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    Bridget Riley

    Past exhibition

    23 OCT 2019 – 26 JAN 2020
    Hayward Gallery

    Installation view of Bridget Riley, Composition with Circles 4, 2004 at Hayward Gallery 2019 © Bridget Riley 2019 Photo Stephen White & Co.
    Installation view of Bridget Riley, Composition with Circles 4, 2004 at Hayward Gallery 2019 © Bridget Riley 2019 Photo Stephen White & Co.

    Hayward Gallery's major retrospective exhibition devoted to the work of celebrated British artist Bridget Riley

    Developed in close collaboration with the artist herself – and in partnership with National Galleries of Scotland – it is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of her work to date.

    About the exhibition

    Tracing both the origins and the evolving nature of Riley’s innovative practice, the exhibition brings together the artist’s iconic black-and-white paintings of the 1960s, expansive canvases in colour, early figurative works and recent wall paintings.

    Alongside Riley’s best known canvases, the exhibition will also include rarely-seen drawings, studies and preparatory materials that offer an insight into the artist’s working methods from 1947 to the present day, as well as Continuum (1963/2005), the only three-dimensional work that the artist ever realised. 

    Spanning 70 years of Riley’s work, this exhibition offers visitors an unparalleled opportunity to experience powerful and engaging works by one of the most important artists of our time.

    This exhibition is organised by the National Galleries of Scotland in partnership with the Hayward Gallery.

    Installation view of Bridget Riley,  Red with Red Triptych, 2010 at Hayward Gallery 2019 © Bridget Riley 2019, Photo: Stephen White & Co
    Installation view of Bridget Riley, Red with Red Triptych, 2010 at Hayward Gallery 2019 © Bridget Riley 2019, Photo: Stephen White & Co

    Supporters

    The exhibition is generously supported by Sotheby's, The Baring Foundation and the Bridget Riley Exhibition Supporters' Group: Ivor Braka, The Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Foundation, Christian and Florence Levett, Liz and Luke Mayhew, Victor and Elena Pinchuk and Prowinko Pro Art.

    With additional support from Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin | Paris | London, David Zwirner and Sprüth Magers.

    ★★★★★

    a shimmering, rolling, flickering spectacular

    The Guardian