1981, merino wool on warp triptych tapestry
Originally created for the nursery of an English country house, this eight-metre-long cotton warp wall hanging conjures up the abstract vision of a jungle expedition, a voyage travelling through tropical foliage and exploring alongside exotic animals.
1991, pair of mixed media artworks on paper
The British artist Gwyther Irwin was famous for his distinctive collages created from discarded newsprint and advertisements. Echoing the abstract painting tradition of Irwin’s native Cornwall, City & Five Of A Kind also provide a strong link to the artist’s fabric designs.
1993, clay in 12 sections
Hayes' influences from Africa, Nepal, India and Japan are happily apparent in his totem-like Pylons, which conjures up a gathering: one of stillness and calm, patience almost, and yet there is a palpable interplay and energy between the forms.
2004, glass in four parts
Lane’s work is all about pulling off feats of the unexpected: glass might be traditionally perceived as delicate but, here, it becomes strong and agile creating giant sculptures of engineering wonder. Similarly, for Colour Eclipse, his colourful discs look like they’re floating in space but contain 180kg of poured glass.
1996, series of 10 screenprints
Portfolio, like many of Craig-Martin's works, is characterised by its use of everyday items and vibrant hues. An iPhone, a paint roller, a pair of shoes... all presented against a bright palette in a crisp and impersonal manner.
1989, pair of oils on canvas
In 1987, just four years out of art college, Oulton was one of the first women to be nominated for the Turner Prize. Precipitate and Passage hint at the sublime and mystical elements and forms found within nature while appealing to the Romantic tradition of capturing the expressive and emotional components of landscape.
1991, acrylic on canvas
A carefully balanced composition of architecture, cloud, sky and foliage, Tillyer represents the notion of man's presence via geometric patterns while the contrasting colours suggest the force of natural elements (flashes of warm sun, rushes of air currents, dappled blue light and gentle sea tides).
1987, Cor Ten steel sheets
Commissioned to create a large sculpture for a small space, artist Richard Serra designed upwards. At around 55 feet high, the wigwam-like Fulcrum gives the illusion that the five sheets of self-weathering Cor-Ten steel are simply leaning against each other.
1988, patinated bronze
Flanagan’s gravity-defying hare energises and lifts the spirit, bounding over the narrow crescent and the weighty dome of the bell. Exuding an air of playfulness, the sculpture conveys Flanagan’s interest in mythology: long-associated with constellations, the hare is believed by the Chinese to be the sole inhabitant of the moon.