This exhibition explores the art and culture of 1960s Britain through some of the most significant paintings and drawings from the Swindon Collection.
Pop and Prosperity takes as its starting point one of the most significant works in Swindon’s Collection, Richard Hamilton’s Interior Study. This collage embodies the growing ‘pop’ sensibility in contemporary art at the time, which engaged with everyday life and Britain’s post-war prosperity.
The exhibition also explores the rise of abstract painting in 1960s British art, as artists sought to embrace new forms of expression. Paintings by Bernard Cohen, Terry Frost and William Gear will be on display.
Finally, the exhibition looks at the influence of sixties art on subsequent generations of artists, from 1980s abstraction to the YBAs.
Date(s) - 14/01/2020 - 27/06/2020
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery