Blockbuster exhibition brings art of David Hockney and British greats to Lincoln


A unique exhibition, including art by David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Hurvin Anderson and Barbara Hepworth, is now on show at The Collection Museum in Lincoln.

Land, City & Sea: British Masters from the David Ross Collection is a one-off opportunity to view paintings, prints and sculptures from some of the most important British artists working in the last sixty years.

It brings together highlights from the collection of David Ross, the local entrepreneur and philanthropist best known for co-founding The Carphone Warehouse Group.

Jenny Gleadell, Exhibitions and Interpretation Officer, said: “Over the past twenty years, David Ross has been building this collection, which spans twentieth century modernism and Pop Art, through to contemporary masterpieces by numerous Turner Prize nominees.

“We’re extremely grateful to David for this opportunity to share these fantastic works with the public for the first time.”

David Ross says: “I am delighted to loan works from my private collection to The Collection at Lincoln. I have had a long association with the city and it is a privilege to be able to share these artworks with the local and wider community. The selection reflects the forces that drive my passion for collecting, as well as the extraordinary creative diversity of British art over the past sixty years.”

Alongside Land, City & Sea, The Collection and Usher Gallery have commissioned a new immersive, multi-sensory installation by local artist, Ellen Brady, which explores our collective imagination of the sea and our psychological and physical relationship to water.

This installation, titled On the Beach at Night Alone, is free to enter. There is also an exclusive, free ‘meet the artist’ event with Ellen Brady on Saturday 13 October from 2pm to 3pm, where Ellen will talk about her fascinating new installation and reveal insights into her practice.

The exhibition runs until 6 January 2019.