Bridget Riley: Early works

‘The works in this section are actually a key that open up the rest of the exhibition’. Lucy Biddle, Hayward Gallery’s Interpretation Manager discusses Bridget Riley’s early works. 

Biddle highlights works from Riley’s formative years, including her time as a student at Goldsmiths College, and how they show the artist developing her style towards the large abstract canvases for which she is best known. 

Bridget Riley: Early Works | Hayward Gallery


Though incredibly different to her more abstract paintings, these early works have this similar intensity of connection, and fierce engagement with the world around her.
Lucy Biddle, Interpretation Manager, Hayward Gallery


Bridget Riley — organised by the National Galleries of Scotland in partnership with Hayward Gallery — was at Hayward Gallery from 23 October 2019 until 26 January 2020.

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