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June 2017: Cornelia Parker

For some years Cornelia Parker’s work has been concerned with formalising things beyond our control, containing the volatile and making it into something that is quiet and contemplative like the ‘eye of the storm’.

Parker's ACC work, Neither From Nor Towards, 1992, features bricks from a row of houses that fell off the white cliffs of Dover. Found by the artist on a remote shoreline between Folkestone and Dover, the bricks have been shaped by the crashing waves over many years. Parker was fascinated by the drama, describing the process as a 'perfect cartoon death'.

Neither From Nor Towards, can be seen as part of Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s latest National Partnership Programme exhibition, Re[construct], until 25 June 2017.

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Latest Blog: Art & Dementia


According to Alzheimer’s Society there are around 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia and this figure is due to exceed a million by 2025. Museum and gallery collections have a vast array of stories and objects that can engage people with dementia and their carers we just need to make them accessible!

The first of a new series of Curators' Days events run by the Arts Council Collection in partnership with Art Fund, presented a range of innovative approaches to using visual arts to benefit people living with dementia.

Check out our latest Blog to listen to talks from the event and find out more about creating Dementia Friendly spaces and resources in your gallery or museum.


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Arts Council Collection: Explore



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.