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    Members-Only Hours - Mixing It Up: Painting Today

    Thu 9 Sep 2021, from 11am
    Hayward Gallery
    Art & exhibitions
    Free for members
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    Hurvin Anderson, Ascent, 2019 Acrylic on paper laid on board, 100 x 130 cm
    Hurvin Anderson. Courtesy the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery. Laura & Barry Townsley, London. Photo: Rat Hole Gallery

    Be the first to see our latest Hayward Gallery exhibition Mixing It Up: Painting Today on its opening day, at a time reserved especially for Members.

    Mixing It Up brings together 31 contemporary painters who exploit the unique characteristics of their medium to create fresh, compelling works of art that speak to this moment.

    Approaching painting as a platform for speculative thinking and unexpected conversations, the artists in this exhibition make works that oscillate between observation and invention, depiction and allegory, illusion and materiality.

    Featuring three generations of artists who live and work here, the exhibition highlights the UK’s emergence as a vital international centre of contemporary painting.

    Mixing It Up: Painting Today features 31 artists:

    Tasha Amini, Hurvin Anderson, Alvaro Barrington, Lydia Blakeley, Gabriella Boyd, Lisa Brice, Gareth Cadwallader, Caroline Coon, Somaya Critchlow, Peter Doig, Jadé Fadojutimi, Denzil Forrester, Louise Giovanelli, Andrew Pierre Hart, Lubaina Himid, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Merlin James, Rachel Jones, Allison Katz, Matthew Krishanu, Graham Little, Oscar Murillo, Mohammed Sami, Samara Scott, Daniel Sinsel, Caragh Thuring, Sophie von Hellermann, Jonathan Wateridge, Rose Wylie, Issy Wood and Vivien Zhang.

    Need to know

    Tickets are limited to two per Member.

    Dates & times

    Thur 9 Sep, 11am – 12.30pm & 6.30pm – 8pm


    Free for members

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    Hayward Gallery

    Our number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. 

    Check here for our current guidance

    Closed until 29 June 2022 and then Wed – Sat 11am – 7pm, Sundays 10am – 6pm. Closed Mon & Tue.

    Our address is: Hayward Gallery, 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

    We recommend booking your tickets online in advance. If you are a Member or supporter, please book your ticket online (details of how to book these tickets are below). 

    Once you’ve booked, we’ll send you an e-ticket. There’s no need to print your e-ticket – just show your phone to our hosts on entry to the gallery. 

    Some free events, including our HENI Project Space exhibitions, don't require a pre-booked ticket – you can simply turn up on the day. These events are labelled FREE on our website with no way to book.

    If you don't receive your e-ticket

    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. 

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    If you are a Member or supporter, you can book your ticket online in advance by selecting the 'Members’ free ticket' option under the concessions tab. Any extra tickets will be priced at the standard rate unless another concession applies.

    Dual Members must book their tickets separately.

    Unable to attend

    If you’re not able to attend your booking, please email us before your time slot

    Please, stay at home if you have symptoms of illness such as a cough, sore throat or fever or have tested positive for coronavirus. You can email us to refund or exchange your ticket before your time slot.

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    Lambeth residents

    Lambeth resident tickets for Wed – Fri 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 for Wed – Fri 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.

    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.

    Reciprocal tickets 

    Reciprocal tickets for the Hayward Gallery can be booked via email for any weekday of the exhibition, excluding the first and final week of the show. Currently pre-booking is essential. Please remember to bring valid ID with you when you visit.

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    Museums Association and ICOM

    Members of the Museums Association and ICOM can get one free ticket. Tickets must be booked in advance by emailing us, giving the date and time you would like to visit the gallery. Please remember to bring valid ID with you when you visit.

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    We are happy to welcome primary, secondary and SEND schools during Hayward Gallery opening hours at the following rates:

    Primary schools: Free, booking required
    Secondary schools in Lambeth and Southwark: Free, booking required
    All other secondary schools: £5 per pupil. Accompanying teachers go free

    Please note that the age recommendation for In the Black Fantastic is 16+. Booking for younger groups is at the school's discretion.

    Please email us with your preferred visit date and any other relevant school and pupil information at [email protected]

    If you have any further questions or need anything else to support your visit, please contact the schools team. 

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    When you arrive

    Entrance to the exhibition is via the Hayward Gallery main entrance. We’re 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.


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


    Our cloakroom is £1 per item and is for coats, umbrellas and small bags. 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.

    We're cash-free

    Please note that we're unable to accept cash payments across our site. 

    When you arrive

    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. 

    Download step-free access map

    More about Access & facilities

    Inside the gallery

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

    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).

    Our Access Scheme

    If you’re signed up to our Access Scheme, you’re eligible to bring a companion free of charge. Please book a standard ticket and email us to add your companion to your booking. If you are unable to book online, please get in touch.

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    More about our Access Scheme


    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.

    Blue Badge parking at National Theatre

    Alternative parking for Blue Badge holders visiting the Southbank Centre can be found at the National Theatre car park (330 metres). If you are visiting the Hayward Gallery, just take your badge and car park ticket to the Ticket Desk in the gallery foyer for validation before you leave.

    Please note: on Sunday when the National Theatre building is closed there is no step-free access from the car park.

    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 the 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 the Royal Festival Hall (30 metres) has been created for visitors who are unable to walk from alternative car parks.

    A selection of the restaurants and cafes on our site are now open. 

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