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Outdoor art & commissions

Installation view of the artwork of Souad Abdelrassoul: Me, You and the Journey, artwork of two people in a tree. Display outside building of the Queen Elizabeth Hall
Photo by Morley von Sternberg

Explore the Southbank Centre’s outdoor spaces to discover free artworks. Some are with us for a short while, others can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Outdoor commissions

In an ongoing programme presented by the Hayward Gallery you’ll find newly commissioned artworks appearing in our outdoor spaces throughout the year. Our current commissions which you can enjoy for free at the Southbank Centre are...

Permanent pieces

These artworks and installations have now established a permanent residency here at the Southbank Centre, where you can continue to enjoy them for free all year round.