The Arts Council was delighted to welcome visitors to the Arts Council Collection which was on display for Culture Night 2022

The Collection showcased the Arts Councils ongoing commitment to purchasing excellent and ambitious works of art which reflect the amazing standard of contemporary visual arts practice and which represents Ireland today. The Arts Council Collection was established in 1962 (60 years ago) and the works on display are drawn from almost 1,300 works of modern and contemporary Irish art in the Collection.

Approximately 50% of Collection is on display across Ireland at any one time and the works are available for public organisations and bodies to borrow and showcase for the benefit of the public. The Collection includes works across painting, sculpture, print, photography, video, installations and time based media. To learn more about the Arts Council Collection and view works online please visit

  • Paul Hallahan The song of a bird that has come to love its cage, 2019, Acrylic ink and paint on canvas. 230 × 160 cm.
  • Eleanor Duffin, A Phantom Limb, 2019, Screen Prints, Archive quality ink on archive quality paper. 59.5 x 84 cm & 42 x 59.5 cm
  • Helen Blake, The Duchess of Burgundy, 2020, Oil on linen, 122 x 91.5cm
  • Leanne McDonagh, Kathleen, 2017, Pigment on Copper House Photo Rag 55.8 x 76 cm
  • Rajinder Singh, Point at a passing migrant bird with a raised locked arm and an open palm, 2020, Scavenged wood, wooden clamps jesomite, vinyl tape, 120x120cm
  • Colm Mac Athlaoich, Clean Beach, 2021, Oil on canvas, 140 x 110cm
  • Andreas Kindler Von Knobloch, Plan, 2018, Black Anthracite Clay, fired, unglazed ,35 × 27 × 25 cm and Section 2018, Black Anthracite Clay, fired, unglazed, 35 × 27 × 25 cm
  • Suzanne Walsh BirdBecomeBird, Performance, 2022, GUIDES Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar. . Filmed by Louis Haugh. 23 min 7 sec Single Channel video with sound.
  • Vera Klute, Breakage 2020, Oil on board. 130 x 350cm
  • Vivienne Dick, Red Moon Rising (Still 001), 2015, Print mounted in scratch resistant acrylic. 66.5 x 100 cm
  • Marcel Vidal, Balcony 2017, Expanding foam, spray paint, wood, watercolour on paper, framed with glass bitumen, zinc fittings, castor wheels, animal hooves, glue, twine, linen, plaster. 196 x 62 x 62 cm