New additions to the Collection of the Arts Council of Ireland (Collections)

Posted: Monday, 16 July 2018

The Arts Council of Ireland has announced the addition of 11 new works to its Collection which will be seen by audiences across the country. These new works will be formally acquisitioned into the Collection and will be made accessible to the public through display in venues throughout Ireland and via the dedicated Arts Council Collection website.

These art works will be added to the almost 1,100 works of modern and contemporary Irish art in the Collection and mark the latest additions to the Council's long history of purchasing excellent and ambitious works of art that reflects the practise of artists working in Ireland today.

The artists whose work is added to the Collection are Michelle Browne, Genieve Figgis, Joy Gerrard, Dragana Jurisic, Barbara Knezevic, Sarah Pierce, Eva Rothschild and Michael John Whelan.

Comprising works across painting, sculpture, photography, video and multimedia installations the new purchases are drawn from across the spectrum of contemporary visual arts practice and will be accessible to public audiences throughout the country as part of the Arts Council Collection's ongoing programme of exhibitions, loans and projects.

Over the coming years, the Arts Council Collection will continue to grow further expanding its programme of exhibitions, loans and partnerships aimed at facilitating the public across the country to experience and engage with the works first hand.

Click here to visit the Arts Council of Ireland website.