The Couper Collection exhibits artwork and installations by London artist
Max Couper made onboard a fleet of historic Thames barges over the past two
decades. Our programme is made up of live events, new artists' exhibitions,
discussions, educational collaborations, and ecology.
The Collection includes work shown in 1996 and 1997 at Couper's one-man exhibitions at The Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, The Lehmbruck Museum of sculpture Duisburg, and The Sprengal Museum of modern art Hanover – and work shown in New York and London installations since 1978.
The Collection also has:
The Collection was opened as a permanent Public Trust on this site in association with Wandsworth Council in 1998, and launched as a registered charity by the UK Home Secretary in 1999. Charity number:1075651
The Collection is staffed by volunteers.
|Battersea Beach • Riverside Walk • Hester Road • London SW11 4AN|
HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee 2012The Couper Collection Diamond Jubilee Bridge, by Max Couper, was dedicated on 3 June 2012, by the Reverend Canon Ivor Smith-Cameron, former Chaplain to HM The Queen, on the occasion of HM Queen Elizabeth the Second, and Her Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, passing by the dedication.
On the bridge are Couper Collection trustees (left to right); Prof Dean Leslie, Rev Canon Ivor Smith Cameron, Nick Skeens, Chair, Carole Tongue, Vice Chair; with Max Couper and Rev Alan Gadd behind them. The Queen is in the launch behind (to the left) looking towards the bridge dedication ceremony, with The Prince of Wales, the Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess of Cornwall
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First Art 2008–2012