Purchased through the Contemporary Art Society Special Collection Scheme with Lottery funding from Arts Council England, 2004
This wall painting was commissioned for the new building of the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics in March 2004.
Ian Davenport's paintings have consistently addressed ideas about colour. His work combines carefully devised systems, such as the effect of one colour on another and elements of chance such as the route taken by poured paint.
The painting is part of the Contemporary Art Society Special Collections Scheme, funded by the Lottery of Arts Council England, that seeks to place contemporary works of art in regional museums and galleries across England.