This Genius Idea Is Bringing Art To Billboards Across The UK

Art Everywhere, everywhere art.

1. Art Everywhere is the UK’s biggest art exhibition, with over 30,000 billboards across the country displaying works until 31 August 2014.

Art Everywhere

From left to right: Michael Andrews, “Melanie and Me Swimming”, 1978-9, Tate. Dora Carrington, “Farm at Watendlath”, 1921, Tate. John Hoyland, “Memory Mirror”, 1981, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.

ID: 3531477

2. The works displayed during the exhibition were chosen by the public via the Art Everywhere Facebook page.

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“Feeling Material” by Antony Gormley, exclusive to the Art Everywhere exhibition.

ID: 3531478

3. The works will appear on bus shelters, roadside billboards, motorway services, national rail networks, shopping centres, and airports across the UK.

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Dora Carrington, “Farm at Watendlath”, 1921, Tate.

ID: 3531479

4. The size of the project will mean up to 90% of the population will have an opportunity to see the exhibition.

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Far right: Henry Moore, “King and Queen”, 1952–3, cast 1957, Tate.

ID: 3531482

5. Antony Gormley said: “Works in public collections form an important part of our collective visual memory, marking a particular place, time and person. It is great that these works are being celebrated and shared in this way.”

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Edward Collier, “Trompe l’oeil with WriSng Materials”, c. 1702, Victoria and Albert Museum.

ID: 3531480

6. People are already sharing their local Art Everywhere billboards using the #arteverywhere hashtag.

ID: 3531656

7. Petersburn, Airdrie.

Gilbert & George, “Existers”, 1984, Tate.

ID: 3531681

8. Coventry.

Patrick Caulfield, “Pottery”, 1969, Tate.

ID: 3531674

9. Bradford.

Super happy to see @BobandRoberta #arteverywhere project everywhere again

— lofieye (@lofieye)
ID: 3531690

Ben Nicholson, “1940–42 (two forms)”, 1942, Southampton City Art Gallery.

ID: 3531709

11. Leeds.

I think this is one of the greatest ideas of our modern times #arteverywhere #ART on billboards! #A #R #T

— matthewharrisonlord (@MHarrisonLord)
ID: 3531713

Grayson Perry, “The Annunciation of the Virgin Deal”, 2012, Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre London and British Council.

ID: 3531721

13. London.

Eileen Agar, “Slow Movement”, 1970, National Galleries of Scotland.

ID: 3531678

14. Truro, Cornwall.

So thrilled that #arteverywhere is a thing

— Merryn (@merryndd)
ID: 3531754

Ivon Hitchens, “A River Pool”, 1951, Nottingham City Museums and Galleries.

ID: 3531762

16. London.

We have an #arteverywhere billboard round the corner. How excellent.

— Sarah Watkins (@janesharp1671)
ID: 3531766

Augustus Leopold Egg, “The Travelling Companions”, 1862, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

ID: 3531771

18. Basingstoke.

Marc Quinn, “Self”, 2006, National Portrait Gallery. (Quinn also Instagrammed this pic.)

ID: 3531733

19. London.

David Hockney, “My Parents”, 1977, Tate.

ID: 3531823

20. You can find Art Everywhere on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or their website.

ID: 3537170

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Dan Dalton is a staff writer for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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