Since its inception, Walker Art Gallery has been committed to collecting and displaying contemporary art.
This new display features some of the best examples of the gallery's contemporary acquisitions over the past 20 years. Some pieces are drawn from the John Moores painting competition held at the gallery. Others were gifts from the Contemporary Art Society. Featured artists include Anish Kapoor, Dhruva Mistry, Peter Doig and Fiona Rae. The local art scene is represented by a group of paintings by Maurice Cockrill.
Also on display, for the first time, are examples of installation, performance and video art. Works by Turner Prize nominee Christine Borland and the collaborative partnership of Smith/Stewart show our growing commitment to these more recent art forms.