Parliamentary Works of Art

May Artwork of the Month: 'The Westminster Election, 1796'

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With a General Election fast approaching, May’s artwork depicts a traditional election hustings in London’s Covent Garden in 1796

Cornelia Parker is the official Election Artist for 2017

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Cornelia Parker is the official artist for the 2017 General Election

March Artwork of the Month: 'Margaret Beckett MP' by Antony Williams

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To mark Women’s History Month, March’s artwork is Antony Williams’s portrait of Margaret Beckett MP

February Artwork of the Month: ‘Alfred Inciting the Saxons’ by G.F. Watts

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This month’s artwork marks 200 years since the birth of George Frederic Watts RA

Collections care in focus: Daniel Maclise’s 'Trafalgar' and 'Waterloo'

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Since March 2016 research has been underway into the conservation history of Daniel Maclise’s two vast wall paintings in the Royal Gallery

More parliamentary works of art

Title Date
Bob and Roberta Smith Art UK launch painting goes on display 16.01.2017
January Artwork of the Month: ‘Thomas Roe at the Court of Ajmir’ 01.01.2017
Race Relations Act 1965 banner unveiled in Leeds 02.11.2016
Bust of Charles Bradlaugh MP unveiled in Portcullis House 02.11.2016
House of Commons Clerk’s WW1 medals acquired 27.10.2016
October Artwork of the Month: 'Diane Abbott MP' by Stuart Pearson Wright 26.09.2016