallery

Now, Today.. investigates how popular culture, and its vast compendium of imagery, words and materials has influenced recent contemporary art.
Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity at the Walker Art Gallery

This exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in England and Wales.
Kaleidoscope at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham

Kaleidoscope tours to Nottingham examining 1960s visual art through a fresh and surprising lens.



The Arts Council Collection is the UK's most widely seen collection of modern and contemporary art.

With nearly 8,000 works by over 2,000 artists, it can be seen in exhibitions and public displays across the country and beyondThis website offers unprecedented access to the Collection, and information about each work can be found on this site.