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A Kaleidoscope of colour and form at the Walker

The radical – and colourful – transformation of British art during the 1960s is being explored in a new exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery.

Kaleidoscope features the work of around 20 artists including Bridget Riley, Joe Tilson, Eduardo Paolozzi, Anthony Caro, Kim Lim and Phillip King.

Sculptures and paintings have been drawn from from the Arts Council Collection and other significant collections for the free display.

It includes some large-scale works, and the range of art on show includes examples of Op Art, Pop Art, Constructivism and New Generation sculpture.

National Museums Liverpool director of art galleries, Sandra Penketh, says: “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.

“Kaleidoscope invites us to walk around some of the wonderful works on display, taking in sculptures from different angles and enjoying the fabulous bold colours and shapes on show. It’s a lively and vibrant exhibition, and one that visitors of all ages can enjoy.”

Kaleidoscope is at the Walker Art Gallery until June 3.

Image: Zikkurat 7, 1967, Joe Tilson, Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. © Joe Tilson. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2017

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