About the Database

This database is designed to assist research into British artists' film and video.

It covers experimental and avant-garde film, video art, artists' television, gallery-based installations and other works that use moving image and audio-visual multimedia technologies, made by British and British-based artists.

The database provides as comprehensive information as possible about several thousand works, including the date of making, first exhibition site (if known), the original format and often a short synopsis.

It is also a guide to the dispersed national collection of British artists' moving image works. It identifies the holdings of public and academic collections, archives, distributors and dealers, their location and conditions of access.

The database is updated regularly as new information is received about works and collections.

Using the Database

The database is in two sections. Use the Artists and Titles section to search for specific titles or artists. Use the Collections section to discover the holdings of a specific collection or distributor.

The database is fully searchable: a quick search can be made by keyword, a detailed search will reveal all the information recorded about individual titles, artists and collections.


The British Artists' Moving Image Database is a project of the British Artists' Film and Video Study Collection, in association with LUX. It has been funded by MI:LL (Moving Image: Legacy and Learning), an Arts Council England initiative to support projects and develop strategies that promote engagement with the arts through the moving image, and as a development of the Study Collection's AHRC Resource Enhancement funded project.

The BRITISH ARTISTS' FILM AND VIDEO STUDY COLLECTION at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design is part of the International Centre for Fine Art Research at the University of the Arts London.

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