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An abstract oil painting of irregularly repeating horizontal lines in cream, green, lilac and orange.

Bridget Riley, Rise 1, 1968 © Bridget Riley 2022. All Rights Reserved

Bridget Riley, Rise 1, 1968 © Bridget Riley 2022. All Rights Reserved

Collection Display: Colour, Form & Line

Thu 31 March 2022 - Sat 21 December 2024

Graves Gallery

Discover  how artists have experimented with colour and form, with displays including work by Joseph Cutts, Naum Gabo, Tess Jaray and Bridget Riley.

The works in this gallery can loosely be described as abstract, where focus is on colour, form and line rather than realistic depictions of the world. Abstraction became the dominant artistic practice during the early 20th century and has remained an enduring aesthetic ever since.

In these displays you'll see how artists such as Bridget Riley and François Morrellet were interested in the ways in which vision can be manipulated through colour and form.

Other artists featured here, like Malcolm Hughes and Jean Spencer, employed a systematic, logical approach to making work. You'll also find works by John Hoyland and Adrian Heath, who included a more emotional and psychological aspect to their art.


These displays are part of a five-year programme of change and redisplay at the Graves Gallery generously supported by the Ampersand Foundation

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Opening Times

Open Tue–Sat 11am–4pm

Closed Sun–Mon and Bank Holidays

***The library lift to the Graves Gallery is currently available in limited capacity due to technical issues. Step free access is available through the Arundel Gate entrance***

Graves Gallery

(Above the Central Library)

Surrey Street


S1 1XZ

Bridget Riley, Rise 1, 1968 © Bridget Riley 2022. All rights reserved

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