Hayward Gallery - SBC

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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

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

On Paper

  • 1 December 2018 — 17 February 2019 *on now
  • 23 February — 27 April 2019

Artists have used paper to construct three-dimensional objects as diverse as Karla Black’s delicate and sensuous hanging structures made from sugar paper, hair gel and chalk, Lesley Foxcroft’s two-tone corrugated bricks, Gareth Jones’ cloakroom ticket cape and Art and Language’s jig-saw. Also considered will be works on paper which have been burnt, torn and cut by artists such as Roger Ackling, Cornelia Parker, Tim Davies and Simon Periton. Collage is perhaps the most obvious form of cut paper work and the show will include a small group of collages by Roland Penrose, Eduardo Paolozzi, John Stezaker and Tony Swain, as well as paper works which have been rubbed, folded and embossed by artists such as James Richards, Anna Barriball, Wolfgang Tillmans and Langlands & Bell.

13 January – 3 March 2018 PERTH, Museum and Art Gallery
17 March – 13 May OLDHAM, Gallery Oldham
26 May – 14 July INVERNESS, Museum & Art Gallery
28 July – 22 September WREXHAM, Oriel Wrecsam
29 September – 25 November Swansea, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
1 Dec 2018 – 17 Feb 2019 BATH, Victoria Art Gallery
23 February – 27 April Honiton, Thelma Hulbert Gallery

In My Shoes

  • 19 January — 12 May 2019 *on now

Encompassing a range of media including film, photography and sculpture, In My Shoes draws primarily from the holdings of the Arts Council Collection, with key loans from other UK collections, to investigate these new and dynamic approaches. In My Shoes offers a timely opportunity to consider the legacy of a key aspect of 1990s British art, and begins with key early works by Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas and Gavin Turk, who received international attention for putting themselves in the frame with bold and confrontational works. The exhibition continues with the work of a younger generation of artists including Rachel McLean and Bedwyr Williams who have each established an active role within their work. Represented artists include: Helen Chadwick, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, Rachel MacLean, Hayley Newman, Grayson Perry, Marc Quinn, Zineb Sidera, Bob & Roberta Smith, Gavin Turk, Mark Wallinger, Gillian Wearing, Bedwyr Williams, Jane & Louise Wilson and Carey Young.

Longside Gallery, 1 April–17 June 2018
Leicester, Attenborough Arts Centre, 7 July–27 August
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 19 January–12 May 2019

Hayward Gallery - SBC
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
Greater London




0871 663 2519

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