The Akeroyd Collection is the private art collection of Shane Akeroyd. This website is dedicated to exhibiting, sharing, and creating meaningful discourse around the moving image works within the collection. With over 200 films and video works now included, the Akeroyd Collection continues to be diverse and internationally focused. It increasingly places race, identity, and gender politics at its centre, reflecting the pressing issues of our time and across the cultural landscape.
While interested in supporting new technologies and developments within the field of time-based media, the Akeroyd Collection also understands that the medium is often viewed by artists as just another vehicle for the expression of ideas. The moving image facet of the Akeroyd Collection (represented on this website) is therefore indiscriminate with regard to media. Even though it includes multi-channel installations, large screen projections, and digital and analogue film, it continues to focus on ideas rather than on particular technologies. This Collection, viewed as a whole, is therefore deeply engaged in the intellectual, political, and aesthetic impulse of contemporary art and its discourses.
The Akeroyd Collection does not have a physical space but in time plans to collaborate with international institutions, museums, educational and other organizations. Check back here for future updates.
The artists who have moving image works in the Akeroyd Collection are listed on this website. Please get in touch for information about the artists and artworks in the wider collection.
All the moving image featured on this website is available to view with captions. Image descriptions are in ALT text. If you have an access requirement that is not listed here please email: firstname.lastname@example.org