A Kaleidoscope of British 1960s Art; TOURING EXHIBITION ON ITS WAY TO LIVERPOOL FEATURES SCULPTURE AND PAINTINGS BY TOP ARTISTS

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A Kaleidoscope of British 1960s Art; TOURING EXHIBITION ON ITS WAY TO LIVERPOOL FEATURES SCULPTURE AND PAINTINGS BY TOP ARTISTS


BOLD and colourful examples of British painting and sculpture from the 1960s will form part of a new exhibition at Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery.

Kaleidoscope: Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art, a touring exhibition from the Arts Council Collection, will run from February 24 until June 3, 2018.

Works on show include sculptures by artists such as Eduardo Paolozzi, Anthony Caro, Phillip King and Tim Scott, alongside paintings by Bridget Riley, Tess Jaray, Joe Tilson and Richard Smith among other leading names.

British abstract art of the 1960s is noted for its use of vivid colours, alluring surfaces and unpredictable forms.

However, these qualities are often underpinned by a strong sense of order, founded on repetition, sequence and symmetry.

The exhibition explores the relationship between colour and form, rationality and irrationality, order and waywardness.

Representing more than 20 artists, Kaleidoscope brings together artworks from the Arts Council Collection and other major UK collections.

It examines the art of the 1960s through a fresh lens and explores the radical transformation of British painting and sculpture during this decade.

Sandra Penketh, Director of Art Galleries at National Museums Liverpool, said: "The 1960s was a hugely influential decade in Britain. Many artists expressed themselves through their clever use of pattern, shape and colour.

"These stylistic preferences were also reflected in other areas of popular culture at the time, including fashion and interior design. …

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