Bridget Riley

Venice and Beyond

Examining a breakthrough moment in Bridget Riley’s career, Venice and Beyond illustrates the importance of colour to the artist’s investigation of visual contrast and perception.


The exhibition chronicles the period of change which took place before, during and after Riley’s representation of Great Britain at the 34th Venice Biennale. Using Rise 1 (1968) as a starting point, the carefully selected group of paintings and works on paper from 1967–85 situate this important painting within its context.


An accompanying catalogue, published by Ridinghouse and Museums Sheffield, includes an essay by Paul Moorhouse.


For further information, see the Museums Sheffield website.


Bridget Riley: Venice and Beyond

Graves Gallery, Sheffield

18 February – 25 June 2016

February 15, 2016