Highlighting under the radar arts and culture in Birmingham, UK

Bridget Riley: Flashback

Since the mid-1960s Bridget Riley has been celebrated for her distinctive, optically vibrant paintings synonymous with the Op art movement. From 6 February to 23 May, her work can be seen at the Waterhall gallery, part of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

The exhibition is touring from Southbank Centre; the first in a new series of solo artist’s exhibitions from the Arts Council Collection. The show also features works from the artist’s own collection. Admission is free.

On Wednesday 24 February from 6-8pm there is a rare opportunity to hear Bridget Riley discuss her work and practice. Tickets are £15 and can be bought by calling the box office on 0121 303 1966, by visiting the Gas Hall reception, or book online.


I’m sure it will be a fascinating exhibition. I do like her work (…but it can make my eyes go funny ;) …) 2010 is going to be a difficult year for museums, galleries, all cultural organisations so all the more reason to visit (…and donate)!
Created in Birmingham highlighted the difficulties facing the cultural sector just the other day and I also have concerns. The wonderful Urbis in Manchester is set to become a *wrinkles nose* football museum and according to The Guardian the ICA could become the first major cultural institution to fall to the recession. More information can also be found here. Nearer to home The Herbert in Coventry is considering introducing admission fees and is having to cut their staff and opening hours.  If you don’t use them, you could lose them. Worrying times.

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This entry was posted on February 5, 2010 by in Art and tagged , .
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