Hew Locke’s magnificent portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, Medusa, 2007, purchased last year by The Arts Council Collection, is currently on show for the first time as part of A Picture of You? The show explores identity in British contemporary art and runs until 2nd of May at Graves Gallery, Sheffield.
The exhibition also features work from British artists Grayson Perry, Gillian Wearing and Mona Hatoum and is the first in a series of exhibitions at Museums Sheffield, devoted to the exploration of identity and nationality through British art.
Over the next four years, Museums Sheffield will turn the spotlight on the British nation as a whole, in order to ask what its historic and contemporary art reveals about the people who live in it.
A Picture of You? is part of The Great British Art Debate, a four year collaboration with Tate Britain, Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service and Tyne & Wear Museums, exploring what it means to be British in the run up to the 2012 Olympics.