Damien Hirst exhibit attracts record number of visitors to The New Art Gallery Walsall

Over 230,000 people visited Hirst's touring ARTIST ROOMS display which includes iconic early works.

‘Away from the Flock’ (1994). Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2013

16 December 2013

On the news that the gallery has received an 18% rise in visitors over the course of the exhibition, Tate said: "We are delighted that ARTIST ROOMS: Damien Hirst at The New Art Gallery Walsall has attracted such a high number of visitors, drawing new audiences to these works as well as the gallery's permanent collection." 

The exhibition presented the Hirst display within the context of its permanent Garman Ryan Collection. It included major works spanning the artist’s career including the early self-portrait ‘With Dead Head’ (1991), the iconic ‘Natural History’ work ‘Away from the Flock’ (1994), and the major triptych of instrument cabinets ‘Trinity - Pharmacology, Physiology, Pathology’ (2000).

The ARTIST ROOMS tour, now in its 5th year, is showing at large number of museums and galleries across the UK. The tour is made possible thanks to the support of national fundraising charity the Art Fund which helps UK museums and galleries to buy, show and share art.