From Penzance to Shetland: Artist Rooms on Tour 2015
- 30 October 2014
Damien Hirst in Orkney, Robert Mapplethorpe in Clydebank and Francesca Woodman in Powys are among the highlights of the 2015 Artist Rooms on Tour programme, supported by the Art Fund.
Francesca Woodman, Eel Series, Roma, May–August 1977
© National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Photo by Antonia Reeve
The National Galleries of Scotland and Tate have announced that, for its seventh year on tour, the Artist Rooms collection will feature in exhibitions and displays at 17 venues across the United Kingdom.
The 2015 tour introduces 12 new venues to the Artist Rooms programme, from The Pier in Orkney to Aberystwyth Arts Centre, the first university gallery to take part in the project.
Other cities on next year's tour include Blackburn, Carlisle, Penzance, Shetland and St Ives.
The Artist Rooms collection was jointly acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate in 2008, with support from the Art Fund. The recent addition of works by Dan Flavin, Alex Katz, Douglas Gordon and Louise Bourgeois brings the number of artists represented in the collection to 39.
The 2015 tour is marked by outstanding photography, as works by Don McCullin will be exhibited in Shetland, Diane Arbus will go on show in Kirkcaldy, and Robert Mapplethorpe will travel to Clydebank, County Durham and Aberystwyth.
Artist Rooms has been seen by over 31 million people to date, with displays attracting record numbers of visitors to venues. A display of works by Gilbert & George at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter attracted almost 70,000 visitors. By the end of 2015, works from the collection will have been shown at 149 exhibitions across 78 British museums and galleries.
To find an Artist Rooms exhibition near you, download the Artist Rooms on Tour 2015 map.
Artist Rooms on Tour: 2015 programme
Louise Bourgeois, Southampton City Art Gallery
16 January – 18 April 2015
Anselm Kiefer, Tullie House, Carlisle
7 February – 7 June 2015
Diane Arbus, Kirkcaldy Galleries
14 February – 31 May 2015
Robert Mapplethorpe, Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery
28 February – 23 May 2015
Roy Lichtenstein, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
14 March 2015 – 10 January 2016
Vija Celmins, National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford
21 March – 28 June 2015
Jeff Koons, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
9 May – 6 September 2015
Dan Flavin, Tate St Ives
23 May – 27 September 2015
Joseph Beuys, Timespan, Helmsdale
5 June – 6 September 2015
Damien Hirst, The Pier, Orkney
20 June – 12 September 2015
Robert Therrien, The Exchange, Penzance
18 July – 10 October 2015
Robert Mapplethorpe, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
8 August – 7 November 2015
Ed Ruscha, Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery
11 September – 5 December 2015
Gerhard Richter, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
26 September 2015 – 16 January 2016
Bill Viola, The Wilson, Cheltenham
3 October 2915 – 7 February 2016
Andy Warhol, Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery
16 October 2015 – 31 January 2016
Robert Mapplethorpe, The Bowes Museum, County Durham
28 November 2015 – 26 April 2016