NAE Celebrates The Arts Council Collection 70th Anniversary with Hurvin Anderson New Commission
18 January 2016
NAE are excited to be part of The Arts Council Collection 70th anniversary celebrations, through a new commission and exhibition by Hurvin Anderson in 2016.
The Arts Council Collection is the UK's most widely seen collection of modern and contemporary art. To celebrate its 70th anniversary during 2016, Arts Council Collection have commissioned 8 new works that will go on display across the UK, as well as two new touring exhibitions. The commissions will open at different venues before becoming a permanent part of the Arts Council Collection where they will be available for loan to museums, galleries and other spaces nationally and internationally.
New Art Exchange, have been working with Hurvin Anderson whose new painting will premiere at NAE as part of a major new survey show. Anderson's works are drawn from personal experience, and many of his paintings explore sites of leisure where the mind is free to wander, being in one place whilst thinking of another - often alluding to his Caribbean heritage. The exhibition will be on display 2 July – 18 September.
Other artists making new work for the Arts Council Collection's 70th Anniversary Commissions include: John Akomfrah, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Ryan Gander, Mark Leckey, Katie Paterson, Heather Phillipson and Keith Piper.