Art Quarterly

Published four times a year, Art Quarterly is the magazine of Art Fund and is one of the highly-valued benefits of becoming an Art Fund member. It provides readers with insightful and accessible content and comment on art and artists, current and upcoming exhibitions in UK museums and galleries, as well as highlighting the discounted entry and other benefits available to Art Fund members with their National Art Pass, and the wider work of Art Fund’s charitable programme.

In the spring 2020 issue:


Creativity Unbound

Writer and critic Olivia Laing on why Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage and garden, the unique place of creativity that he created in Dungeness, Kent, is the most inspiring place she’s ever been to.

The Inspirational Art of Artemisia

Artemisia Gentileschi challenged contemporary preconceptions of what 17th-century women artists could accomplish. Letizia Treves, curator of the first UK exhibition dedicated to Gentileschi, at the National Gallery in London, explores her extraordinary life and work.

More than a Pop Idol

Three decades after Andy Warhol’s death, a new exhibition at Tate Modern shows how his life and work still remains relevant. Jean Wainwright explores the life that shaped the artist.

The Man who brought myths to life

Connor Heaney celebrates the life, work and ongoing creative legacy of Hollywood stop-motion pioneer Ray Harryhausen, as the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art prepares a centennial exhibition of his work.

Keeping it Real

Socially engaged artist Suzanne Lacy talks to writer Rachel Spence about equality, imagination and large-scale collaboration, as the artist prepares for a two-venue retrospective of her work in Manchester, spanning her 50-year career.

Spotlight: Bath

Elegant architecture, hot springs, Jane Austen, East Asian art and five centuries of fashion are just some of the cultural reasons to visit Somerset’s world-heritage city, as David Trigg explains.

Opinion: Are cultural prizes still meaningful?

Recent arts prizes have been shared or split between nominees, resulting in their relevance being questioned. Nigel Prince, director of Cardiff-based organisation Artes Mundi, which runs a biannual art prize and exhibition, makes the case that awards should both reflect their times and evolve with them.


Previews and listings of selected exhibitions on now and opening soon around the UK; exhibition and book reviews; and the latest news on the impact of Art Fund’s charitable programme, including the works of art that Art Fund has helped museums and galleries to acquire over the past quarter.

Edited by Helen Sumpter, Art Quarterly’s past and present contributors include Mary Beard, Martin Coomer, Gabriel Coxhead, Charles Darwent, Nancy Durrant, Marcus Field, Sam Jacob, Hettie Judah, Maev Kennedy, Sarah Kent, Hilary Mantel, Griselda Murray Brown, Rachel Spence, Ben Street and Marina Vaizey.

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