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Bridget Riley

Sat 15 Jun 2019 - Sun 22 Sep 2019

Open daily, 10am-5pm, Thursdays until 7pm

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About

“Bridget Riley burst on to the art scene in the mid-1960s… Her paintings were a revelation – and remain so”
The Guardian

For more than 60 years, Bridget Riley (b.1931) has created dazzling and compelling abstract paintings which explore the fundamental nature of perception. Through her observations of the natural world, her experience of looking at the work of other artists, and through her own experimentation, Riley has made a deep, personal investigation of the act of painting, and of how we see. She is one of the most distinguished and world-renowned artists working today.

This comprehensive exhibition will be the first museum survey of Riley’s work to be held in the UK for 16 years, and the first of its kind in Scotland. Spanning over 70 years of work, it will place particular emphasis on the origins of Riley’s practice and will trace pivotal moments across her acclaimed career. It will feature early paintings and drawings, iconic black-and-white works of the 1960s, Riley’s expansive explorations into colour, wall paintings and recent works, as well as studies that reveal Riley’s working methods.

The exhibition is organised by the National Galleries of Scotland in close collaboration with the artist, and is presented in partnership with Hayward Gallery, London, where it will be on show from 23 October 2019 until 26 January 2020.

Image: Bridget Riley, High Sky (detail), 1991 © Bridget Riley 2018. All rights reserved.

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

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  • Wheelchair access

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We are currently working on improving our galleries. During this time some rooms will be closed and some facilities will be temporarily removed. There will be limited disabled access to some areas.

Find out more about disabled access at the Scottish National Gallery

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

Getting here

The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.

  • Open daily, 10am-5pm, Thursdays until 7pm
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

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Friends Preview: Bridget Riley

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Thu 13 Jun 2019

5:30 - 8pm

Free

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Opening Talk: Bridget Riley

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Sat 15 Jun 2019

12 noon - 1pm

Free

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Bridget Riley: Nocturne Exhibition Tours

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Thu 27 Jun 2019

5:30 - 6pm

Free

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Visually Impaired Tour and Workshop: Bridget Riley

National

Wed 17 Jul 2019

10:15am - 3:30pm

Free

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Amplified Tour: Bridget Riley

National

Sun 21 Jul 2019

11am - 12 noon

Free

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Gallery Social: Bridget Riley (for anyone affected by dementia)

National

Fri 26 Jul 2019

10:30am - 12 noon

Free

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Twists and Curves, Zigs and Zags

National

Sat 7 and Sun 8 Sep 2019
10:30am - 4pm

£100.00

+1 other sessions

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British Sign Language (BSL) Tour: Bridget Riley

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Sat 21 Sep 2019

11am - 12:30pm

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