British art, artists, art museums and galleries

British art, U.K.; artists, art galleries, art museums and organizations online
UK arts websites, a guide


Bath Birmingham Bournemouth
Bradford Brighton Bristol
Campden Town Group Cambridge
Cheltenham Cornwall Devon
Dorset Durham Ireland Leicester
Liverpool London Manchester Newcastle
Norfolk Oxfordshire Scotland Sheffield
Shropshire South-East/Sussex
Wales West Country Yorkshire


British Artists Index: A-Z


Affordable Art Fair, London. London, Bath and New York.
Fairs making contemporary art easier to buy

Antique dealers in the U.K. A web directory,
listed alphabetically and by area.

The Artangel Collection is an initiative to bring outstanding film and video works, commissioned and produced by Artangel, to galleries and museums across the UK, and to commission new works in collaboration with Ikon, Birmingham and The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. The collection comprises film and video installations by contemporary artists such as Francis Alÿs, Jeremy Deller, Atom Egoyan, Douglas Gordon, Steve McQueen, Tony Oursler, Paul Pfeiffer and Gregor Schneider.

Artfund. The National Art Collections Fund (Art Fund)
believes that everyone should have the opportunity to experience great art at first hand. They work to achieve this by enriching museums and galleries throughout the UK with works of art of all kinds. Since 1903, they have been helping museums up and down the country acquire works of art.

Artifical Gallery, London
Artificial is an on-line gallery offering works for sale by a diverse range of artists from Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Takashi Murakami, Grayson Perry to emerging artists.


See: Well-known British artists

The Art Magazine
Art news, reviews and exhibitions from London and around the world.

Artsphere, a UK Online Arts Directory:
Music, drama, dance… An arts directory for all involved in the arts, including news, jobs, events, classifieds, articles, information and more.

The Art
Based in London and representing work by contemporary British artists, sculptors and fine art photographers.


BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
International centre for the contemporary visual arts in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.

the renowned graffiti artist.



Anthony Hepworth Fine Art
Anthony Hepworth Fine Arts are dealers and agents specializing in Modern British and Post-War Painting and Sculpture. They also represent a small group of contemporary painters and sculptors. Acting as agents they sell art on a commission basis for collectors, institutions and deceased estates, offering an alternative to auction houses. 16 Margarets Buildings, Brock Street, Bath, BA1 2LP

Bath School of Art and Design

Victoria Art Gallery

Rostra & Rooksmoor Galleries 

Bath Modern Art Gallery 

Bath Art Galleries and Gallery Directory

Beaux Arts Bath

Bo Lee

Chapel Row Gallery

Edgar Modern

Gallery LeFort

Galleries in Bath

Gallery Nine

Hilton Fine Art

Mauger Modern Art


The American Museum

Holburne Museum of Art

Roman Baths, Bath

Jane Austen Centre

Bath Preservation Trust

Museum of Costume/Fashion Museum

Museum of East Asian Art

Museums in Bath, tourist guide.

Royal Photographic Society Collection

Victoria Art Gallery

Bath art galleries and museums 
provides UK artists a low cost, commission free way to exhibit their artwork. It has no selection process and is open to all artists at any ability level.


BBC Online

BBC Radio 3, the BBC arts station.

BBC Radio 4, the BBC arts, culture and news station.


The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD)

Birmingham Museum of Art

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra


Castle Galleries

Ikon Gallery
The gallery features temporary exhibitions over two floors totalling 450m². A variety of media is represented, including sound, film, mixed media, photography, painting, sculpture and installation.

Number Nine the Gallery

The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) is an artist-led charity which supports artists and promotes engagement with the visual arts through a range of inclusive activities: exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations.

St Paul’s Gallery
A rental gallery.

Vivid Projects

We Are Eastside
A host of organizations making and presenting film, music, visual arts, digital media, craft, literature and photography.


See also: Art Magazines and Blogs

The British Art Blog

The Affordable British Art Gallery

Guardian Blog

Guardian Art and design news.

Liverpool Art and Culture, an arts listing

Frieze Magazine

Royal Academy Blog and Magazine

Tate Gallery blog.


Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum
Museum of 19th-century paintings, sculptures and Japanese pieces. The site contains details of the museum and its facilities.

The Arthouse Gallery

Arts Institute at Bournemouth

Westover Gallery


Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

National Media Museum


Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

Brighton Festival
Information about the annual festival, including details of events and exhibitions, tourist information and links to sponsors web sites.



Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery

Situations is an art commissioning and research programme based at the University of the West of England, Bristol.


British Academy
The National Academy for the Humanities and the Social Sciences, an independent, self-governing fellowship of c. 750 scholars, elected for distinction and achievement in one or more branches of the academic disciplines that make up the humanities and social sciences.


British Art Fair, London
Specialising in British art from 1900 to the present day.

British/UK artists: directories, databases, organizations and portals

See: British arts organizations  See also: Famous UK Artists, a Website Index

The British Art Journal
The British Art Journal publishes original research on British art of all periods, and actively encourages the work of younger scholars.

British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies

British Council
Arts, literature and design resources from the British Council.

British Design and Art Direction (D&AD) Awards
An international benchmark for the very best in design, advertising and creative communications.

British Design Initiative
Handbooks, design directories, news, awards.

British drawings, watercolours and paintings from the Wallace Collection, London.
Bonington, Callow, Cooper, Denning, Derby, Downman, Gainsborough, Roberts, Romney, Sant, Symonds, Turner, Westall, Wilkie and others.

British Museum, London
Britain’s largest museum.

British Museum Google Art Project
A virtual visit to the British Museum: zoom in on high-resolution images of paintings and artefacts.