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Coming soon!

Future Exhibition

Thursday 5 October 2017 - Saturday 9 December 2017

Opening Party - Wednesday 4 October - 6pm - 8pm

KALEIDOSCOPE
Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art
An Arts Concil Collection Touring Exhibition

British art of the 1960s is noted for its bold, artificial colour, alluring surfaces and capricious shapes and forms, yet these exuberant qualities are often underpinned by a strong sense of order, founded on repetitiion, sequence and symmetry. Kaleidoscope looks across media and movments - from the mind-bending surfaces of Op Art, the flattened repetition of Pop, the mathematical order of Constructivism, and the sequential placement of brightly-coloured abstract units found in New Generation Sculpture - to find a common language shaped by sequence and symmetry.

This exhibition brings together outstanding examples of painting and sculpture from the Arts Council Collection and other major UK collections. It brings into focus the relationship between colour and form, rationality and irrationality, order and waywardness in art of the 1960s and through the work of over twenty artists including: David Annesley, Anthony Caro, Robyn Denny, Tess Jaray, Phillip King, Kim Lim, Mary Martin, Eduardo Paolozzi, Bridget Riley, Tim Scott, Richard Smith, William Tucker and William Turnbull.

The exhibition has been curated by Sam Cornish and Natalie Rudd. Arts Council Collection Exhibition managed by Southbank Centre, London on behalf of Arts Council England.

Open Mon - Sat 12pm - 9pm

Everybody welcome

Free

Full information can be found on the Mead Gallery Home Page

Past Exhibitions

A full archive of past exhibitions can be found on the Mead Gallery website - Archive

Summer 2017 - Room -Curated by Laura Lord from Sadie Coles HQ, London

Spring 2017 - Subodh Gupta - From Far Away Uncle Moon Calls

Autumn 2016 - The Human Document - The Photography of Persuasion from 1930s America to Present Day

Summer 2016 - Another Minimalism - A Touring exhibition from the Fruitmarket Gallery

Spring 2016 - Gerard Byrne 1/125 of a second

Autumn 2015 - Making It - Sculpture in Britain: 1977-1986 A Touring Exhibition from the Arts Council Collection

Summer 2015 - Imagining a University -Fifty Years of the University of Warwick Art Collection

Spring 2015 - Close and Far: Russian Photography Now - A touring exhibition from Calvert 22 Gallery and John Akomfrah: The Unfinished Conversation

Autumn 2014 - Unreliable Evidence, The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour - The Execution of Maximilian by Edouard Manet

Summer 2014 - Jeremy Deller Curates All That Is Solid Melts Into Air

Spring 2014 - Uncommon Ground Land Art in Britian 1966 - 1979

Autumn 2013 - The World Turned Upside Down Buster Keaton Sculpture and the Absurd

Summer 2013 - Katie Paterson: In Another Time and Artists' Plans for Sustainability

Spring 2013 - Workplace: Work by Adel Abidin, Emily Jacir, Joao Onofre, Superflex, Pilvi Takala, John Wood and Paul Harrison.

Autumn 2012 - Aeneas Wilder - Untitled #162 & Transitions - Drawings from the collection of mima

Summer 2012 - Maestros - Douglas Gordon - Feature Film - Douglas Gordon & Philippe Parreno - Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait

The Indiscipline of Painting - International Abstraction from the 1960s to now

Mel Brimfield / Dickinson & McCarthy / Tom Hunter - Autumn 2011

Hubert Dalwood - Landscape into Sculpture and Anni Albers - Design Pioneer

Hannah Starkey - 29 Pictures - Spring 2011

Traverse Me & Journeys into the Disregarded - Summer 2010  

Miguel Palma - Jaguar & Destination - Works from the University Art Collection  

Unpopular Culture  

A Duck for Mr Darwin  

Afterwards  

Hijack Reality  

Stint - Phyllida Barlow  

Double Agent  

Girl Rider Cullinan + Richards  

João Penalva  

The Painting Show - Slipping Abstraction.  

Jonas Mekas - Brief Glimpses of Beauty.  

Hurvin Anderson and Henriette Grahnert