Works in Public Collections


Wilhelmina Barns-Graham’s art has been acquired by public collections throughout the UK, as well as internationally.  Some collections acquired the work directly from the artist in her lifetime and others have received them subsequently through bequests, purchase, or as donations from the Trust gifting programme. Many of the works in public collections are made available by ArtUK.

Painting in loose brushstrokes of rooftops with tall chimneys and a harbour behind.

Art UK

The Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust is a partner of Art UK, the online home for every public art collection in the UK. Many of Barns-Graham’s works in public collections have been made accessible through their database alongside reproduction prints of the works.

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Painting with abstract large abstract shapes in blues, greens and greys. At the centre is a small black oval.

Gifting Programme

This ongoing gifting programme includes major gifts of original artworks to Tate, National Galleries of Scotland and others.

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A selection of Barns-Graham's in public collections

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Public collections with works by Barns-Graham include (with links to online collections where available):