Choose your favourite Art Fund work of 2016

Vote for your favourite acquisition of the year and you could win a lifetime National Art Pass worth £1.5K.

From the Armada Portrait for Royal Museums Greenwich to the Gabriel Orozco designed garden at South London Gallery, we've helped museums and galleries across the UK make a range of fantastic acquisitions during 2016. From the almost 100 works of art that we have helped buy with your support this year, we have chosen a shortlist of 10. Vote for your favourite and you could win a lifetime National Art Pass worth £1,500.

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Choose your favourite Art Fund work of 2016


The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I, c1590

The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I, c1590

English school, Royal Museums Greenwich


The portrait commemorates the most famous conflict of Elizabeth’s reign (1558-1603), the failed invasion of England by the Spanish Armada in 1588.

5000 Feet is the Best, 2011

5000 Feet is the Best, 2011

Omer Fast, IWM London (Imperial War Museum) and Towner


Fast's 2011 work 5000 Feet is the Best is based on a series of interviews conducted with a former drone pilot in Las Vegas.

South London Gallery garden, 2016

South London Gallery garden, 2016

Gabriel Orozco, South London Gallery


Gabriel Orozco's garden at the South London Gallery was created in collaboration with horticulturists from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew.

Spirit of the Carnival, 1983

Spirit of the Carnival, 1983

Tam Joseph, Wolverhampton Art Gallery


Spirit of the Carnival reflects the uneasy relationship that existed between black communities and the police in Britain during the early 1980s, particularly at the annual Notting Hill Carnival.

St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child, c1440-1475

St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child, c1440-1475

Dieric Bouts the Elder, Bowhill House and Country Estate & The Bowes Museum


Depicting a rare subject, Dieric Bouts' stunning painting includes portrays an aging St. Luke and a detailed landscape beyond.

On Form and Fiction, 1989-1990

On Form and Fiction, 1989-1990

Steven Campbell, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)


Featured in GENERATION at the Scottish National Gallery in 2014, the work consists of nine large, framed paintings hung on walls papered from floor to ceiling with 105 unframed ink drawings.

Tulip vase, 1874


This remarkable vase is one of four designed by architect William Burges as part of the decorative scheme for the Summer Smoking Room at Cardiff Castle.