The Arts Council’s film collection, which chronicles over 50 years of British art, has been made available in digital form via a new website Arts on Film. It currently contains 460 documentary films drawn from the Arts Council England’s film collection, and there are plans to add more films in the future.
The Arts Council Film Collection features 20th Century British Art as well as important architecture, theatre, poetry and dance. Artists featured include Bacon, Spencer, Hockney, Moore and the Young British Artist (YBA) group. Some of the best filmmakers in the UK, including Anthony Minghella and Isaac Julien, were commissioned to make films for the collection.
As well as focusing on individual artists, architects, writers and poets, the films document particular art movements that have continued to influence contemporary British Art, such as Surrealism, Dadaism, Futurism and Kinetic art.
Access: Free (on campus only)