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New Work for Scotland

Work produced today by Scotland’s visual artists and craft makers is fast acquiring an international reputation for excellence.  Through the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland (NCSS), six major museums and art galleries have been able to acquire over 60 important new works of art for their permanent collections.

This means people now and in the future can enjoy some of the best works of art being made today.

Kenny Hunter's Feedback Loop; Photo: Mike Davidson

You can find an installation by Turner Prize-nominated Jim Lambie in Aberdeen Art Gallery along with exquisite metalwork from Scotland and the Netherlands. Paisley Museum and Art Galleries have acquired major works by Claire Barclay, and Anya Gallacio.

Video art by Mat Collishaw and ceramics by Kate Malone are now part of the collection at McManus Galleries in Dundee, as are thought-provoking installations by Graham Fagen at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre and by Anne Bevan and Janice Galloway at Glasgow’s Hunterian Art Gallery.

Thanks to the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland (NCSS), The Pier Arts Centre in Orkney will acquire new works of art to complement its wonderful collection of works by artists working in St Ives in the 1930s through to the 1960s.

The National Collecting Scheme for Scotland has been successful in ensuring more works of art by contemporary artists and craft makers with international reputations can be seen in museums and galleries in different parts of Scotland.  

The Scheme has been made possible through major investment from the National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council, from the member museums, and through partnership working with the Contemporary Art Society.  

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