Studio International

Published 12/04/2017

Sam Cornish: ‘We started with this idea that all works would have to contain repetition, sequence and symmetry’

The co-curator of Kaleidoscope: Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art discusses how this relatively unsung period in art history was characterised by more than just bright colours and glossy surfaces

Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
1 April – 18 June 2017


Kaleidoscope: Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art, a new exhibition at Longside Gallery in Yorkshire Sculpture Park, includes key works from this period in British art; often referred to as the “new generation”. Consisting of both painting and sculpture, this exhibition curated by Natalie Rudd and Sam Cornish, presents pieces from the Arts Council Collection and other major collections that collectively make a strong case that the new generation were not just about bold colours and smooth surfaces, but were, in fact, more indebted to repetition, sequence and symmetry.

Co-curator Sam Cornish explains the thought process behind this new show, which features the work of more than 20 artists including David Annesley, Anthony Caro, Robyn Denny, Tess Jaray, Phillip King, Bridget Riley, Tim Scott, Richard Smith and William Turnbull.

Kaleidoscope: Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art travels to:

• Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham Lakeside Arts, The University of Nottingham, 15 July – 24 September.

• Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, 5 October – 9 December 2017

• Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool, 24 February – 3 June 2018.