1 August 2018

Kind Of A Drag – Self-Portraits And Body Politics – Hayward Gallery

DRAG: Self-portraits and Body Politics ​is the first institutional exhibition to expand on the traditional representations of drag,

2 July 2018

Art Night 2018 – What To See – What To Do

London once again is gearing up for Art Night this Saturday 7 July from 6 pm to 6 am. Art Night is London’s largest free contemporary arts festival. Each year the festival partners with a leading cultural institution and curator, focusing on a different area of London to explore its distinctive identity, culture and architecture through various forms of art.

29 May 2018

Lee Bul Explores Questions Of Intimacy, Gender, And Technology – Hayward Gallery

Lee Bul (b. 1964, Seoul, South Korea) explores questions of intimacy, gender, technology and class

24 May 2018


24 May 2018

27 January 2018

Andreas Gursky: Presentations Of The Real World – Hayward Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

For those of us who remember the state of the Hayward Gallery before the just completed rehab, the current Andreas Gursky show, which celebrates its re-opening

22 January 2018

Hayward Gallery Reopens With Andreas Gursky Retrospective

A retrospective exhibition of photographer Andreas Gursky (born Germany, 1955) is the first show in the newly renovated Hayward Gallery. The exhibition will span the German photographer’s entire career, from his iconic works of the 1980s through to five new pieces created for the occasion.

27 November 2017


8 September 2016


The Infinite Mix: Could This Be London’s Best Art Exhibition Of The Year

The Hayward Gallery has teamed up with The Vinyl Factory in what may just be the most exciting exhibition of the year. This is the gallery’s only major off-site exhibition during its two-year refurbishment. The Store, which houses the show is a new creative space on the Strand located in an iconic Brutalist building. This innovative exhibition is […]

10 June 2015

Carsten Holler: Of Slides Robotic Beds And Flying Machines What Next

Ominous black corridors, giant slides, flying machines and moving beds are all part of what has been billed as this summer’s blockbuster London show. Belgian artist Carsten Höller’s ambitious new survey exhibition ‘Decision’ opened today at the Hayward Gallery, London and runs until 6 September. Höller’s first career as a scientist (he was phytopathologist engaged […]

2 June 2015


Carsten Holler Provides Overnight Robotic Beds At The Hayward Gallery

A new Hayward Gallery exhibition invites visitors to book a night in the artist’s robotic beds that roam around the gallery.  The overnight stay is for one or two persons and will provide guests with out of hours access to the gallery and the opportunity to immerse themselves in Carsten Höller’s many experimental environments – from […]

7 August 2014


Mirrorcity: Twenty London Artists Explore Digital Age Realities And Consequences

London is arguably one of the world’s centres for contemporary art and MIRRORCITY, opening this Autumn at the Hayward Gallery, shows recent work and new commissions by key emerging and established artists working in the capital today who seek to address the dilemmas, realities and consequences of living in a digital age. J. G. Ballard […]

26 April 2014


Hayward Gallery Nominated For Museum of the Year Prize 2014

The Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery which opened its doors in 1968, is one of the world’s most adventurous and innovative contemporary art galleries. Annually, Hayward Gallery presents a wide range of exhibitions in London and, through its Hayward Touring programme, shows exhibitions of both national and regional importance, which were seen in 2013 by 750,000 […]

1 April 2014

Martin Creed: First Major Survey A Multi Sensory Fun Fair

With 39 metronomes ticking at every possible speed, a one-note musical symphony, a rainbow of 1000 prints made using broccoli, projections of defecation, vomiting, and erections, you certainly can’t lambaste Martin Creed for a lack of variety – at least in form. This exhibition – that fills the whole of the spacious Hayward Gallery – […]

31 March 2014


British Art Show 8 Announces Curators For 2015 Touring Exhibition

Hayward Touring has announced the appointment of Anna Colin and Lydia Yee as the curators for British Art Show 8, opening in October 2015 in Leeds, and touring to Edinburgh, Norwich and Southampton. The exhibition is the biggest touring exhibition of contemporary art in the UK art calendar. British Art Show 7 attracted over 420,000 […]

6 January 2014


Chinese Artist Sun Xun Presents First London Public Gallery Exhibition

The Hayward Gallery’s Project Space is presenting an exhibition of the Chinese artist Sun Xun. Titled ‘Yesterday is Tomorrow’,it is the artist’s first solo show in a UK public institution. Sun compiles series of meticulously hand-drawn animations to create mesmerising films that carry a complex and underlying political narrative. His works blur the lines between […]

10 October 2013


Martin Creed Retrospective Planned For Hayward Gallery In January 2014

The Hayward Gallery has announced the first major survey of work of the Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed. Opening on 29 January 2014, the exhibition will bring together the full range and scale of Creed’s work, spanning its most minimal moments – a spot of blu-tack – to extravagant room-sized installations, neons, sequential sculptures, […]

27 August 2013


Hayward Gallery Presents Work By Two Leading Women Artists This Autumn

The Hayward Gallery is presenting the work of two leading women artists this autumn. Ana Mendieta: Traces, is the UK’s first retrospective of one of the most significant yet unacknowledged artists of the late 20th century. In addition to films, sculptures, photographs, drawings, personal writings and notebooks, an extensive research room with hundreds of photographic […]

31 January 2013


Contemporary Artists Light Show Opens At The Hayward Gallery

A new exhibition which explores the experiential and phenomenal aspects of light by bringing together sculptures and installations that use light to sculpt and shape space in different ways has opened at the Hayward Gallery in London. Titled, ‘Light Show’, the exhibition showcases artworks created from the 1960s to the present day, including immersive environments, […]

24 July 2012



The Hayward Gallery has announced a major new exhibition of contemporary art from China. Art of Change: New Directions from China  presents some of the most interesting art to come out of mainland China over the past three decades. It is the first  exhibition in the UK to focus on contemporary installation and performance art […]

11 June 2012

Art Disappears Up Its Own Fundamental Aperture Invisible

Without a theory to go with it, I can’t see a painting – Tom Wolfe… Review – This summer the Hayward Gallery presents an exhibition of art that is invisible.  What may seem to initially be a joke is actually a thought-provoking, emotionally charged exhibition questioning notions of sight, space, meaning, and experience.The works on […]

22 May 2012


Hayward Gallery Makes Way For Wide Open School

Artists Include three Turner Prize winners, Antony Gormley, Martin Creed and Susan PhilipszThe Hayward Gallery is being transformed into Wide Open School, for one month. The school will have a programme devised and fuelled by the imaginations of more than 80 leading artists from over 40 different countries.  It will be the first time that […]

18 May 2012


Art Reaches Vanishing Point As Hayward Gallery Goes Invisible

A new exhibition at the Hayward gallery could prove the most subtle or the most pretentious exhibition of all time. Invisible Art brings together works from the past half century that explores ideas related to the invisible and the hidden. The exhibition includes work by some of the most important artists of our time as […]

4 April 2012



Southbank Centre has launched a free smart phone app to coincide with the David Shrigley: Brain Activity exhibition at the Hayward Gallery (until 13 May). The Light Switch app, which is based on the artwork from Shrigley’s animation of the same name, currently on show at the Hayward Gallery, allows users to interact by tapping […]

29 February 2012


David Shrigley’s “Brain Activity”

The first major show in the UK of David Shrigley’s work at the Hayward Gallery is exciting, not least of all because of the variety of mediums in the exhibition. From animations to sculpture, framed drawings to paintings, one really gets a sense of the artist’s mind and ability to bring his outrageous and humorous […]

21 February 2012

Jeremy Deller Rejoices In People At Hayward

Jeremy Deller: Joy in People @ Hayward Gallery – REVIEW Joy in People is the world’s first retrospective of Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller – an artist whose work typically eschews the gallery space for the public, and rejects the ‘high’ trappings of visual culture for the popular (hence the name of the exhibition). Given […]

18 February 2012


Artist Jeremy Deller Brings Out The Joy In People

New Hayward Gallery Show Explores social and cultural themes Jeremy Deller has been A hugely influential artist for the past two decades. He won the prestigious Turner Prize in 2004 and helped rewrite the rules of contemporary art ever since. Deller’s work explores compelling social and cultural themes while alternately taking on the roles of […]

31 January 2012

David Shrigley Inspires Brain Activity At Hayward

REVIEW – David Shrigley’s major new exhibition Brain Activity reveals depth beneath the one-liner   Turns out, I had David Shrigley all wrong. No longer can I dismiss him as the pseudo-artist cartoonist – appealing to those mildly middle-aged men, young at heart, that cling onto 90s sulky ‘cool’ in beer-drinking ladulthood –, his work […]

30 January 2012


David Shrigley Hayward Show Opening This Week

With the major exhibition of supreme witticist David Shrigley set to open at the Hayward on Wednesday, it’s time for Shrigley fans of the world unite and get their hype on David Shrigley: Brain Activity will feature some 175 works, covering the full range of Shrigley’s diverse practice from the past two decades of the […]

19 January 2012


Major David Shrigley Show Coming To Hayward

This February, the Hayward Gallery will present the first major survey in the UK of works by David Shrigley Spanning the upper galleries, David Shrigley: Brain Activity will cover the full range of Shrigley’s diverse practice from the past two decades of the artist’s career, including drawing, animation, painting, photography, taxidermy, and sculpture. The exhibition […]