Our Collection

Contemporary Art

Southampton City Art Gallery’s collection continues to grow, building on its historical strength to represent developments in contemporary art. With advice from Tate curators the gallery has been able to acquire works by celebrated British artists, often before their reputation has been widely established. The Turner Prize is the most high profile award for artists working in Britain and the collection boasts works by a number of winners including Gilbert & George, Antony Gormley, Mark Wallinger and Jeremy Deller and nominees such as Ian Hamilton Finlay, Lucien Freud and George Shaw.