The Hayward Gallery will be putting on a major retrospective of Bridget Riley's work — one of Britain's most celebrated artists.
Created in close collaboration with the artist herself, this will be the largest survey of her work for nearly 16 years. It will explore both the origins of her perceptual paintings, and trace the most pivotal moments in her career.
Highlights will include Riley's iconic black-and-white paintings from the 1960s, plus the more expansive colour canvases and wall paintings from recent years, as well as many unseen studies and preparatory material.
> Craig’s review of Hayward Gallery – “They call this style of architecture 'Brutalist' which is as perfect a description as you can possibly get. It's just angled stacks of concrete -- the same stuff they make those thundering ring roads out of, or those tower block flats where the stairwells stink of p*ss. It looks like a bunker built to withstand a nuclear bomb blast. If World War III ever breaks out th… continued”
William Blake — The Artist – 11 Sep 2019 to 2 Feb 2020 – Tate Britain will be putting on an exhibition of 300 works by the English poet, painter and printmaker, William Blake.
Antony Gormley at the Royal Academy of Arts – 21 Sep to 3 Dec 2019 – A solo exhibition by the famous sculptor Antony Gormley showcasing some of his best work, both old and new
Turner Prize winner, Mark Leckey – 24 Sep 2019 to 5 Jan 2020 – Discover how technology has been changing British culture through the work of Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey
Elizabeth Peyton — National Portrait Gallery – 3 Oct 2019 to 5 Jan 2020 – An exhibition of paintings by Elizabeth Peyton, exploring her development from the 1990s to the present day.
Gauguin Portraits — National Gallery – 7 Oct 2019 to 26 Jan 2020 – This exhibition will be totally devoted to Paul Gauguin's portraits and feature around fifty works from his later years
Pre-Raphaelite Sisters – 17 Oct 2019 to 26 Jan 2020 – The National Portrait Gallery will be exploring the untold story and contributions of twelve women from the Pre-Raphaelite Movement.
Nam June Paik — The Future Is Now – 17 Oct 2019 to 9 Feb 2020 – Nam June Paik's pioneering use of video and media images will be explored in a major new retrospective at the Tate Modern
Find more art exhibitions in October
If you enjoy Hayward Gallery then you might like to visit Institute of Contemporary Arts (walk it in 14 mins or catch the tube from Waterloo to Charing Cross), Saatchi Gallery (catch the train from Waterloo to Sloane Square), Serpentine Gallery (catch the train from Waterloo to South Kensington), Southbank Centre (you can walk there in less than 1 min) and Tate Modern (walk it in 14 mins or catch the tube from Waterloo to Southwark)
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