Hayward Touring

Hayward Touring

Hayward Touring is a contemporary art organisation producing exhibitions that tour to galleries, museums and other publicly-funded venues throughout Britain. We collaborate with artists, independent curators, writers and partner institutions to develop imaginative exhibitions that are seen by up to half a million people in over forty five cities and towns each year. Acting as a laboratory of ideas and nurturing new curatorial approaches, Hayward Touring’s exhibitions feature a thought-provoking mix of subjects and artists, intended to complement and expand upon our partner-galleries’ programmes.

Exhibitions range in scale from the British Art Show - the largest and most ambitious survey of recent British art, organised in different cities around the country every five years - to international group exhibitions produced with guest curators, artists and writers. The programme also extends to smaller monographic print and photography exhibitions, touring to a variety of venues including galleries, libraries, universities, colleges and schools, arts centres and historic sites.

Hayward Touring is supported by Arts Council England and, in addition to its own programme also tours exhibitions from the Arts Council Collection. For more information about the Arts Council Collection please visit www.artscouncilcollection.org.uk.



Hayward Touring announces the selection of artists for British Art Show 8 opening in Leeds Art Gallery on 9 October 2015 and touring to Edinburgh, Norwich and Southampton. The British Art Show is widely recognised as the most ambitious and influential exhibition of contemporary British art, with artists chosen for their significant contribution over the past five years.

The curators Anna Colin and Lydia Yee made their selection after extensive research and travel across the UK. Many of the artists have a strong international presence, reflecting the increasingly globalised networks operating in the art world.  More than half of the participating artists are making new work for the exhibition, whilst others will present recent work not previously seen in Britain.  

The exhibition reflects on the status of the object at a time of increasing convergence between the real and the virtual.  In our seemingly dematerialised reality, many artists are reconsidering the potential of the physical, revisiting skills and practices that have been overshadowed in the transition to the digital.  In turn, other artists critically explore the material conditions of our technological existence.  The notion of the object is re-imagined through a variety of production and collaborative processes, as well as through the use of narrative and fiction.


The artists in British Art Show 8 are:


Åbäke, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Caroline Achaintre, John Akomfrah and Trevor Mathison, Aaron Angell, Pablo Bronstein, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Andrea Büttner, Alexandre da Cunha, Nicolas Deshayes, Benedict Drew, Simon Fujiwara, Martino Gamper, Ryan Gander, Melanie Gilligan, Anthea Hamilton, Will Holder, Alan Kane, Mikhail Karikis, Linder, Rachel Maclean, Ahmet Öğüt with Liam Gillick, Susan Hiller and Goshka Macuga, Yuri Pattison, Ciara Phillips, Charlotte Prodger, Laure Prouvost, Magali Reus, James Richards, Eileen Simpson and Ben White, Daniel Sinsel, Cally Spooner, Patrick Staff, Imogen Stidworthy, Hayley Tompkins, Jessica Warboys, Stuart Whipps, Bedwyr Williams, Jesse Wine, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye


This year the British Art Show benefits from the exceptional support of Arts Council England's Strategic Touring Fund.  The grant will enable an integrated programme of audience development activities, including new digital platforms, community engagement and artists' projects outside the galleries.  Other supporters and partners confirmed to date include Creative Scotland; The Henry Moore Foundation; Film and Video Umbrella; Mondriaan Fund; Create London; Lafayette Anticipation - Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin, Paris; WERK; William A. Cadbury Charitable Trust; Northern Ballet; Dovecot Studios; ArtAV; The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.


The exhibition tour dates are:

Leeds Art Gallery
9 October 2015 - 10 January 2016


Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, and Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
13 February - 8 May 2016


Norwich University of the Arts and Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery
24 June - 4 September 2016


John Hansard Gallery and Southampton City Art Gallery
8 October 2016 - 14 January 2017


Please visit www.britishartshow8.com for more information


Current Exhibitions

Hayward Touring exhibitions currently on the road include Art from Elsewhere: International Contemporary Art from UK Galleries with support from the Art Fund which launched at the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow. The third Curatorial Open, Listening, launched at BALTIC's project space at BALTIC 39, Newcastle Upon Tyne in September. Artist, Sam Belinfante, was selected for his proposal that interrogates the act of listening in contemporary art.

Click on a pin on the map below to find out more about specific current exhibitions on tour.

Further Information
To find out more about collaborating with Hayward Touring on new exhibitions, or to get involved with one that is currently touring or in development please go to our ‘About Hayward Touring’ section or contact Alison Maun, our bookings administrator directly: alison.maun@southbankcentre.co.uk

To browse or order Hayward Touring catalogues please visit Hayward Publishing