Artist Rooms back on tour in 2017
Exhibitions showcasing works by Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys will open across the UK.
Artist Rooms is a public collection of international contemporary art that the Art Fund is helping to share across the UK. It was set up through the generosity of Anthony d’Offay, and is owned and managed by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland.
The programme returns for an eighth year with exhibitions being shown at more than 30 museum and galleries across the UK.
New venues, new shows
In 2017, Hull will be that year's City of Culture, and associate partner Ferens Art Gallery will showcase an exhibition of Ron Mueck's work in a recently renovated venue. The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, joins as a new partner and will display an Andy Warhol exhibition. The American artist's work will also be housed at Dunoon Burgh Hall, when the historic building reopens in the coming spring as a hub for the community, five years after their first Artist Rooms collaboration, which saw a hugely popular show of Robert Mapplethorpe photography.
Meanwhile, Wolverhampton Art Gallery will be displaying works by Roy Lichtenstein – a chance for visitors to see this brand-new Artist Rooms collection on longer loan from the Lichtenstein Foundation since the 2015 exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art – and Leeds Art Gallery will be reopening in 2017 with a Joseph Beuys exhibition.
This year's collection will be showing 40 artists and it is a collaboration between National Galleries of Scotland, Tate and Ferens Art Gallery. It is supported by the public via the National Lottery through Arts Council England, by Art Fund and by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. The tours have attracted over 40 million visitors from across the UK since the programme began in 2009, with 146 displays and exhibitions at 76 museums and galleries.
The Artist Rooms On Tour programme from autumn 2016-17
- Phyllida Barlow, Tate Modern, 14 January 2016 – 17 April 2017
- Louise Bourgeois, Tate Modern, 17 June 2016 – 18 June 2017
- Joseph Beuys: A Language of Drawing, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 30 July 2016 – 30 October 2016
- Roy Lichtenstein, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 22 October 2016 – 26 February 2017
- Andy Warhol, The Whitworth, Manchester, 19 November 2016 – 16 April 2017
- Martin Creed, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, 27 January 2017 – 3 June 2017
- Johan Grimonprez, Caithness Horizons, Thurso, 11 March 2017 – 4 June 2017
- Ron Mueck, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, 22 April 2017 – 13 August 2017
- Ed Ruscha, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 29 April 2017 – 29 April 2018
- Jenny Holzer, mac Birmingham, 27 May 2017 – 10 September 2017
- Phyllida Barlow, Turner Contemporary, Margate, 27 May 2017 – 24 September 2017
- Andy Warhol, Dunoon Burgh Hall, 10 June 2017 – 2 September 2017
- August Sander, Tate Liverpool, 23 June 2017 – 15 October 2017
- Don McCullin, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, 26 August 2017 – 19 November 2017
- Louise Bourgeois, Perth Museum and Art Gallery, 1 September 2017 – 18 November 2017
- Roy Lichtenstein, Tate Liverpool, 22 September 2017 – 10 June 2018
- Joseph Beuys, Leeds Art Gallery, 13 October 2017 – 21 January 2018
- Richard Long, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, 2 December 2017 – 4 March 2018