Hayward Gallery
exhibition

Bridget Riley

23 OCT 2019 – 26 JAN 2020

Hayward Gallery presents a major retrospective exhibition devoted to the work of celebrated British artist Bridget Riley.

Developed in close collaboration with the artist herself – and in partnership with National Galleries of Scotland – it is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of her work to date.

Tracing both the origins and the evolving nature of Riley’s innovative practice, the exhibition brings together the artist’s iconic black-and-white paintings of the 1960s, expansive canvases in colour, early figurative works and recent wall paintings.

Alongside Riley’s best known canvases, the exhibition will also include rarely-seen drawings, studies and preparatory materials that offer an insight into the artist’s working methods from 1947 to the present day, as well as Continuum (1963/2005), the only three-dimensional work that the artist ever realised. 

Spanning 70 years of Riley’s work, this exhibition offers visitors an unparalleled opportunity to experience powerful and engaging works by one of the most important artists of our time.

a scintillating retrospective of one of Britain’s greatest-ever artists
The Guardian

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High Sky, 1991. Oil on canvas. 165 x 227 cm. Copyright Bridget Riley 2018. All rights reserved.
Various times
23 Oct 2019 - 26 Jan 2020
Various times | 23 Oct 2019 - 26 Jan 2020
art & exhibitions
A major retrospective exhibition spanning 70 years of this celebrated British artist’s work
A major retrospective exhibition spanning 70 years of this celebrated British artist’s work
Secondary School discussing a painting in the Hayward Gallery

Free

Free

5:00 pm
Thu 31 Oct 2019
5:00 pm | Thu 31 Oct 2019
courses & workshops
Teachers new to Hayward Gallery are invited to an evening exploring the artist’s major retrospective
Teachers new to Hayward Gallery are invited to an evening exploring the artist’s major...
Cataract 3, 1967. PVA on canvas. 221.9 x 222.9 cm. Copyright Bridget Riley 2019. All rights reserved.
7:30 pm
Thu 05 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 05 Dec 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
The composer responds to a major visual art retrospective, with the London Sinfonietta
The composer responds to a major visual art retrospective, with the London Sinfonietta
Drumming with Colin Currie Group
Various times
6 Dec 2019 - 7 Dec 2019
Various times | 6 Dec 2019 - 7 Dec 2019
art & exhibitions
classical music
Encounter the hypnotic rhythms of Steve Reich’s drumming amid a major Bridget Riley retrospective
Encounter the hypnotic rhythms of Steve Reich’s drumming amid a major Bridget Riley retrospective
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Schools takeover at Gursky exhibition at the Hayward Gallery

Free

Free

10:30 am
Tue 10 Dec 2019
10:30 am | Tue 10 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
Primary schools explore Hayward Gallery through the eyes of their fellow students in peer-led activities
Primary schools explore Hayward Gallery through the eyes of their fellow students in peer-led...
Sean Shibe, guitarist
Various times
Fri 10 Jan 2020
Various times | Fri 10 Jan 2020
art & exhibitions
classical music
A rousing performance of old and new music for guitar within our major Bridget Riley retrospective
A rousing performance of old and new music for guitar within our major Bridget Riley retrospective
London Contemporary Orchestra – Rushes
7:30 pm
Fri 17 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 17 Jan 2020
classical music
An art installation responds to the sound of the LCO playing Michael Gordon’s mesmerising piece Rushes
An art installation responds to the sound of the LCO playing Michael Gordon’s mesmerising piece...

The exhibition is generously supported by Ivor Braka, Christian and Florence Levett, Liz and Luke Mayhew, David Zwirner and ProWinko ProArt.