Dr Maria Balshaw, Director of the Whitworth, today announced a significant donation of works by leading British artists including: Tracey Emin, Anya Gallaccio, Gilbert & George, Paul Graham, Michael Landy and Rebecca Warren. Selected in discussion with the Whitworth, the gift from Ivor Braka and Thomas Dane brings six key works by leading contemporary British artists, including four Turner Prize nominees, into the collection. The gift responds to strengths in the Whitworth’s existing historic and contemporary collections. A large-scale appliquéd blanket by Tracey Emin, for example, will complement the Whitworth’s world-class holdings of fine art and textiles, which includes tapestries by Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris. The donation will also strengthen the gallery’s representation of contemporary British female artists by adding Rebecca Warren’s 2006 Turner Prize nominated installation Sylvesterna

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