Web resources for Fine Art


AHDS Visual Arts

AHDS Visual Arts mission is to support research, learning and teaching, by providing visual arts digital resources through robust systems for Internet access and long term preservation; and to encourage, support and facilitate engagement with visual arts digital resources, through collaborative and creative endeavour.




Artquest provides everything visual artists need to know by encouraging critical engagement and providing practical support.



Barbican Art Gallery

The Barbican exists to inspire people to discover and love the arts. We innovate with outstanding artists and performers to create an international programme that crosses art forms, investing in the artists of today and tomorrow.



BBC Archive - Painting

The archive of the BBC’s site on painting.



Drawing Room

Drawing Room is the only public, non-profit gallery in the UK and Europe dedicated to the investigation and presentation of international contemporary drawing.



Hayward Gallery

The Hayward Gallery has a long history of presenting work by the world's most adventurous and innovative artists.



Henry Moore Institute 

The Henry Moore Institute is a world-recognised centre for the study of sculpture in the heart of Leeds. An award-winning exhibitions venue, research centre, library and sculpture archive, the Institute hosts a year-round programme of exhibitions, conferences and lectures to expand the understanding and scholarship of historical and contemporary sculpture.




Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) creates exhibitions, publications, multimedia, education and research projects engaging with new ideas and emerging debates in the contemporary visual arts which reflect the diversity of contemporary society.




LUX is an international arts agency for the support and promotion of artists’ moving image practice and the ideas that surround it. It exists to provide access to, and develop audiences for, artists' moving image work; to provide professional development support for artists working with the moving image; and to contribute to and develop discourse around practice.



National Art Library

The National Art Library is a major public reference library for the fine and decorative arts, and is the V&A's curatorial department for the art, craft and design of the book.



National Portrait Gallery

The aim of the National Portrait Gallery is to promote through the medium of portraits, the appreciation and understanding of the men and women who have made and are making British history and culture, and to promote the appreciation and understanding of portraiture in all media.




Championing new ideas in contemporary art since it opened in 1970, the Serpentine has presented pioneering exhibitions of over 2,000 artists, showing a wide range of work from emerging practitioners to the most internationally recognised artists and architects of our time.




The Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day, and international modern and contemporary art



Whitechapel Gallery

For over a century the Whitechapel Gallery has premiered world-class artists from modern masters such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Frida Kahlo to contemporaries such as Sophie Calle, Paul Noble, Thomas Struth, Sarah Lucas and Mark Wallinger.



Women's Art Library/MAKE

The Women's Art Library began as an artists' initiative that developed into an arts organization, publishing catalogues and books as well as a magazine from the early 1980s to 2002. The main purpose was to provide a place for women artists to deposit unique documentation of their work.



Web resources for Illustration


Association of Illustrators 

The Association of Illustrators (AOI) is a not-for-profit trade organisation promoting contemporary illustration and maintaining industry standards.


Amelia’s Magazine 

Exclusive articles on the best underground creative projects in the worlds of art, fashion, music, illustration, photography, craft and design.



British Cartoon Archive

The British Cartoon Archive, previously known as the Centre for the Study of Cartoons and Caricature, was established in 1973, as a research centre and picture library, based upon a unique archive of over 140,000 pieces of cartoon artwork supported by a reference library of newspaper cuttings, books, catalogues and magazines. It includes collections such as The Carl Giles Digital Archive.

https://www.cartoons.ac.uk and https://archive.cartoons.ac.uk


Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.



Children’s Illustration 

Blog showcasing children’s illustrated books



Creative Review

Creative Review aims to produce thought-provoking content covering graphic design, advertising, digital media, illustration, photography, typography and essentially, any other form of visual communication.




Illustration Ltd. represents some of the world's finest illustrators. Browse by illustrator, animator or style to find the right artist.



Illustration Age 

Illustration Age regularly features new, inspiring, and sometimes ground-breaking artwork from professional Illustrators from all over the world. Whether you’re an Artist, Art Director, Artist Representative, or a lover of Illustration, Illustration Age could h you.



Image & Narrative 

Image [&] Narrative is a peer-reviewed e-journal on visual narratology and word and image studies in the broadest sense of the term. It does not focus on a narrowly defined corpus or theoretical framework, but questions the mutual shaping of literary and visual cultures.



International Times Archive

Politics, art, counterculture, free love, cartoons. The full IT Archive from the people who wrote IT.



The Kate Greenaway Medal

The Kate Greenaway Medal was established in 1955, for distinguished illustration in a book for children. It is named after the popular nineteenth century artist known for her fine children's illustrations and designs.



Oz Magazine

The archives of the Oz magazine, published between 1963 and 1973, have been made available by the University of Wollongong for the purposes of research and study.

http://ro.uow.edu.au/ozsydney AND http://ro.uow.edu.au/ozlondon


Seven stories, the Centre for Children’s Books

Seven Stories is the only place in the UK dedicated to the art of children’s books, and one of just a few such places in the world. They welcome over 70,000 visitors a year and there is something to enjoy 360 days a year. Everything they do inspires children and grownups to choose, share, read and enjoy the best children’s literature.



Your Paintings

Your Paintings aims to show the entire UK national collection of oil, tempera and acrylic paintings, the stories behind them, and where to see them for real. It is made up of paintings from thousands of museums and other public institutions.