Flashback: 1960s at the Walker
Getting to know the Walker Art Gallery
Thursday 24 May
11am-1pm, meet in exhibition foyer
A special event for visitors age 65 and over and those working with older adults
The Walker Art Gallery will be hosting this special welcome event inspired by its current exhibition, Kaleidoscope: Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art, especially for visitors age 65 and over and those working with older adults. Join us for a venue highlights ‘tidbits’ tour, introduction to the Kaleidoscope exhibition, 1960s reminiscence drop-in and free hands-on workshops inspired by groovy 1960s prints and patterns. As a special treat for guests age 65 and over, we will have complimentary refreshments available for those who take part in a brief survey. Places are limited and pre-booking is essential.
Event details and timings will be emailed to guests prior to the event.
Book your place here: https://kaleidoscopeflashback.eventbrite.co.uk
Much British art of the 1960s is noted for its bold, artificial colour, alluring surfaces and quirky shapes and forms. This new exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery explores the relationship between colour and form, rationality and irrationality, and sequence and symmetry.
Works on show include sculptures by artists such as Eduardo Paolozzi, Anthony Caro, Kim Lim and Phillip King, alongside paintings by Bridget Riley, Tess Jaray, Joe Tilson and Mary Martin among others.
The exhibition includes the mind-bending surfaces of op art, the repeated imagery of pop art, the mathematical order of Constructivism, and the sequential placement of brightly-coloured abstract units in New Generation sculpture.
Representing more than 20 artists, Kaleidoscope brings together artworks from the Arts Council Collection and other significant collections. This exhibition is on display at the Walker Art Gallery until 3 June 2018.