After looking round the exhibition in the old Chapel, we walked across the Country Park, down rast the lower lake and up the hill to the Longside Gallery where there was yet another new exhibition to see! Kaleidoscope: Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art is a survey of
painting and sculpture from the Arts Council Collection, and augmented with major loans from important UK collections…. (which) …… examines the art of the 1960s through a fresh and surprising lens, one bringing into direct view the relationship between colour and form, rationality and irrationality, order and waywardness.
There’s a good selection of works by 20 British artists including Anthony Caro, Bridget Riley and William Turnbull. I was familiar with some of them but there were some discoveries (always good!).
The works on display included examples of Op Art, Pop Art and Constructivism, and
the sequential placement of brightly-coloured abstract units found in New Generation sculpture.
The Longside gallery is another good, airy exhibition space with large windows facing north letting in plenty of light.
Here are a selection of the works I liked
Blue Ring (1966) by David Annesley
Slow Movement (1965) by Anthony Caro
Thebes (1966) by William Tucker
Double Red (1966) by William Turnbull
Quinquereme (1966) by Tim Scott
Movement in Squares (1961) by Bridget Riley
Ilmater (1966-7) by Jeffery Steele
Holywood Pix (1967) by Anthony Donaldson
Pelagic II (1967) by Bernard Farmer
15.5.64 (1964) by John Hoyland
One of my favourites was Suspense (1966) by Peter Sedgely. This was one of a small number of works from the exhibition where photography wasn’t allowed. Another example of Op Art (like the paintings by Bridget Riley and Jeffery Steele, it was painted in such a way that it seemed that the image was out of focus – very clever!
Another good exhibition – worth the walk up the hill!!