28/01/2017 — 18/03/2017

New and recent acquisitions

for the Grundy Collection

Tracey Emin: I know, I know, I know (2002).

Courtesy the Artist and DACS. NEON The Charged Line (Installation View). Photo Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

Dean Kenning

Dean Kenning


To begin 2017 the Grundy is bringing together recent acquisitions it has been able to make through the support of partners and funders including the Art Fund, the Contemporary Art Society and the John Ellerman Foundation.

A collection is not a static thing, but an unfolding and accumulating narrative with both favourite early sections and the constant potential for new chapters and stories to emerge. These works reflect the contemporary programme at the gallery, and focus on the key collecting themes of contemporary art exploring popular culture and its new collecting area of light-based artwork.



Ben Cain, Ruth Claxton, Noel Clueit, Tracey Emin, Marcia Farquhar, Dean Kenning, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Joe Fletcher Orr, Heather Phillipson, Maeve Rendle, Yinka Shonibare MBE, John Smith, Eva Stenram, Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan, Ian Whittlesea.