Artist Rooms 2014: The Isle of Wight to the Outer Hebrides

Published 28 November 2013

Venues across the UK have been announced for the sixth year of Artist Rooms on Tour, a programme of contemporary exhibitions nationwide supported by the Art Fund.

Next year, the contemporary art collection will visit 12 new locations, as well as returning to former venues including the Tate Modern in London and Leicester's New Walk Museum and Art Gallery.

The exhibition venues span from the Isle of Wight to the Outer Hebrides, with a Martin Creed show at Newport's Quay Art Centre and a display of works by Latvian-American artist Vija Celmins at the Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre in North Uist.

The Artist Rooms collection was assembled by curator and collector Anthony d'Offay over a 30-year period, and was jointly acquired by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland in 2008 with support from the Art Fund.

Artist Rooms exhibitions have been seen by 29 million people to date, and by the end of 2014 the collection will have been shown in 66 museums and galleries across the UK. Highlights have included Northern Ireland's first Andy Warhol exhibition and a performance piece by Martin Creed at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull.

The Art Fund continues to support the tour of Artist Rooms, with additional support by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Creative Scotland.


Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston
Bruce Nauman
15 February – 24 May 2014

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter
Gilbert & George
22 March – 22 June 2014

Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, North Uist
Vija Celmins
29 March – 28 June 2014

Bodelwyddan Castle and Park, Denbighshire
Francesca Woodman
5 April – 13 July 2014

Tate Modern
Alex Katz
26 April 2014 – 1 March 2015

Tate Modern
Robert Mapplethorpe
11 May - 26 October 2014


Caithness Horizons Museum, Thurso
Douglas Gordon
10 May – 11 October 2014

Quay Arts, Isle of Wight
Martin Creed
13 June – 20 September 2014

mac birmingham
Robert Therrien
21 June – 7 September 2014

mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art)
Louise Bourgeois
18 July – 12 October 2014

Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries
Dan Flavin
16 August – 15 November 2014


Dick Institute, Kilmarnock
Gerhard Richter
6 September – 6 December 2014

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester
Georg Baselitz
20 September 2014 – 15 January 2015

Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Bideford, North Devon
Richard Long
4 October 2014 – 10 January 2015

Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland
Lawrence Weiner
25 October 2014 – 12 April 2015

Oriel Davies, Powys
Francesca Woodman
15 November 2014 – 25 February 2015

Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
Shetland Museum & Archives
Don McCullin
29 November 2014 – 22 February 2015

Find out more about Artist Rooms. Visit Tate or National Galleries of Scotland for an in-depth look at the collection online.

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