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In Amidst, 2012, graphite & gesso on wooden panel by Kirsty O'Leary Leeson (b.1971), © the artist, photo credit: The Priseman Seabrook Collections


© Bob and Roberta Smith, Photo credit: Art UK


Art Matters

For our new podcast series, we talk about the weird and wonderful ways that art history meets pop culture.

News from Town, 1949, oil on board by Edward Wolfe (1897–1982), © the estate of Edward Wolfe, photo credit: Derbyshire & Derby School Library Service

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© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Atkinson Art Gallery Collection/Samantha Fulstow


Breton Sunset

Atkinson Art Gallery added this hazy drypoint of boats and sunbeams by Percy Lancaster (1878–1951) to Art UK.

© the artist. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection

Opening Movement

Opening Movement

Stefani Georgieva examines the graceful possibilities captured within Gillian Wise's abstract work.

© Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo credit: Royal Academy of Arts

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Do you know these five trailblazing women artists?

We list the essential female artists we should all recognise.

© estate of Josef Herman. All rights reserved, DACS 2017, Photo credit: Southampton City Art Gallery


Josef Herman: the Polish painter who found himself in Wales

He only meant to stay for a fortnight, but Herman ended up chronicling Welsh mining communities for 11 years.


Discover art

Explore over 3,250 venues with public art collections across the UK.

Click on the map markers to discover the UK’s incredible art collections.

© the artist, Photo credit: Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (managed by MK Arts for Health)


The art of the heart

Feeling romantic? Anita Sethi leads us on an exploration of love expressed through painting.

© the artist courtesy of Saatchi Art. Photo credit: Gallery Oldham



Gallery Oldham has newly acquired a portrait by the Nigerian-born artist Titus Agbara. Who is Damilola, and why is her name a good omen?


Last few days to enter Write on Art

Open to 15–18 year olds studying in the UK, in partnership with the Paul Mellon Centre, we are looking for the best young art writers. Read more on our blog.

Photo credit: Bradford Museums and Galleries


Buy Mother's Day prints

A special edition print of Flower Piece by James Bolivar Manson (1879–1945) is available now. Profits go to supporting Art UK collections.



Isles of Scilly Museum

A small, independent museum with extremely diverse collections, including material from wrecks, prehistoric artefacts and local art.

TATE_TATE_T07496_10, © the artist's estate, Photo credit: Tate


Pauline Boty (1938–1966)

A female painter in the British wing of the Pop Art movement, Boty died at the age of 28.

Winter Landscape, 1925–1937, oil on canvas by Paul Nash (1889–1946), Photo credit: York Museums Trust

Winter Landscape
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Paul Nash and the Uncanny Landscape

At Yorkshire Museum, John Stezaker examines how the War had a significant effect on the artist.

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