The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has published a catalogue of the latest acquisitions to its Art Collection. The new purchases are available for exhibition both within and outside Northern Ireland, as part of the Arts Council’s Loan Scheme.
The Arts Council grew its overall collection to over 650 works with the purchase in 2020-21 of 53 new pieces by 28 artists currently working in Northern Ireland. The new acquisitions represent the recent practice of artists, both emerging and established, in a wide range of disciplines, including painting, sculpture, craft, print, photography and video. With many of the artworks created during the pandemic, these works of art reflect contemporary artistic practice that is innovative and challenging and making a significant contribution to the development of the visual arts in Northern Ireland.