Chances are that you’re familiar with Bridget Riley’s 60s op art pictures, but this summer you can catch them "in the flesh" at an exhibition of her work at Narborough Hall in Norfolk.
The exhibition will include several seminal works and trace her artistic development from the dazzling black and white works of the 1960s, with which she first made her name, through to her work in the late 1980s.
Most interesting will be the display of the entire set of Fragments, 1965: a group of seven striking screenprints printed directly onto plexiglass – a new material developed in the sixties, which reflected her pre-occupation with the new, the synthetic and the fresh.
For an all round good day out you can also wander around the grounds of the hall, which is set in over seventy acres of gardens and parkland with two lakes, and mature woodland. So don’t forget your picnic!
The Bridget Riley exhibition, Narborough Hall, Narborough, 4 June – 28 August 2006. Open Wednesdays, Sundays and Bank holiday Mondays, 11am-5pm or by appointment until August 28.
You can find more details at the Robert Sandelson website.