ARTIST ROOMS is a collection of international contemporary art which has been created through one of the largest and most imaginative gifts of art ever made to museums in Britain. The gift was made by Anthony d’Offay in 2008, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, The Art Fund and the Scottish and British Governments.

ARTIST ROOMS is jointly owned and managed by National Galleries of Scotland and Tate on behalf of the nation.

The guiding principle of ARTIST ROOMS is the concept of individual rooms devoted to particular artists. The collection of over 725 works includes major groups of work by seminal artists.

Damien Hirst, 'Away from the Flock' 1994

Damien Hirst
Away from the Flock 1994
Lamb in formaldehyde solution, steel and glass vitrine
displayed: 980 x 1540 x 525 mm
ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008© Damien Hirst

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ARTIST ROOMS on Tour with The Art Fund supported by the Scottish Government is an inspired partnership that will fulfil the vision for this extraordinary collection: that it should be shared across the UK.

The ARTIST ROOMS On Tour includes works by Diane Arbus, Joseph Beuys, Vija Celmins, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Ellen Gallagher, Gilbert & George, Johan Grimonprez, Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer, Alex Katz, Anselm Kiefer, Jeff Koons, Jannis Kounellis, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Robert Mapplethorpe, Agnes Martin, Ron Mueck, Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Robert Therrien, Bill Viola, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner, and Francesca Woodman.

Many of the rooms were conceived as specific installations by the artists themselves and have been assembled so that the work of important contemporary artists can be seen and appreciated in depth.


24 February 2011 – 26 February 2012
3 December 2011 – 11 March 2012
24 February 27 May 2012
1 March – 8 July 2012
1 April – 31 August 2012
11 April – 1 December 2012
26 April 14 July 2012
Open every day
2 June – December 2012
23 June 14 October 2012
13 July – 9 September 2012
20 July – 28 October 2012
29 September 2012 – 6 January 2013
6 October 2012 – 26 October 2013
10 November 2012 – 30 April 2013
23 November 2012 – 10 March 2013