Hayward Gallery - SBC

Hayward Gallery - SBC
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
Greater London




0871 663 2519

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The Hayward, a purpose-built, modern art gallery, was opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1968. It is considered an icon of 1960s brutalist architecture. The Gallery plays a vital role in the visual arts in the UK and internationally. As one of the largest and most versatile temporary art exhibition spaces in Britain, it has proved remarkably adaptable in presenting a wide range of ground-breaking exhibitions for 40 years.

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Opening hours

Daily 10am - 6pm
Late night opening, Fridays until 10pm
Quietest times to visit the gallery are Monday and early weekday mornings.

Closed 1 January, 24-26 December.

Admission charges

Admission varies. Concessions available. Visit www.southbankcentre.co.uk/visual-arts for more details

Additional info

Visitors with access needs please call the following number for information: 020 7960 5226.

Minicom Textphone Service for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Patrons: 020 7921 0921.

For wheelchair (and pushchair) access to this exhibition please contact the Foyer Supervisor on arrival. Loan wheelchairs available. Pre-book on 020 7928 3144.

Unstepped access from the Hayward Car Park. Orange badge holders booking in advance or at the door will receive a free voucher to use at any SBC car park. Accessible toilet available, please ask in Foyer. Guide dogs welcome.

Collection details

Fine Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

HISTORY IS NOW: 7 Artists Take On Britain

  • 10 February — 26 April 2015 *on now

Part of Changing Britain 1945-2015 is a major Hayward Gallery exhibition, History Is Now: 7 Artists Take On Britain.

John Akomfrah, Simon Fujiwara, Roger Hiorns, Hannah Starkey, Richard Wentworth and Jane and Louise Wilson curate a section of the show, each looking at a particular time in history over the last 70 years covering topics as varied as CND movement, post-Thatcherite society, urban planning and feminism.

Bringing together more than 250 works, the exhibition will shed new light on how we remember, rethink and reconsider the past and key artworks include Ben Nicholson's Festival of Britain (1951), Richard Hamilton's The State (1993) and Eduardo Paolozzi's 1972 print series BUNK!.



Carsten Höller – Decision Dilemma

  • 9 June — 6 September 2015

A solo exhibition by Carsten Höller, featuring a wide range of work in different media representing his artistic output from the past 20 years, including many works which have been seen in the UK before or which will be created especially for this exhibition.

Carsten Höller was born in Brussels in 1961 and lives and works in Sweden. After obtaining an advanced degree in science, Höller went on to develop a unique art practice that often draws on scientific experiments and research in works designed to affect our psychological and perceptual experience.

The Hayward Gallery exhibition challenges perceptions as each individual entering the exhibition is confronted with their own decisions to make in regards to how they view and engage with the art works.