Shell Heritage Art Collection News

New Exhibition: The Land We Live In – The Land We Left Behind, Hauser & Wirth, Somerset

Shell Poster 421 Farmers PreferWe are pleased to announce that our 1934 Shell poster ‘Farmers Prefer Shell’ by Denis Constanduros will be part of this prestigious exhibition which opens on 20th January 2018 and continues until 7th May 2018.  Curated by Adam Sutherland this ambitious exhibition explores the contradictory nature of society’s relationship to the rural. The presentation features over 50 international artists and creatives.  Works on loan, by artists working from the 1500s to the present day, including work by Paul McCarthy, Beatrix Potter, Carsten Höller, Laure Prouvost, William Holman Hunt, Samuel Palmer, Frank Lloyd Wright, Marcus Coates, Fernando García-Dory, Mark Dion, Roni Horn, Aaron Angell and Mark Wallinger.

View Where to see the Shell Heritage Art Collection for further exhibitions showcasing our collection.

Votes for Women

Shell Postcard, Votes for Women 1908, Suffragettes 1908

The UK’s Vote 100 project marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which gave the first votes for women. The change was bought about by the Suffragette movement, led by strong women.

To celebrate this event in 2018 The Shell Heritage Art Collection will be highlighting female artists from our collection who have played strong, prominent roles in their professions of commercial and fine art.

Find out more on our Votes for Women blog page




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