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Rum from Eigg, Inner Hebrides, (detail), oil on canvas by Albert Julius Olsson (1864–1942), photo credit: Gallery Oldham


Art Speaks: the competition

We are on the hunt for the next young poet to create the fifth Art Speaks film. The competition is now open.

Horatio, Viscount Nelson (1758–1805), William Beechey (1753–1839), oil on canvas , photo credit: Norwich Civic Portrait Collection

William Beechey (1753–1839), oil on canvas

Exhibition in focus: Nelson & Norfolk

Powerful objects and paintings come together to tell the tale of an extraordinary life: that of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson.

Trompe l'oeil, Letter Rack, c.1700, oil on canvas by Edwaert Collier (c.1640–c.1707), photo credit: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

Trompe l'oeil, Letter Rack

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© the artist. Photo credit: Atkinson Art Gallery Collection

Desmond Haughton
Artwork: New

Desmond Haughton

Nahem Shoa donated his portrait of a fellow artist to the Atkinson Art Gallery. The artist and subject were both born in London in 1968.


Ben Uri: 100 years in 100 seconds

Ben Uri Gallery and Museum focuses on addressing universal issues of identity and migration through the visual arts.

Early Morning, Poole Harbour, 1937, oil on canvas on board by James Patchell Chettle (1871–1944), photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

Early Morning, Poole Harbour

Buy art prints of seascapes

Relax and unwind with this collection of stunning seascapes carefully curated and available for you to purchase and enjoy in your home.

Man Woman, Allen Jones (b.1937), oil on canvas, © Allen Jones, photo credit: Tate

Allen Jones (b.1937), oil on canvas

The artists who confronted gender norms

From nineteenth-century France to the swinging sixties, we look at artists who tackled gender stereotypes in their work.



Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

This Hertfordshire gem features a large collection of art by Hubert von Herkomer, a German-born British painter, composer and film-director.

Gluck, Hannah Gluckstein (1895–1978), oil on canvas, © National Portrait Gallery, London, photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

Hannah Gluckstein (1895–1978), oil on canvas

Five powerful queer stories told by portraits

Tales of unrequited love, secretive relationships, trailblazing androgyny – and why E. M. Forster was too scared to publish Maurice.

Ideas for David Attenborough, 2016, pencil on paper by Bryan Organ (b.1935), © Bryan Organ & the Redfern Gallery, London, photo credit: Leicester Arts and Museums Service

Ideas for David Attenborough

Welcome, works on paper! The story so far

It has been nine months since Art UK started adding works on paper – including sketches of the nation's grandfather, David Attenborough.

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