Image: Banner by Ed Hall, courtesy of the British Council Collection
For more than 60 years, the British Council has been collecting works of art, craft and design to promote the achievements of British artists, craft practitioners and designers abroad.
A remarkable collection of some of the very best British artists of the 20th and 21st centuries is on display in our New York office, and the complete collection of more than 8,500 works of British art can be viewed in our online collection.
To the right, you will find information about the beautiful British Council Touring Collection, going on now. The British Council Touring Exhibition 'Lose Your Mind' brings together a quintessentially ‘Shrigley-esque’ collection of the artist’s work. Best known for his crudely composed and mordantly humorous drawings, David Shrigley is an acclaimed and highly popular British artist. Shrigley’s distinctive style and wry sense of humour pervade all areas of his work, from his drawings, photography and painting to his sculpture, taxidermy, animation and spoken word projects.