art & exhibitions

From internationally acclaimed artists at Hayward Gallery to pop-up installations, showcases and immersive experiences, an engaging and inspiring array of art and exhibitions can be found across Southbank Centre.

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People throughout history, in times of great crisis, have turned to the arts to give them solace and to give them companionship
Tracey Emin, artist, speaking at Southbank Centre

Hayward Gallery

Hayward Gallery is a world-renowned contemporary art gallery and a landmark of brutalist architecture. The exhibition programme focuses on presenting a wide range of adventurous and influential artists from across the world

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Various times
until 29 Jul 2018
Various times | until 29 Jul 2018
Art
Join our musical tour with pop sensation ABBA in a one-of-kind exhibition, narrated by Jarvis Cocker
Join our musical tour with pop sensation ABBA in a one-of-kind exhibition, narrated by Jarvis Cocker
1 Jun 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Art
Lee Bul transforms Hayward Gallery into a spectacular dream-like landscape
Lee Bul transforms Hayward Gallery into a spectacular dream-like landscape
International street artist Lakwena

Free

Free

14 Jun 2018 - 4 Jul 2018
Art
Feast your eyes on international artist Lakwena’s bold mural of the Help Refugees slogan
Feast your eyes on international artist Lakwena’s bold mural of the Help Refugees slogan

Free

Free

10:00 am
Tue 19 Jun 2018
10:00 am | Tue 19 Jun 2018
Art
Primary schools take over the gallery for a day of workshops and tours exploring Lee Bul’s work
Primary schools take over the gallery for a day of workshops and tours exploring Lee Bul’s work

Free

Free

Various times
until 1 Jul 2018
Various times | until 1 Jul 2018
Art
Explore this new display on brutalist architecture, for both children and adults
Explore this new display on brutalist architecture, for both children and adults
Yuan Goang-Ming Tomorrowland

Free

Free

Various times
20 Jun 2018 - 6 Aug 2018
Various times | 20 Jun 2018 - 6 Aug 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
A free exhibition of recent work by pioneering Taiwanese video artist Yuan Goang-Ming
A free exhibition of recent work by pioneering Taiwanese video artist Yuan Goang-Ming
Installation view of Lee Bul, Willing To Be Vulnerable - Metalized Balloon, 2015-16 at Hayward Gallery, 2018. © Lee Bul, Photo: Linda Nylind

Free

Free

Various times
until 4 Jul 2018
Various times | until 4 Jul 2018
Art
Be one of the first to see this solo show of the artist’s pioneering multidimensional work
Be one of the first to see this solo show of the artist’s pioneering multidimensional work
11 July 2018
Art
Come on a musical journey with Swedish pop sensation ABBA with these specially adapted tours
Come on a musical journey with Swedish pop sensation ABBA with these specially adapted tours
Nelson Mandela visits Hlengiwe

Free

Free

Various times
17 Jul 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Various times | 17 Jul 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
Mark 100 years since the iconic leader’s birth, in this exhibition about his fight for equality
Mark 100 years since the iconic leader’s birth, in this exhibition about his fight for equality
Photo showing two women posing in a headscarf and a neck scarf

Free

Free

Various times
21 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
Various times | 21 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
Art
Get crafty and colourful with African fabrics at a textiles workshop open to all levels
Get crafty and colourful with African fabrics at a textiles workshop open to all levels

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