A new show highlighting a group of revolutionary artists who transformed British art in the post-war years featuring 60s stalwarts Alan Davie, Peter Blake and Bridget Riley.

The sixties saw a radical collection of young artists determined to break with European art traditions. Taking their cue from mass production and advertising, they set out to re-define British art.

Abstract artists like Alan Davie flung out the constraints of society as spontaneously as he hurled a pot of paint across a canvass. Bridget Riley created paintings that disorientated the vision and buzzed like battery acid, while Peter Blake revealed that Wrestling was just as much a subject for art as hunting was.

This large exhibition keeps the talent connected to Wales by focusing on those who were born or worked here. It also features Welsh artists who have been inspired by British Pop artists including the wonderful Mali Morris and Ken Elias.

National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 3NP

029 2039 7951


Opening times

Tues – Sun & most Bank Holiday Mondays
10am – 5pm (Galleries close 4.45pm)

Closed 24 – 26 Dec, 1 Jan

Free to all

10% off restaurant

Valid to 31 December 2019

10% off café

Valid to 31 December 2019

Enjoy a range of sandwiches and baguettes, home-made soup, and cakes made from local Welsh ingredients where possible.

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