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    Among the Trees

    Until 31 October
    Hayward Gallery
    Art & exhibitions
    £12, Advance booking is now sold out
    Limited availability
    Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Horizontal - Vaakasuora, 2011, at Among the Trees, Hayward Gallery, 2020. © Crystal Eye, Helsinki, 2020. Courtesy of Hayward Gallery. Photo Mark Blower
    Mark Blower

    'beautiful, stirring forest of art at the Hayward Gallery'

    The Observer

    Enter a forest of art, formed through sculptures, installations, drawings, paintings and photographs.

    This group exhibition explores our complex relationship with trees and forests, and their role in our lives and imaginations.

    Thirty-seven international artists draw our attention to these awe-inspiring life forms.

    About the exhibition
    In meditative works across different media, the artists explore how trees – with lifespans much longer than our own – challenge how we think about time, and consider how intimately entangled they are with human affairs.

    They invite us to appreciate their soaring scale, in artworks such as a monumental sculpture cast from a 2,000-year-old olive tree by Ugo Rondinone, a cinematic portrait of a 30-metre-high spruce tree by Eija-Liisa Ahtila, and a vast forest of trees constructed entirely from cardboard by Eva Jospin.

    Among the Trees transports us around the world, from Colombian rainforests and remote Japanese islands to olive orchards in Israel and a 9,550-year-old spruce in Sweden.

    At a time when the destruction of the world’s forests is accelerating at a record pace, see the natural world through new eyes on a walk through the woods, real and imagined.

    Download the exhibition guide (large print)

    Featured artists

    Robert Adams, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Yto Barrada, Johanna Calle, Gillian Carnegie, Tacita Dean, Peter Doig, Jimmie Durham, Kirsten Everberg, Simryn Gill, Rodney Graham, Shi Guowei, Hugh Hayden, Eva Jospin, Kazuo Kadonaga, William Kentridge, Toba Khedoori, Luisa Lambri, Myoung Ho Lee, Zoe Leonard, Robert Longo, Sally Mann, Steve McQueen, Jean-Luc Mylayne, Mariele Neudecker, Virginia Overton, Roxy Paine, Giuseppe Penone, Abel Rodríguez, Ugo Rondinone, George Shaw, Robert Smithson, Jennifer Steinkamp, Thomas Struth, Rachel Sussman, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Jeff Wall.

    The exhibition is kindly supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Warner Media.

    Enjoy our virtual tour video

    Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff talking about the 2020 exhibition Among the Trees
    WarnerMedia Sponsor Logo


    Until 31 Oct


    Standard Supporter ticket: £13.50 (includes a £1.50 donation)

    Standard ticket: £12 

    If you're booking a free ticket because you're a Member, please see 'How to book online in advance' in the Venue information below.



    Hayward Gallery

    London has been designated a Tier 2 zone. This means that when you are indoors, you cannot mix with people from different households or from outside your support bubble.

    You can still come to the Hayward Gallery and our environment is still safe and Covid-secure. However, you must now move through the gallery only with people from your own household or support bubble. As always, maintain social distancing and make sure you wear a face covering at all times in the gallery. There's plenty of hand sanitiser available to keep your hands clean.

    We look forward to seeing you soon.

    We’re now open on Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm and Sunday, 10am – 6pm; and closed on Monday and Tuesday.

    Our address is: Hayward Galley, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX.

    • The nearest tube and train stations within 5-7 minutes walk are Waterloo (Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines) and Embankment (District & Circle lines).
    • There are also lots of bus routes with stops 2-5 minutes from our venues. For more information on getting here by road, rail or river.

    Visit our Getting here page

    Pre-booking online is essential

    Entry is by pre-booked ticket only. Advance booking is now sold out – check our website on the day for returns.

    There’s no need to print your e-ticket – just show your phone to our hosts on entry.

    If you don't receive your e-ticket

    If you don’t receive an e-ticket, please check your spam folder for an email from [email protected]. If you don’t receive your e-ticket within a few hours of booking, please get in touch Monday to Friday 

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    Advance booking is now sold out – check our website on the day for returns.

    All members are entitled to one free ticket to the exhibition. Tickets must be booked in advance on our website by logging in as a Member and selecting the 'Members free ticket' option under the concessions tab. This can only be applied to one ticket. Any additional tickets will be priced at standard rate unless an additional concession applies.

    Dual members must book their tickets separately.

    Unable to attend

    If you are unable to attend your booking, please email us before your time slot to return your ticket for a credit voucher, valid for two years from date of issue. We can't accept returns after the date of your booking.

    Please, stay at home if you have symptoms of illness such as a cough, sore throat or fever or have been in contact in the past 14 days with someone who has coronavirus. Email us before your time slot as we may be able to offer a credit voucher, valid for two years from date of issue, or a refund.

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    Lambeth residents

    Lambeth resident tickets are £5. Tickets must be booked in advance via our website by selecting the 'Lambeth Residents' ticket type under the concessions tab. ID may be requested on arrival.


    Under-30s tickets are £5. Tickets must be booked in advance via our website by selecting the 'Under 30' ticket type under the concessions tab. ID may be requested on arrival.

    Join our under-30s scheme

    Under 12s

    Under 12s tickets are free. Tickets must be booked in advance via our website by selecting the 'Under 12' ticket type under the concessions tab. ID may be requested on arrival.

    When you arrive

    Entrance to the exhibition is via the Hayward Gallery main entrance. We are operating a one-way system. 

    Get here as close to your time slot as possible – you won’t be able to come into the Hayward Gallery to wait, and our other buildings are still closed for now. 


    Toilets, including accessible toilets, are open for ticket holders in the Hayward Gallery Foyer. 


    The cloakroom is closed in order to reduce face-to-face contact. You won’t be able to bring any bags over 40 x 25 x 25cm into the exhibition, so please leave large bags at home. Visitors with prams, buggies and wheelchairs are welcome. 


    After leaving the exhibition, the one-way system takes you through the Hayward Gallery Shop, which is now cash-free.

    Entering the Gallery

    There may be short queues to enter the building and the exhibition. If you are not able to queue or need further assistance, our hosts are here to help you. 

    For level access to the gallery from Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road, use the car park lift to the Hayward Gallery Foyer. All floors are accessible from the main foyer. 

    We welcome wheelchair users and guide companion dogs. Wheelchairs and gallery stools are available for visitors by speaking to a host when you arrive (subject to availability).

    Download step-free access map

    More about Access & facilities

    Download Among the Trees large-print text


    Accessible toilets are available, and there is some seating for visitors who need it during their visit. 


    Blue Badge holders and those with access requirements can be dropped off on the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road off Belvedere Road (the road between the Royal Festival Hall and the Hayward Gallery).

    There are four Blue Badge parking spaces available for visitors located on the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road. Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and use of them is free. You are required to display your Blue Badge as you enter the site. Vehicles that do not display a Blue Badge are refused entry.

    Alternative parking is available nearby at the APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park (490 metres), subject to charges.

    Blue Badge parking APCOA Cornwall Road

    Alternative parking for Blue Badge holders visiting Southbank Centre can also be found at the South Bank Car Park – APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park. Just take your badge and car park ticket to the parking attendant office at the entrance to the car park for validation before you leave.

    A drop-off point at Royal Festival Hall (30 metres) has been created for visitors who are unable to walk from alternative car parks.

    Access Scheme

    If you are signed up to our Access Scheme, you are eligible to bring a companion free of charge if you need to. Please book a standard ticket online and contact us with your order number to add your companion to your booking.

    Email us Monday to Friday

    More about our Access Scheme 

    The Hayward Gallery Cafe is closed, but a selection of the restaurants and cafes on our site and the Southbank Centre Street Food market are now open. 

    Where to eat & drink

    As we welcome you back, our number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff, so we’ve introduced a number of measures to help everyone stay safe.

    Here's what you need to know before you visit.

    Our measures

    We’re following the official government guidance on working safely during coronavirus to make sure we’re Covid-secure.

    Measures we’ve introduced so far include:

    • Reduced visitor numbers
    • Clear signage and one-way systems
    • Removal of some seating and changes to access
    • Hand sanitiser stations
    • Regular and thorough cleaning
    • Going cash-free

    We’ll continue to review and manage any risks and to respond to any changes in the guidance, keeping our staff trained and up to date as we go.

    Reduced visitor numbers

    We’re admitting fewer visitors than usual so that you can easily keep a safe distance from others and enjoy a crowd-free visit.

    When you book, you’re given a time slot to make sure that we keep to a safe number of people within the gallery.

    Keep others safe

    You must wear a face covering during your visit, for your safety and the safety of other visitors and staff.

    Please, stay at home if you have symptoms of illness such as a cough, sore throat or fever or have been in contact in the past 14 days with someone who has coronavirus. You can email us     (open Monday to Friday) to refund or exchange your ticket before your time slot.

    During your visit

    To keep yourself and others safe, please:

    • Follow our one-way system
    • Keep a safe distance from others
    • Use the hand sanitiser provided

    Do I have to wear a face covering?

    You don't have to wear a face covering if there is a good reason why you can't do so.

    For example:

    • children under the age of 11 do not have to wear a face covering
    • you don't have to wear a face covering if you can't put on, wear or remove it because of a physical or mental illness, impairment or disability
    • you don't have to wear a face covering if putting on, wearing or removing it will cause you severe distress
    • you don't have to wear a face covering if you are providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading to communicate