Donated Works

Shezad Dawood, Leviathan Cycle, Episode 1: Ben 2017 HD video, Edition 2 of 5 12 min. 52 sec
2017/2018 university of salford art collection

Shezad Dawood

Shezad Dawood is a natural collaborator and storyteller. Working with individuals and communities he weaves together complex theories, facts, language, literary references, and philosophical ideas to create narratives that are…

Untitled 1 to 5 from the series Shouting in Whispers, 2017, Hand-pulled screen print, edition 2 of 3, 102 x 72 cm, courtesy of the artist.
2017/2018 Reading Museum

Helen Cammock

Informed by a research-driven approach to making art, Helen Cammock’s work reflects her English/Jamaican background and her experience of inequality and under-representation among the people she met as a social…

Shona Illingworth 216 Westbound 3a
2017/18 Imperial War Museum

Shona Illingworth

Shona Illingworth is a Danish/Scottish artist who works across a range of mediums, including sound, film, video, photography and drawing. She creates immersive video and multi-channel sound installations, exploring memory…

Lucy Skaer, 'Me, Me, Me, Me', 2012. Resin, celluloid film, 23.5 x 15.5 x 4 cm each. Courtesy Peter Freeman, Inc. New York / Paris © Lucy Skaer. Photo credit: Cadre en Seine Choi
2017/2018 Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Lucy Skaer

Much of Lucy Skaer’s work is focused on materials, the meanings that emanate from them and the transformation those meanings can go through. Her diverse practice draws its inspiration from…

Moonrise Over the End of the World – Furthest West – The Mid North Atlantic Ocean – Faro Orchillo, Punta Orchillo. The Isle of El Hierro, The Canary Islands, Spain, The West-most point of the Canary Islands, and, the original site of the 0º Meridian Longitude – The End of the World – as designated by the ancient geographer Ptolemy
2017/18 National Maritime Museum

Thomas Joshua Cooper

Thomas Joshua Cooper is one of the world’s leading contemporary fine art photographers. He is the Head of Photography at Glasgow School of Art, where he founded the Fine Art…

Christina Mackie, Brushes, Pots 4, 2017, Stoneware, glass, brushes and chrysoprase, 17 x 21 x 25.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
2017/18 Government Art Collection

Christina Mackie

Christina Mackie is perhaps best known for her large-scale installations that bring together multitudes of materials in quasiscientific field arrays. By comparison, Brushes, Pots 4 functions almost like a scholar’s…

2017/18 British Museum

Phyllida Barlow

Phyllida Barlow untitled: hoarding 2017 Acrylic on watercolour paper 44.4 x 57.5 cm Drawing has always been a central part of Phyllida Barlow’s practice. Throughout her career she has made…

Fox Talbot's Articles of Glass
2017/18 Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Cornelia Parker

Fox Talbot’s Articles of Glass, 2017, a series of nine polymer photogravure etchings on paper, arose from Parker’s investigations into photogravure, a photomechanical process that produces an image through the…

Martine Syms, still from A Pilot For A Show About Nowhere, 2015
2016/17 Leeds Art Gallery

Martine Syms

Martine Syms A Pilot For A Show About Nowhere 2015 Two-channel video, colour, sound 24:29 min Edition 5 of 5 (+ 1 AP) A major work by LA-based artist Martine…

Glenn Brown, 'In the end we all succumb to the pull of the molten core', 2016. Indian ink and acrylic on panel, 135 x 95 x 2.8 cm. Copyright Glenn Brown, Courtesy Gagosian
2016/17 Laing Art Gallery

Glenn Brown

In the end we all succumb to the pull of the molten core (2016) was made especially for the Laing in Newcastle, and is recognisable as part of a new body of work that the artist has embarked on since 2014.

Kader Attia, Dispossession, 2013. Double slide, single slide, and video projection, color, sound. Slide duration: 13 minutes. Video duration: 6 minutes, 43 seconds. Edition of 3. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
2016/17 Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Kader Attia

Dispossession (2013) is an installation that examines the role of Christian missionaries in the colonisation of African cultures. The subject of repatriation is central to the work as it considers the political and psychoanalytical questions that arise from the collecting of these objects.

John Akomfrah, Peripeteia, 2012. Single channel HD colour video, 5.1 sound. ed. 2 of 5 + 2 Aps. © Smoking Dogs Films; Courtesy Lisson Gallery
2016/17 Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

John Akomfrah

Inspired by the depictions of a black man and woman drawn by Albrecht Dürer in the early sixteenth century, Peripeteia (2012) traces the appearance and disappearance of African lives in early modern Europe.

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