Paintings from his time at the Royal College of Art include evolving references to his own homosexuality. Later on in the decade, after a transformative move to sunny Los Angeles, his work becomes more openly homoerotic and celebrates his bohemian lifestyle. Through other recurring obsessions, such as his depiction of the reflective qualities of water, the exhibition reveals how his style had changed drastically by the early 1970s. The Walker’s painting Peter Getting out of Nick’s Pool, which won the John Moores Painting Prize in 1967, together with key works from the Arts Council Collection, are at the centre of this fascinating exploration of an iconic British artist. The exhibition opens on Octber 11th 2013 until March 16th 2014.