The British Art Show is a major survey of the best in British art now, and widely recognised as the most ambitious and influential exhibition of contemporary art in the country.
Featuring film, photography, painting, sculpture, and mixed media, the British Art Show is a spectacular demonstration of the breadth of contemporary art being produced across the country now. This year the show will travel to Aberdeen, Wolverhampton, Manchester and Plymouth, celebrating exceptional art each place has to offer.
The exhibition is designed to adapt and change to its host city. Highlights in the Aberdeen display include two new works by choreographer, dancer and visual artist, Florence Peake. One piece taking the form of sculpture, the other taking the form of performance, both works explore the treatment of Aberdeen’s landscape and workers in the care sector through these juxtaposing but complimentary forms.
Other works include Neon Hieroglyph (2021), an installation by co-winner of the prestigious Turner Prize, Tai Shana – this work features floating glass eyes, an enormous melting candle and Dracula’s disembodied hand, all accompanied by an immersive soundscape.
Works in this exhibition were commissioned with Art Fund support.