Art Quarterly

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

In the Winter 2021 issue

The many faces of Van Gogh

Martin Bailey explores the significance of Vincent van Gogh’s self-portraits, ahead of the first exhibition devoted to them, at the Courtauld Gallery in London.

In praise of the local

Mark Hudson re-evaluates the visual culture on our doorsteps and talks to the directors and managers of museums and galleries across the UK embracing audiences closer to home.

A lifetime of outstanding art

As the Arts Council Collection celebrates its 75th anniversary, David Trigg follows the ongoing impact of five key works acquired for the collection with Art Fund support.

Tracing Australia’s Songlines

Ellen Mara De Wachter explores the world’s oldest living culture, that of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, through exhibitions at The Box in Plymouth, Tate Modern in London, and a new British Museum publication.

Meet the collectors: David Roberts and Indrė Šerpytytė Roberts

Elizabeth Fullerton talks to the founders of the Roberts Institute of Art, including about why sharing their collection with UK institutions outside London is a key focus of their work.

Matthew Burrows

Artist Matthew Burrows, founder of Artist Support Pledge, and organiser of its first in-real-life exhibition, at Hastings Contemporary, on how he explores the economic success of creativity through trust, generosity and community.

Vanley Burke

Photographer and archivist Vanley Burke on his influential work, over more than 50 years, documenting the lives and experiences of Caribbean diaspora communities in the UK.


Aliyah Irabor-York, founder of Pupil Power, on how to better engage young people in education, work and culture.

Plus: Other exhibitions on and opening in winter, exhibition and book reviews, news on how Art Fund’s grant-giving programme is helping museums across the UK, and details of the latest works of art that Art Fund has helped museums and galleries to acquire.

Edited by Helen Sumpter, past and present contributors to Art Quarterly include Mary Beard, Martin Coomer, Gabriel Coxhead, Charles Darwent, Nancy Durrant, Marcus Field, Elizabeth Fullerton, Fisun Güner, Sam Jacob, Hettie Judah, Maev Kennedy, Sarah Kent, Anna McNay, Hilary Mantel, Ellen Mara De Wachter, Griselda Murray Brown, Matt Price, Chris Sharratt, Skye Sherwin, Rachel Spence, Ben Street, David Trigg and Marina Vaizey.

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