Dan Turner

Kent, United Kingdom


Seeds of Change2019

Intstallation: wood, metal, ultraviolet lighting, glass, soil, green roof, substrate and capillary matting, wildflowers and printed veiles

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference: 05278


Dan Turner is an artist and educator from London, a Romani born in Kent. Dan trained at St Martins School of Art where he completed a BA Honours in Fine Art (Sculpture). He works across mediums including sculpture, video and painting .

Dan’s practice explores the interaction between Romany and mainstream culture through themes of commercial interchange in Romani life.

He is interested in how human life can be defined and archived through the objects that are made and how these objects communicate across timelines through a shared ‘material’ culture and how they articulate that culture to a wider audience, This is particularly in relation to the Romany community. He sees his art as a reclamation of public space – where once there was a visible Romani presence now there is an absence. He believes there is a need to reset the transactional balance between Traveller and non Traveller, establish dialogue and alter entrenched attitudes.

By using Transactional Objects which have significance across both cultures, Turner examines how Gypsy, Roma and Traveller cultures meet and interact with the dominant culture. Working with migration maps of Roma diasporas and using traditional crafts and occupations such as herbalism, peg and wooden flower making and fortune telling Turner re- imagines Roma past, present and future to challenge mainstream culture’s view of our Roma identities.


1965, Worthing, United Kingdom


Roma Embassy at The British Embassy Macedonia2023

Digital print, digital print on canvas, 37.9 x 50 cm.

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference: 05273 



Le Bas told the Travellers’ Times that “I actually liked going to school which was difficult because I am the only one out of five of us that finished school. And then I had ideas about going to Art College.” She said that until starting school she had been sheltered from how racist people can be towards Gypsy Traveller people. Delaine Le Bas has shown her art extensively both in the UK and internationally, including at the International Festival of Singular Art, Roquevaire, France; the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, U.S., Transition Gallery and the 2005 and 2007 Prague Biennales. In June 2007 her work was included in the first Roma pavilion of the 2007 Venice Biennale. She took part in the Summer 2007 Prague Biennale. Le Bas participated in ROUNDTABLE: The 9th Gwangju Biennale, which took place September 7 – November 11, 2012 in Gwangju, Korea.

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1899 – 1980


Human Struggle, 1967

Aluminum, 300 x 85 x 85cm

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference: 01747



Sculptor in metal, born at Gravesend, Kent. He was awarded a silver medal by the RBS in 1968. Watkins took part in many mixed shows and had a number of one-man exhibitions in Britain. The Royal Free Hospital and School of Medicine, London, commissioned work from him, which is also in the City Art Gallery, Manchester, at other British locations as well as in Yugoslavia and Norway. Watkins was for some time a sailor and nautical instruments are a theme of his work, which was influenced by that of the American sculptor David Smith. A retrospective was held at Calouste Gulbenkian Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1970. Lived in New Barnet, Hertfordshire.

Text source: ‘Artists in Britain Since 1945’ by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

1936, Great Britain


Maltese, 1969

acrylic on canvas, 122 x 122 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 01784



Brian Rice (born 1936) is a British abstract artist associated with the pop art movement who has had 35 solo exhibitions and around 200 group exhibitions.

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1908, Chelsham, Great Britain  – 1998, Gudja, Malta


Untitled, 1982

Color silkscreen on paper, 74,5 x 107,5 cm

Edition: 16/90, inscription b.l. 16/90; b.r. VP 82

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 03483



Edwin John Victor Pasmore, CH, CBE (3 December 1908 – 23 January 1998) was a British artist. He pioneered the development of abstract art in Britain in the 1940s and 1950s.

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1917, Far Cotton, Great Britain| – 1984, Great Maplstead, Grat Britain


Vertical Form with Bend-Model, 1965

Bronze, iron, 51 x 20 x 13 см

Acquisition: Gift by the artist in 1971

Reference: 01949



Robert Adams was an English sculptor and designer. Whilst not widely known outside of artistic circles, he was nonetheless regarded as one of the foremost sculptors of his generation. In a critical review of a retrospective mounted by the Gimpel Fils gallery in London in 1993, Brian Glasser of Time Out magazine described Adams as “the neglected genius of post-war British sculpture”, a sentiment echoed by Tim Hilton in the Sunday Independent, who ranked Adams’ work above that of his contemporaries, Ken Armitage, Reg Butler, Lynn Chadwick and Bernard Meadows.

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1933, Worchester, Great Britain – 1999, London, Great Britain


Print No. 2, 1968

Color silkscreen on paper, 58,5 x 58,5 cm

Edition: a.p., inscription: b.l. Artists proof; b.r. Richard Allen 68

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 01804



Richard Allen was a British Minimalist, Abstract, Systems, Fundamental, and Geometric painter and printmaker.

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1939, Birmingham, Great Britain


Pontiac, 1972

Offset print on paper, 72,5 x 106 cm

Edition: a.p.; inscribed b.l. artist proof 1972, b.r. Peter Phillips

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 02869



Peter Phillips (born 21 May 1939) is an English artist. His work ranges from conventional oils on canvas to multi-media compositions and collages to sculptures and architecture. As an originator of Pop art, Phillips trained at the Royal College of Art with his contemporaries David Hockney, Allen Jones, R.B. Kitaj and others figures in British Pop Art. When he was awarded a Harkness Fellowship he moved to New York, where he exhibited alongside American counterparts Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and James Rosenquist. Phillips later returned to Europe, where he now resides and continues to paint and exhibit.

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1930 – 1994, Great Britain


Blue Box N 1, 1969

Screenprint on paper, 101 x 68 cm

Edition: a.p.; inscription b.l. Blue Box N1; b.c. unique print; b.r. Peter Hobbs 1969 Box series

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 01954

1920, Bristol, Great Britain 1920 – 1999


Conjunction, 1965

Mixed media on plywood, 99 x 58,5 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 01291