The Swinging Sixties

The Swinging Sixties
A Trip through the Kaleidoscopic Art of the 1960s

Thursday 9 October
Weaver Hall Museum
London Road, Northwich
£3.00 on the door - just turn up

Everyone seems to have a different memory of the ‘Swinging Sixties’. There seems to be a cloud of mist (or is it smoke) shrouding the view.

This illustrated lecture by Adrian Sumner will attempt to bring the scene into sharp focus, looking at the incredible, often thrilling, variety of visual arts experiences on offer to a rapidly-expanding market, as the Age of Aquarius kicked in.

We will explore Op Art, Pop Art, Kinetic Art, Happenings, Assemblage, Abstraction, Colour-Field Painting, Nouveau Realisme, Psychedelia, Political Art, Underground Art, Posters, Magazines and Album Cover Art, Fashion, Childrens’ Book Illustration, and the beginnings of Minimalism and Environmental Art.

From Apple to (Frank) Zappa, via Bridget Riley, Andy Warhol, Robert Crumb, and dear old David Hockney, we will leave no stoned Stone unturned, and no Head unfed.

Join Adrian on this trip down Penny Lane, to Strawberry Fields. Lets meet at the Crossroads. Just off Highway 61. Outside the Gates of Eden. You get the idea….

The lecture links to the Coming of Age Exhibition at Weaver Hall, opening on Saturday 20 September - details here.