ARTIST ROOMS on tour with the Art Fund 2012

  • 30 August 2011

The ARTIST ROOMS tour is back in 2012, ensuring this amazing art collection travels the length and breadth of the UK, bringing local galleries blockbuster exhibitions...

The ARTIST ROOMS tour returns for a fourth year bringing 19 new exhibitions to 17 venues. The tour enables art lovers from Belfast to Bristol the chance to experience some of the most important works of internationally produced art by sharing the ARTIST ROOMS collection with museums and galleries across the UK.

ARTIST ROOMS is an important public collection of international contemporary art, shared across the UK through a unique collaboration between The Art Fund, Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Assembled by collector and curator Anthony d’Offay over a 30 year period, it comprises over 700 works, and takes the form of 50 rooms by 25 artists, including Diane Arbus, Joseph Beuys and Damien Hirst. This year, important new works have been donated to the ARTIST ROOMS Collection including pieces by Vija Celmins, Martin Creed and Alex Katz. Find out what's coming to a town near you during 2012...


Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing #1136
December 2011 – November 2012

Tate Liverpool
Martin Creed
24 February – 27 May 2012

The Burgh Hall, Dunoon
Robert Mapplethorpe
24 March – 8 July 2012

The MAC, Belfast
Robert Therrien
21 April – 22 July 2012

Graves Gallery, Museums Sheffield
Andy Warhol Self-Portraits
11 April – 1 December 2012

Duff House, Banff
August Sander
1 April - 31 August 2012

Tate Modern, London
Joseph Beuys and Bruce Nauman
Spring 2012 – Spring 2013


Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
Andy Warhol
2 June – 13 January 2013

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
Conceptual Art
30 June – 23 September 2012

The Gallery at Linlithgow Burgh Halls, West Lothian
Robert Mapplethorpe
20 July - 28 October 2012

The Hepworth Wakefield, Hepworth
Richard Long
23 June – 14 October 2012

Tramway, Glasgow
Jannis Kounellis
13 July – 23 September 2012


New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester
August Sander
29 September 2012 – 6 January 2013

The New Art Gallery Walsall
Damien Hirst
6 October 2012 – 26 October 2013

Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Robert Mapplethorpe
10 November 2012 – 27 April 2013


mima; Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
Jannis Kounellis
23 November 2012 - 10 March 2013

To find out more about the collection, visit Tate or National Galleries of Scotland for an in-depth look at the collection online.

Check out the ARTIST ROOMS 2011 tour dates.