Kaleidoscope: Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art

24 February – 3 June 2018

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.


Caption: Ilmatar, 1966-1967, Jeffrey Steele


Further information:
  • Location  Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EL
  • How to get there By train: Liverpool Lime Street – Wirral and national services, Moorfields station – Northern line services (Southport – Hunts Cross), Liverpool Central – Wirral and Northern line services; By car: the Walker is in the city centre, close to the entrance to the Queensway Tunnel and Lime Street Station – follow the directions to Liverpool Lime St station where there is a car park just opposite the Walker Art Gallery in William Brown Street; By bus: nearest bus stations are Queens Square bus station and Liverpool One bus station
  • Opening hours 10 am – 5 pm daily, e except on 24, 25, 26 and 31 December and 1 January, when they are closed all day.
  • Further information 0151 478 4199