We promote British visual arts through a range of activities and events including touring exhibitions, workshops, seminars, and conferences.
For 80 years the British Council has been collecting works of art, craft and design to promote abroad the achievements of British artists, craft practitioners and designers. A remarkable collection of some of the very best British artists of the 20th and 21st Century, the collection of more than 8,500 works of British art can be viewed in our online collection.
Post-Pop. Beyond the Commonplace
Gulbenkian Foundation and the British Council will launch an exhibition on 19 April 2018 "Post-Pop". The exhibition will contain art work from the British Council art collection.
Our teachers will be delivering a series of free workshops in English based on the exhibition. The workshops are for schools and cover Pre-escolar to 3º Ciclo: find out more about the workshops and how to enrol.
Post-Pop tours with audio description
We will shortly publish the dates of tours of Post-Pop with audio description for the visually impaired. Watch this space!
Post-Pop Conference: 23 May 2108
Pop and Design: debate with Professor Alex Seago, Dean, School of Communication, Arts and Social Sciences, American International University in London, Richmond (Surrey).
To enrol, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent projects in Portugal include My Choice, an exhibition that was selected by Dame Paula Rego from the British Council Collection of 20th and 21st century British art. In partnership with the British Council, the exhibition toured to A Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Espaço Fundação EDP Porto, and to Casa das Caldeiras, Coimbra. Explore online the works of art chosen by Dame Paula Rego.