Robson Orr TenTen Award 2021
A Government Art Collection/Outset Annual Commission
Every year, the Government Art Collection commissions an outstanding British artist to create a unique, limited edition print that will be shown in diplomatic buildings around the world, as part of the TenTen project.
Supported by philanthropists Sybil Robson Orr and Matthew Orr (who were inspired by an initiative by the Foundation for Arts and Preservation in Embassies), the TenTen project is their ten-year commitment to help create important new artwork for the Collection. At the same time, annual sales from eleven of the prints sold through the Outset Contemporary Art Fund raise funds that allow the Collection to acquire art by emerging artists in the UK.
This year, Lubaina Himid CBE has been awarded the Robson Orr TenTen Award 2021.
The Robson Orr TenTen Virtual Gallery
For the first time, the Award is presented digitally on The Robson Orr TenTen Virtual Gallery, available for international audiences to view online via https://www.thevov.art/tenten. The virtual gallery allows users to navigate works of art commissioned by the award and also purchased through the TenTen Acquisitions Fund, featuring artists including Sonia Boyce, Khadija Saye and Matthew Krishanu. The gallery is presented in partnership with theVOV – co-founded by Outset and art-science collective Visualogical – with technology provided by Vortic Art.