The Visual Arts Department connect the UK’s visual arts sector with professionals internationally, focusing predominantly on staging and supporting contemporary art projects in areas of the developing world. Primary activities include exhibitions, training and development, professional study exchange visits and the sharing of our unrivalled knowledge and advice on the logistics of working internationally in the visual arts and museums sector.

Current projects

British Council is delighted to offer an opportunity for local curators to go to the UK and develop the second edition of the online exhibition from the British Council Collection.

British Council’s "Museum Without Walls" presents a group exhibition I Dreamed A Dream The Other Night curated by Elif Kamışlı. Titled after the 16th century Scottish lament "Lowlands Away", the exhibition focuses on two strong traditions in British Art, landscape and sculpture, and features the work of Vanessa Bell, David Muirhead Bone, Eveleen Buckton, Charles Cheston, Duncan Grant, Wilfred Fairclough, Richard Long, Paul Nash, Susan Philipsz, Gwendolen Raverat, Philip Wilson Steer and Alfred Thornton from British Council Collection. Find out the details.