9 March 2020

Among The Trees A Sense Of Loss – Edward Lucie-Smith

Among the Trees which just opened at the Hayward Gallery, is an ambitious exhibition that has all the best intentions, and somehow fails to make its point. Or, rather, it makes a point that is perhaps different from what the organisers intended.

18 February 2020


29 October 2019

Bridget Riley: Dynamic Interactions And Optical Wizardry – Edward Lucie-Smith

At a time when there is a continual fuss about giving ‘fair representation’ to women artists, many of whom were not, in fact, central to the major art movements to which they, often peripherally, belonged, the Bridget Riley show at the Hayward comes as a major relief.

17 June 2019

Gender Fluidity Celebrated In New Hayward Gallery Exhibition – Teo Robinson

Kiss My Genders at the Hayward Gallery curated by Vincent Honore is a dynamic voyage and vivacious celebration of infinite representations of gender-diversity, gender non-conformity, androgyny and gender-subversion over the course of 50 years, featuring a mélange of 100 artworks by 35 international artists.

23 February 2019

Diane Arbus Street Of Secrets – Hayward Gallery – Sue Hubbard

My favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been’ wrote the photographer Diane Arbus, the poor little rich Jewish girl who walked on the wild side.

27 November 2018

Bridget Riley: Comprehensive New Exhibition Announced By Hayward Gallery

The Hayward Gallery is to present a major retrospective exhibition devoted to the work of the celebrated British artist, Bridget Riley.

1 October 2018

Space Shifters Hayward Gallery An Object Lesson In Contemporary Disorientation – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Space Shifters show at the Hayward lives up to its title, often in ways you don’t quite expect. This, in spite of the fact that it isn’t absolutely bang up to the minute. Many of the works on view aren’t all that new. There’s stuff here that does back to the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s […]

23 August 2018

Drag Race: Destabilising Stable Social Conventions – Hayward Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

The new show at the Hayward Gallery’s Heni Project Space – which basically means just a fairly small room on the ground floor, to your right as you enter – leaves me in two minds.

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 […]