Arts Council Collection


New Worlds


15 February - 07 May 2016

New Worlds, which features some of the most significant works of the 60s and 70s by British artists, is the first Select exhibition from the Arts Council Collection that Kirkby Gallery has curated. It places the Kirkby Gallery, which was purpose built as part of the new Kirkby Centre in 2014, firmly on the regional and national map for arts venues. News worlds exhibition at Kirkby Gallery

The 60s was an exciting period in time for town planning and local building projects, as it set out idealised visions on how people should live, play and travel around the town that they live, informed by the physical architecture and geography around them.

This optimism and dynamic thinking is reflected within the array of artworks which was being made by leading artists of that time. New Worlds is based around work from 1964, the year when the original Kirkby Library, home of Kirkby Gallery, was built. It includes work by a number of leading British artists who best represent that energetic period of creativity.

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