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Find out more about our forthcoming exhibition, Carsten Höller: Decision and our current Hayward Project Space exhibition.

Hayward Gallery has a long history of presenting work by the world's most adventurous and innovative artists. For free entry to all exhibitions become a Southbank Centre Member.

Opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1968, it is an outstanding example of sixties brutalist architecture and is one of the few remaining buildings of this style. It was designed by a group of young architects, including Dennis Crompton, Warren Chalk and Ron Herron. Hayward Gallery is named after the late Sir Isaac Hayward, the former leader of the London County Council.

Current Exhibition

Our current exhibition is Carsten Höller: Decision (Wednesday 10 June 2015 - Sunday 6 September 2015). The exhibition, which sprawls across Hayward Gallery and erupts beyond its roof and walls, explores perception and decision making. Confronting visitors with a series of choices, it features mirrors, disconcerting doubles and mysterious objects which together create an impression of a world where nothing is quite as it seems. To find out more visit our Carsten Höller: Decision website.

Hayward Gallery Project Space

The current show in the Hayward Gallery Project Space is Dineo Seshee Bopape: slow -co-ruption Wednesday 26 August - Sunday 27 September. Combining dense sculptural installation with video montages, this first solo exhibition in the UK by South African artist Dineo Seshee Bopape engages with powerful socio-political notions of memory, narration and representation.

Flipping between an analogue and digital aesthetic, Bopape's video works mix and re-mix sound and image into kaleidoscopic montages. Distinct locations and characters start to emerge, including the artist herself, only to give way to a cacophony of sampled music and sound and effects. Bopape's videos are often incorporated into her sculptural installations. In these assemblages everyday materials - including timber, bricks, mirrors, and plants - form complex and precarious configurations, often across the walls and floor of the gallery.

This exhibition presents a selection of Bopape's video works alongside a new sculpture conceived especially for Hayward Gallery. Born in 1981 in Polokwane, Dineo Seshee Bopape studied at the Durban University of Technology, South Africa, and earned her MFA from Columbia University in 2010. Her work has been shown internationally, including presentations at the New Museum (New York), ICA (Philadelphia), Mart House Gallery (Amsterdam), and the 12th Biennale de Lyon. Bopape lives and works in Johannesburg.

Supported by The African Arts Trust

Opening Times
Monday, 12 noon – 6pm
Tuesday & Wednesday, 11am – 7pm
Thursday & Friday, 11am – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday, 11am – 7pm

Hayward Gallery Project Space


Please note that special opening hours shall be in place for the Carsten Höller exhibition. These are detailed on the exhibition website.

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Full Price £15.00
Seniors 60+ £13.00
Students/Concessions £10.00
Young People 12 – 18 £10.00
Under 12 (out of school hours) Free
Southbank Centre Members Free
Supporters Circles Free

Prices include a small voluntary donation in support of Hayward Gallery. If you are a UK tax payer, thanks to Gift Aid, Southbank Centre can reclaim the tax you have paid on the whole entry fee, not just your donation. If you want to opt out of the donation, the standard admission charges are: Full Price £13.64, Seniors £11.82, Students £10, Young People (12 – 18) £9.09.

Concessions include full-time students and those on benefits (Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support, Pension Credit or Disability Tax Credit). Appropriate documentation to be shown.

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Groups (Mon – Fri only, 10 people or more):
Adult groups £10.00 per person
Secondary School, College) 12-17 £3.00 per person (Free tutor tickets when bringing a group)
College and University Groups 18+ £6.00 per person (Free tutor tickets when bringing a group)
Primary schools ages 4 -11 free
Lambeth Schools ages 4 -16 free

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Southbank Centre Shop Hayward Gallery
Open Monday 12 noon – 6pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday
and Sunday 11am – 7pm
Thursday and Friday 11am – 8pm
The shop sells books, catalogues, posters, screenprints, postcards and specially designed merchandise.

Concrete at Hayward Gallery
A programme of regular music and DJ nights take place throughout the year at Concrete, the Hayward Gallery’s day cafe/night bar.

Free entry with Membership
Southbank Centre Members get free unlimited entry to all exhibitions at Hayward Gallery plus much more including 10% savings at the Hayward Gallery Shop, invitations to Members’ Hayward Gallery late viewings, a private Members’ bar with stunning views of London, priority booking on all shows and special offers and events.

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Online at southbankcentre.co.uk/membership
By phone 0844 875 0071

Supporting Southbank Centre 

Supporters Circles
The Supporters Circles enable individuals to develop a closer relationship with artists, performers and Directors at Southbank Centre whilst supporting our artistic vision.

Get involved today
By phone 020 7921 0825
or email circles@southbankcentre.co.uk

Supporters enjoy a programme of exclusive events like previews and private views of all Hayward Gallery exhibitions, rehearsals, drinks receptions, talks and annual party; unlimited free entry to the Hayward Gallery and use of the Members Bar for themselves and three guests; privileged booking including access to tickets for sold-out shows.

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