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 Autumn 2022 issue

Great Pages of History

Michelle P Brown highlights the religious and cultural references in the Lindisfarne Gospels, ahead of a new exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle.

Powerful Objects of Transformation

Hettie Judah speaks to artist Bharti Kher about the energies, histories and mythologies that inform her multimedia practice, in advance of an exhibition of her work at Arnolfini in Bristol.

Playing at Digital Soldiers

With a new exhibition on the subject opening at IWM London, Chris Fuller explores the relationship between ever-more sophisticated video games based on war and real life conflict.

Feminist Art and Language

Oliver Basciano looks at the connections between pioneering women artists Carolee Schneemann and Cecilia Vicuña, ahead of a retrospective of Schneemann’s work at the Barbican Art Gallery and Vicuña’s Hyundai Commission at Tate Modern, both in London.

Meet the Collectors: Thomas Bateman

David Trigg profiles the Victorian archaeologist whose finds and acquisitions now form part of Sheffield’s Weston Park Museum.

William Kentridge

Ahead of a retrospective of his work at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, artist William Kentridge describes how he works collaboratively, with multiple mediums and creative artforms, to tell difficult histories.

Opinion – Increasing the Diversity of Curatorial Staff

Gus Casely-Hayford, director of the new V&A East, scheduled to open in London in 2025, suggests a united effort is needed to shift the blockages preventing curatorial diversity in our museums.

Plus: Other exhibitions on and opening in autumn, 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, Anneka French, Elizabeth Fullerton, 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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